Thursday, February 27, 2014


Living room coffee table full of mandrells, living room floor covered with silver, crowded dining room table, oh, you mean you wanted to sit down and eat? (...may be next week)  the only kitchen counter, now a silver polishing station and a bathroom. It is almost show time.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Studio spring cleaning

I can say with certainty THE studio is never been this clean, sorted and organized. I was very happy to sift through and discard old projects, sketches and notes, that mostly just get burned on my work bench. This is a very needed fresh start to the production part of the year. I even found a pair of favorite tweezers I was looking for past several months.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

My new books

Nasty cold turned bronchitis got me in bed, I am going through my Christmas book stash, I hope to read them all.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

This is really happening!

Maple sap bucket, oh so very exited. Have four in total and all of a sudden wish our property had more maple treas.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Candy of the day and a letter of the day.

marriage proposal by Charles Eames to Ray, 1941:

Dear Miss Kaiser,

I am 34 (almost) years old, single (again) and broke. I love you very much and would like to marry you very very soon.* I cannot promise to support us very well. — but if given the chance I will shure in hell try –

*soon means very soon.

What is the size of this finger??

as soon as I get to that hospital I will write “reams” well little ones.

love xxxxxxxxxx


Saturday, February 8, 2014

How easily do these break?

...I am being asked this all the time. Well, long story short is: a cork board with lots of beads on cards, pinned to the board, was left on top of my car (do not ask) and I have driven off without noticing. Several days later a very nice gentleman returned the board with all the work. We have estimated the pieces got driven over by cars probably several times, and guess what: count of broken beads is TWO. TWO. I can confidently say my work is very well made, sturdy. I have proof.