Sunday, July 13, 2008

Seasonal musings

Summer's starting to zip by, and I've enjoyed the last week or so meeting new artists at several different art shows. I finally got to meet Megan Auman, another blogger jewelry artist who's bubbly and into all kinds of fun! I also got to meet Noel Yovovich, Grace Stokes, and a few enameling artists that make stunning pieces. It's been wonderful to say hello to them in person, not to mention seeing their work up close!

I embarrassed myself and a couple of them by asking for autographs, but there was some need in me to have some physical proof of our meeting. :) I will enjoy following their progress over time even as I get better at my own craft.


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I've been MIA for awhile, and wanted to drop a quick note to say all is well. I've been having clumsy trouble in the studio off and on (I've been told that's common when you lose some one). No big accidents, thankfully; I'm just trying to find the good days when my head is clear to work on projects.

This past Monday we had the memorial service in Tucson. It's hard to believe I won't see my dad again... During the commitment ceremony the temperature was 110 degrees F, and as we said our goodbyes a single rock dove cooed above us in the garden. Everything out there was starting to bloom as the monsoon season trickles in. If you've never seen the desert, imagine everything in shades of brown and dull green suddenly popping out fuchsia, yellow, and day glo orange! Life was bursting out - beautiful and hard to see all at once.

Life is a funny thing...