Sunday, March 28, 2010

If Peeps are Here...

Can spring be far behind? It's official, Peep season signals the beginning of spring, right? While I am not a fan of the Peep (it has something to do with the marshmallow-like texture), I do get excited when I see them lining grocery store shelves. Why you ask?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Real Red Carpet

Something about all the red carpet hoopla over the last few months intrigues me. I know, I's a huge industry this business of fashion. I just find it interesting that it takes much more than a village to dress one celebrity these days. Yes, I'll admit, it is kind of fun playing dress up; and in another life, I did get to be dressed by "stylists." Oh, not in the glamorous kind of way -- but in the soccer-mom-next-door kind of way. Yes, its' true, I worked as a commercial print model (oh and commercial actor) in NYC. Surprised?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sun -- It's a Whole New Day!

Do you have any idea how magnificent it is to have sunshine? Those of you who live in a part of the world where it is cloudy and rainy a good portion of the time will totally get what I'm talking about. Those of you who live in places like Southern California and Australia won't have a clue!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Isn't It Just Dreamy?

I have been doing a lot of daydreaming these past few days -- maybe a bit of spring fever? Or is it just empty-headedness -- don't really know and not sure I want to figure that one out. I do know that I am really ready for spring to be here and stay for longer than a few hours.

Monday, March 15, 2010

What Time Is It? Really.

Can someone please tell me what time it is? But more importantly, can someone please explain why we continue with this archaic time-changing silliness? I understand why they first came up with the idea during World War One; but doesn't it seem a bit strange that we hang on to the "tradition" long after we need it?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vintage Jewelry and Heavy Sighs

Did I mention that while I was in Tucson I finally watched Julie & Julia? What fun. Meryl Streep was an excellent Julia Child. In fact, throughout the movie I had to keep reminding myself it was Meryl that I was watching and not Julia.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Blue Skies and Gemstones

I can't help but be influenced by the beautiful blue skies we are having up in this part of the country. Blue gemstones are a bit hard to come by these days -- but I had some good luck in Tucson this year.

Friday, March 05, 2010

A Design Fit for Shirley

The other day I caught a rerun of Boston Legal. One of my all time favs, no doubt about it. Full of interesting characters, timely topics and good humor as only David E. Kelley can do. Well, maybe that is not a fair statement, since I watch so little TV that perhaps I am not qualified to judge what other writers have or have not done. But, I do know this -- I loved the characters In Ally McBeal as well as Boston Legal.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Sure Signs of Spring

Would you believe there are blossoms all around here in my little corner of the world? It's as if on cue all flowering cherry trees and forsythia plants decided to step into focus. Pink is such a wonderful color -- so soft, so feminine and just lovely. I love working with pink gemstones, such as rhodonite and rhodocrosite -- so I am so happy when I find big stones to incorporate into my designs.