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Masthead Maiden Necklace

Isn’t she strong and lovely? I can see her on the prow of a ship, sailing through stormy seas and brilliant blue skies alike.  She is secured and just awaiting to set out to sea and keep to the wind! (Okay, I … Continue reading

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Star Goddess

Really, making a complete mess of my home shouldn’t be this much fun! I love this gorgeous vintage brass Art Nouveau Star Goddess set on a large filigree which I painted in burgundy and bronze patinas then shaped into a wearable form. Having spent hours figuring … Continue reading

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Embellished Romance

Having found another new technique to go crazy with, I am proceeding with careless abandonment and wielding my paintbrush and tools with recklessness. Beware, anyone who walks into the workroom better be prepared for flying bits of metal and paint! I have … Continue reading

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Chain Maille

So recently had a major need to up my game and do something new with my jewelry. Yep, short attention span here which means trying a variety of methods to add to the current madness. I settled on playing with chain … Continue reading

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Wisteria Riot

Our wisteria have gone crazy and are spectacularly lush and vibrant! I enjoy it while the lavender blossoms are here because they don’t last long. The urge to paint in miniature the spectacular color riot was irresistible so I made a … Continue reading

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Poppies!

Yes, the poppies are out! I love the varied hues of sunshine dotting the landscape. They glow like stained glass when the sun sets them ablaze in early morning or late afternoon. Another brain bubble trying to play with watercolors … Continue reading

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Buttons!

When I used to work with seed beads, I made elaborate bracelets using enameled and Czech glass buttons.  The bracelets were fun to make but took a tremendous amount of time. The teeny tiny seed beads were hard on my … Continue reading

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Winter’s Night

A dear friend sent this photo of her view out the window, so mysteriously beautiful! ”The snow had begun in the gloaming, And busily all the night Had been heaping field and highway With a silence deep and white.” – … Continue reading

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Birds Birds Birds

The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival is well under way this weekend and the birds are cooperating fully. Long-billed Curlews and Dowitchers, Black-necked Stilts, Oystercatchers, Marbled Godwits, Kestrels, Boobies and Grosbeaks. The names are charming and evocative, the birds a … Continue reading

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Winter Bird Festival

Every winter, Morro Bay holds its Winter Bird Festival and people from all over descend on the coast, binoculars and cameras in hand. Morro Bay and the surrounding area is designated a State and National Estuary and is an ideal spot for avid birders. … Continue reading

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Dawn in Indigo

Happy 2014 to all! I thought I should show y’all the finished piece from the Dawn post so here it is!

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Moonlight Magic

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. -Oscar Wilde

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Midnight

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Regency Romance

For some reason unbeknownst to myself, I am in the mood for Regency Era novels and historical reading. Books on the period abound on my shelf. So it only seems fair that I try to design a few period pieces. … Continue reading

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Lovely to See You Again

I just went to a Moody Blues concert and am reveling in their wonderful music so y’all get to revel with me in their goodness! As they write on The Threshold of a Dream album: “Wonderful day for passing my … Continue reading

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