Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mine once again!

I wrote this on the plane ride back to Maryland. I was tired and grumpy. I didn't really want to leave the heat or my friends/family. But here I am, still wanting to know what I am doing here.

Mine once again

From the smell of the dust in the air to the way the ground is so dry, I have missed everything about you.
Your bright, hot, unforgiving sun I have craved for you long from the hell I know dwell in.
I see my solo friends with their arms in the air, almost as though they are greeting me.
'Salutations, Sir. Saguaro!' though unmoving his arms, and his dangerous lips do not open, he says more than the coyotes at night.
'Your home! Now please stay." His plea is not the only one. The rocks, the lizards, and even the few plants appear from no where to give me this same plea.
Wet magic slips from my eyes as I turn away. 'Please, do not ask me today.' as a gentle breeze pulls dust past my face I wish I could give them a different answer.
But for now the West is mine! so I raise my head to its sun, and let him sizzle my tears away. For today this is mine, my Arizona once again.

Friday, November 13, 2009


After surgery and recovery and a month of play, I am finally back!
This is a piece made with fresh water pearls and glass pearls. I had been waiting for the perfect piece to use this locket on.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Labels we don't have to live with

I have been thinking about this a lot in the last 2 months. I want to thank you Tammy for having the words to say what I couldn't. I know you wrote this ages ago but I just refound it and wanted to post it here. Thanks again.


"Do we all have our scripts down pat?

Does every member of every family have a label & expectation attached to it, or is it just my family?

Is there any way to break free from the labels we've been assigned?

Is it easier to just accept the labels and be what others want us to be?

Can we ever be true to ourselves if we are not allowed to be ourselves?

Remove me from the Label Program; I resign.....I am no longer a member. I'm done being the person I've been expected to be for 40 years. I am TAMMY. And that is just fine with me."

-Tammy of Laugh, Live, Learn, Love

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pearls and Glass

I wanted to post this yesterday but didn't get around to it.
It's amazing what a fine needle biopsy will do for your creativity!
I got home from it on Thursday and all I could think to do was make something pretty. We will know for sure how I am on Tuesday, till then all we can do is to be creative and happy in the moment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Land Art

Art will never stop amazing me! Even though I can quote a thousand different artist through the ages, could tell you in depth about a single painting style and still I am in awe of what I don't know. I have just discovered Andy Goldsworthy and am reading on his life, works and words. Here is a quote that has inspired me and I feel we can apply to life:
"I have become aware of raw nature is in a state of change and how that change is the key to understanding. I want my art to be sensitive and alert to changes in material, season and weather. Often I can only follow a train of thought while a particular weather condition persists. When a change comes, the idea must alter or it will, and often does, fail. I am sometimes left stranded by a change in the weather with half-understood feelings that have to travel with me until conditions are right for them to appear."
This man and his work has spoken to me in a way that I can't even explain. It's not something I would have ever imagined was in existence! Here is a link to his sight so you can see and feel what I have.
This is a small thing
that his art has inspired.
Seed beads and wire.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Girls Night

Our Church ward had a father's-son's camp out, so that meant that the girls had the house!
First we went to see the Night in the museum 2. It was the second time that I had seen it, but was all the more eye boggling because I wasn't trying to follow the story line.
Then we came home and I created this:
moon pearls and fake crystal.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I love owls!
I have two bags with owls on them, an owl hanging in my car and these lovely things in my bedroom. I don't know what to do with the second owl charm though.
It is large and I don't think that I want to do clusters of beads since my fingers are still recovering from the prom jewelry.
Any Ideas?