Saturday, October 30, 2010

Permission or Validation?!

I recently purchased the latest copy of a book by Mary Randolph Carter entitled
A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life. I adore the book! I've been a fan of Ms. Carter's books for years (American Junk, Kitchen Junk, Garden Junk, Big City Junk) but have never before felt compelled to paint their titles on my doors!

In this case, I simply couldn't help myself!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

An Ode to Coral

Thanks so much to Kelli Hunter at House of JoLeigh for featuring one of my bracelets, as well as beautiful items from many etsy artisans and other sources in her blog post entitled "Coral-Spiration." Simply beautiful! Please visit her lovely blog...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

An Abundance of Pieces: Miranda's Inspiration

A Place to Create

My 16-year-old daughter, Miranda, recently wrote this poem for a poetry reading at her school, just before school let out for the summer. I was out of town, unable to attend the reading. In retrospect, it's probably a good thing....It touched me so...I can't imagine how I would have been able to hold back my tears in public. And now, I can't help myself but to share it with all of you.

A Place to Create

An abundance of pieces
Parts of lives once lived
Inspirations of hope and love
Memories and reminders of times to come
Years of collection have led to this
To give new life to old

Shiny, soft, scratchy, smooth
These remnants of the past
They whisper amongst the creaks and hums
One day, they say, we will live and love again

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Eight Principles of Fun

A dear young lady sent this to me speaks volumes.
I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thank you!

Thanks to Shiela for finding and featuring mLindvall...inspired design on her website!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I'm delighted to be featured in this wonderful 1920's inspired Etsy (east) treasury! Thanks so much to Katnawlins of for her beautiful picks!

Here's the link:

Friday, February 5, 2010

Not for the Faint of Heart

This truly "wearable art", by Michele's Art Jewelry is not for the faint-hearted. It's big, bold, colorful and Beautiful! Her work in polymer clay, natural materials and mixed metals is awesome...see for yourself! Michele is an incredibly talented artist...

Asian Dance Necklace
I'm especially fond of this necklace titled "Asian Dance"

Please take a moment to stop by and visit her shop at

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hundreds of Etsy sellers have come together in a shop called "Hearts for Haiti" to donate 100% of the proceeds of their work to Doctors Without Borders:

Please take a look...

you may be inspired to buy something, or even contribute an
item to the shop, knowing all the money will go to this very important