Thursday, July 30, 2009

i dream in color.

i often fall asleep thinking of color and end up dreaming about it. i once told a photographer friend of mine about this, he seemed to understand, and the next time i saw him, he had a gift for me, a beautiful book about color

last night, i looked through the j.crew catalog before falling asleep and awoke with loads of ideas, not based on their designs (although, they provide their own inspiration), but on the colors of their gorgeous italian cashmere sweaters. i couldn't wait to sort through my beads and start creating. color does something to me, it stops me in my tracks, sometimes, it's an eyeshadow, sometimes, it's a flower and sometimes, it's something on etsy's front page, that just draws me in. 

Sunday, July 26, 2009

dinner tonight.

mine looked almost this pretty and it was delicious!

new. layered. charm. necklaces.

charm necklaces to be worn alone or layered. the hot air balloon and the gilded feather hang 18" and the star and tiny wishbone hang 16". sweet. coming soon. new charms.

summer swell.

a long time admirer. please check out matt's site for more photos from this talented photographer.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

today's inspiration.

flowy, floral dress (for upcoming date night), colorful, beaded necklaces worn with a bikini (summer is not over yet), a much needed haircut, possibly a small tattoo of a tiny solid star on my left shoulder (thinking about it), sexy boots, scarves and jeans for fall (looking ahead) and some yoga this afternoon (after my run, of course).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

yoga is sexy. running is not.

after years of running, hating every minute of it, i took up yoga.  yoga isn't really me.  it's calm, peaceful, mindful, quiet, but i was smitten

 taken by the darkened room, the trickling water, the buddhas, the instructors, the yoga clothes, the magazines and the bodies, i fell hard for yoga.  practiced every day.  i felt sexy, drank lots of tea, relaxed (unheard of for me) bought cute yoga clothes, made lots of yoga-inspired jewelry, stopped shaving my legs (no, just kidding), meditated (even set up a meditation area in my house, big buddha, candles, books, malas).  i loved yoga, and then summer came. 

yoga and 'me' time seem to slip away, each day i thought 'tomorrow i'll do my practice', and then more days would slip by. (i think i've only done my practice three or four times in the last six weeks). 

feeling quite sad and very out of shape, i've decided to take up running again. i know that seems weird, but running gets you in good shape quickly and it's fast and helps to relieve stress. so, today, i ran. it was hot, sweaty and boring, but i did it. it's not sexy like yoga, but hopefully when 'me' time comes back around in a few weeks or so, i'll be in perfect shape to have another love affair with yoga.

Monday, July 20, 2009

looking ahead. favorite things for fall.

while still enjoying my endless summer, colorful beads, sexy dangly earrings, dainty charm necklaces, strappy sandals...i have my eye on a few things for fall.

zucchini fusilli.

looking for something to make tonight. saw this beautiful summer dish. running over to my neighbor's garden to see if she can spare some zucchini.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

hello. up there.

hello. up there. whimsical. hot air balloon. earrings.  

Monday, July 13, 2009

mini me.

thanks andrew. love these photos. actually, love all his work. andrew is an amazing photographer. super fun to work with and extremely talented. works around the world. wedding and lifestyle. take a look.

Thursday, July 9, 2009



i was running yesterday, scrolling through my ipod and landed on paula fuga's music. it is hauntingly beautiful. 
thought of you and something on my mind, best songs. better suited for late nights than running.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

seduced by color.

years ago i made a decision to call myself an artist, this after several years of creating and selling jewelry.  i had always thought of myself more as someone who dreamt of being an artist one day. and then it hit me, if i was ever going to be an artist, i better start calling myself one. beads.  i started my passion for jewelry with beads, beautiful, colorful gemstone beads.  i made so many necklaces that i had to start selling them, so i could support my habit.  buying beads.  gemstones turned to silver and gold and i began creating jewelry in all it's many forms. lately, i've been seduced by color again.

hello. come along for the ride.