Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Much of the work I created in school was clean, simplistic, and based mostly on line and form. Over the years I have been more intrigued with pattern and "the once dreaded" decoration. I recently stumbled upon the work of Cal Lane and was instantly inspired. My favorite of her works are the shovels and wheelbarrel that she has pierced out with such detail.

The ornament is exquisite; I love the contrast between the hard, rusty steel and the "pretty" detail.

love, love, love

I can't even explain to you how much I LOVE these pillows. As you all know by now, I'm intrigued by textures and patterns found in nature (especially ROCKS). It makes me want to kick myself in the butt for not thinking of the idea myself.
see more @ smarin design

new fav site...

I just wanted to share with everyone my new favorite site... cribcandy. I spent way too much time searching the site for all kinds of home goods. You can find anything from furniture to pillows to art or barware. Some of my favorites are these hilarious tea cups

and also this fabulous bench seat with specific spots for your bum.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

reduce, reuse, RECYCLE

I've been cleaning out everything I own and discarding of what I don't need, but I'm always looking for ways to reuse or recycle things. Check out this table. Brooklyn based funiture company UHURU made this fabulous table from an old abandoned cast iron fence.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Just a quick note...how cute!!!!!
Check the these adorable keychains at modishoppe.

green is the new black

Come to DC the first weekend in October for the Green Festival '07. "Party with a Purpose!" Learn what you can do to live a more healthier lifestyle for you and your environment. There are lectures, demos, films and exhibitions. (plus many eco-friendly businesses) Take some yoga classes, drink some organic beer, and party like a hippie. Enjoy live music and some great food.
We need to start now to improve our planet, join me to learn what we can do.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Walters Art Museum

Heads up everyone... November 15-18 the Women's Committee at the Walters is having a jewelry fair titled Timeless Treasures. There are lots of events: demonstrations, lectures, and parties. Check it out, it looks like a good time.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fall time

Can you smell it in the air??? Can you really? It's almost fall time and I'm so EXCITED. Yesterday I felt the first cool breeze of the season and I've already started looking for new fall sweaters. I got out my teapot and I'm gearing up. Now I'm just sitting and waiting for the leaves to change. Happy Fall...almost!

Monday, September 10, 2007

nature. rocks. hiking.

Like many nature lovers, I am an avid hiker. I couldn't think of a better way to spend a day off. One of my is favorite places to go is Gunpowder Falls. On a recent hike, I took this pic of the rocks. I was amazed at the smooth form from where the water had traveled. Ah... the marvels of Mother Earth.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

old work yields new

I have been working in the studio on a few new pieces and I thought I would share some pics of work I made last year. All of my new pieces are extensions of my work last year. Rocks, Rocks and more Rocks.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

urban outfitters

Could there be a better store on the earth than urban outfitters??? Right now I'm thinking not...until I have a store of my own of course. I'm in love with these new slate tiles.

And I also just got this totally cute table for next to my bed, yeah!!!!

Skinny Bitch

Anyone interested in good health and a good laugh... I have recently read Skinny Bitch and I laughed my ass off. There's an entire chapter on "poo"ing and they refer to soda as "liquid satan". "You are what you eat...so everytime you put crap in your body, you are crap." "Eat your fiber and crap like a champ!"
Their thoughts are blunt and possibly brutal but made me laugh hysterically.
Most of their suggestions yield a vegetarian lifestyle, so it may not be for everyone. But, for me it was a informative short book for a sunday afternoon.


Ha, Ha... my sister knows how I've always been drawn to creative people and for some reason I have a huge weakness for musicians. She sent me this comic and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

yeah...for me!

I've been working my butt off at work during the day and in the studio at night...I decided to treat myself to a present. I found the cutest pair of earrings on etsy from honeybee. The designer's name is Amy Moore, she has really great stuff if you're a nature lover.

giving back...

I'm reading a great new book by Bill Clinton about giving back, and I was introduced to a great organization called KIVA. http://www.kiva.org/ Kiva is an organization where people can donate money in the form of loans to others in foreign countries who are trying to start their own businesses. As someone who is starting to start my own small business, I understand the need to accept help from others. All donations are %100 loans, all money is paid back over time. What a great idea!!! I've already found a cute little lady from Ecuador who is trying to start a jewelry business and I'm excited that I can help her in her goal.