Hello July

I’m on the tail end of my recovery and ready to hit the studio hard in about a week. I’m also going to be getting back into some of my old trades of clothing and textiles. I’m not 100% sure where that will go, but it’s bound to bring inspiration back to the jewels!

Big and seemingly life shaking things have happened post surgery and I’m choosing to see them as shaking things up in order for transformation to occur rather than getting sucked into the sadness and drama of it all. I’m a little freaked out but excited by the possibilities. A new chapter is about to be written, 100% on my own terms this time.

Speaking of jewels, here’s a piece I made for a most special and inspirational human, pre surgery.

Try Number 5,237

I mean, it just shouldn’t be so hard to keep up with this thing, but life keeps happening and I keep getting sidetracked. I actually have a somewhat good reason for being away this time, I had yet another surgery due to those pesky fibroids. So the past weeks have been spent preparing and now recovering.

Luckily this time was much less invasive from a surgical standpoint. I am however missing my uterus, so there’s that. After 10 years of fighting these things, I’m hopeful that not having the nagging dilemma, pain, etc. in the back of my head will free up space for more living and creating.

I have my two week appointment coming up and will hopefully get the go ahead to get back to working, at least part time. Truth be told, I’ve snuck a little in the past week. It feels good after all the taking it easy I have to do.

So here’s to getting my life back in order and operating at a level of productivity I haven’t been able to gather in years.

Black Book

Last month one of the dearest people in my life celebrated another trip around the sun. I’m a big proponent of handmade gifts, probably because I’m a big proponent of making things by hand. So I set out to make something both useful and meaningful. This leather black book cover with a brass snake is what I came up with.

I’m Going to…

Custom name necklace for Jackson’s mom.

Taking Me Back Down the Road…

It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a Music Monday. So not only are you getting a post after a very sporadic year of posting thus far, you’re also getting some tunes, courtesy of one of, if not my all time favorite front men. The incomparable, Robert Plant, singing a tune of lust and my neighboring 29 Palms.