a super trade

i've been working hard on a couple of 'big' things that aren't documented to point of being able to share them yet - so thought i would share one of the lovely pieces i traded for at the walker jewelry mart. this ring (sea creature #1 ring) is by karin jacobsen and i must say that i absolutely ADORE it. i wear it every day, all day and is replacing the simple wedding band that i haven't worn since being pregnant (too wide for everyday use - annoying when washing hands.) anyway my next task is to have her make a matching band for my husband so that we're both wearing rings again ;) (he lost his a few years back.....) shucks.



here is a recap of the event from the walker's perspective


walker jewelry mart

i must say that i had a fantastic time this saturday at the first ever, walker jewelry mart. the space is great with a totally breath-taking view of the city, and on a sunny spring day like the one we had, there was an abundance of natural light. i can't thank the walker staff enough for taking such good care of us and setting a very professional tone for the day. the turn-out was really good - with people who came to buy - which felt great and made it totally worthwhile! (note: i must admit that no family members or friends came this time (except edith-nicole who was a wonderful surprise) which marks a mile-stone for me - a good milestone. i couldn't do anything without the support of the people closest to me, but it is also important to move beyond the need to have them at every event. i suppose it is like taking the training wheels off my bike ... "hey mom, i'm riding!!!") i also met some great people whose work is so inspiring to me. all in all, a very FUN day!


breaking the "rules"

for whatever reason, i have tried to keep this blog about my jewelry and making ... separating the personal & mom-stuff into different blogs. (perhaps my perceived need to keep things "professional" -- perhaps silly???)

well, when i saw this stack of cookies over at assemblage (half a world away) i couldn't help but get excited ... first to make the cookies (lucky girl, me!) and second because it gives me a reason to talk about my rekindled desire to make food from scratch, to eat in my home, and to not eat out or take-out so much. i find the same sense of pride in the food that i've been making as i do in my jewelry. it's not that my meals are anything out of the ordinary - just that there is something about taking individual ingrediants and putting them together to make a nuorishing meal that is akin to making an object - to designing. beyond that, though, it satisfies a small part of the need in me to feel like a good mom -- basic, old-fashioned, and real.....

this morning i took an extra 45 minutes to stop at the playground before dropping my boy off at his grandmother's house......he rejuvinates me.