Thursday, November 18, 2010


I am at a crossroads in my life. Like Tracy Chapman sang: " I look to my left I look to my right, hands, they grab me on every side"...
So much to do and I am wondering what direction to take my life in now. I am glad that jewelry making for me quiets my mind and keeps me focused on a task. The finished outcome is always a good release of energy for me. I am proud of what I make, even when it does not come out perfect. I hope that I will come out stronger from these present challenges I face and that my heart will be at peace, filled with hope and laughter. I am, after all, a great woman who deserves all these things. So are all of you who read this. Keep on doing what you are doing that makes you happy, hopeful and strong.

LOVE courageously.....

I created these hand stamped necklaces with comforting words in mind and I hope you like them :)




Monday, November 15, 2010

Stay Gold

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

I remember reading "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton and of course this poem has stayed with me for years. Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny, who remembers them?

Friday, November 12, 2010


What I am looking for
What the world needs
What you need....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Let It Go

What I hoped would be impossible. My creative energy has been at a stalemate for the last few weeks. I broke my ankle and then someone broke my heart. So now I am dealing with fixing things both physical and spiritual. Trust me when I say I had days when I wanted to give up. What is it like when you are faced with blatant rejection and serious disappointment? I've done the pajama and uncombed hair thing. I have called 100 friends to help me in this time. Seriously I truly understand all those songs that make u want to cry in the bathroom and take a few valium....I must say I do not always shy away from the truth of my feelings. I had big plans and hopes and when you have to let a dream go....that is the hardest part. So my goal today is to reach out to all of you because the creative process in everything we do suffers when we suffer. As one well known artist has said "as artists we are eternally brokenhearted" and I agree totally with that statement. I gotta tell you that I am not afraid. I am not afraid. I am truly blessed because God has given me countless people who have loved me through everything. My vow today is to take back the power I once had and to remember that I am the daughter of a king. I meditated today and in my mind I saw an image of myself in a small boat leaving the shore of a lake. I saw my wet feet climb into the boat and watched my hands push off from the shore...To let go that is all you have to do...get in the boat and push off the shore...where u go from there is what is called your future, your hope and a new beginning.. Embrace your fear and let it go..Like Erykah Badu sang.."all you must hold on to is you"...Let It Go....Peace and Grace.