Friday, September 30, 2011

Sanctuary Redux

American Pickers, eat your hearts out!

Back in April, my husband and I were on our way home when I spotted this beauty, sitting on the side of the road, waiting to be picked up by whomever had the where-with-all to do so! I screamed at him to pull over, as I HAD to have it! He drove right past it, of course, reminding me the whole while that I was nuts. "Well," I said, "we've known that for quite sometime...just get back there!" After only a little begging, we did, only to realize that we couldn't get it into my vehicle. We had to locate a truck...and fast!

We managed to borrow a truck and get back to it before some other person with great vision grabbed it up (a dozen people probably tried but realized this behemoth weighed a ton!), and get it to the garage where it sat until September...

Got the kids back to school, then got busy! Scrubbed it up a little, changed out the glass in the doors and... (did I mention that I had to pay a couple of really nice guys to move it up and into the studio?)

TAH DAH!! What do you think?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Best Gift!

I have a sweet girlfriend (and a sweet daughter). She's a fellow jewelry artist. She does great work. She sends me presents...we send each other things that no one else understands. Here's her latest gift to me...

A lovely gift that arrived in yesterdays mail...found copper wire to use in some of my creations. Not too many would understand the delight in receiving such a gift!
(Heart, compliments of my daughter--she couldn't help but to shape the coated wire and leave it in the pile for me to find.) Simply's the small things...

If you have a chance, go see my friend's work at