Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Spring back to Winter...

I admit, it is hard to think about getting on that plane tomorrow--we are enjoying glorious 70 degree clear sunny days (image above was from today at Ocean beach)  and balmy star struck evenings here in San Francisco. I know, I know. I shouldn't be celebrating the dry warm winter here. We need water...always. And then there's global warming (which amazingly some 8o% of the population doesn't believe in???!!!) that no doubt is contributing to our rising seas..witness the demise of the Great Highway here at Ocean Beach.
But, in terms of instant gratification and soothing rhythmic beauty, you can't beat this weather.
But oh yes, tomorrow I get on a plane for New York, where the weather forecast is for a snowstorm and maybe temps in the 20's?? really?
But, all is well. I will go to the New York International Gift Fair--which I look forward to and catch up with family and friends and remind myself about winter and all its glory.
And then I will come home.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Heading to the Show...and New colors!

It's time to go back to New York City. Back to the cold, snow, salt stain ruining shoe weather--
It is almost 70 and beautifully clear and sunny here in San Francisco today. And YOU ask-why did she leave the East Coast?
But going back and visiting is always fun and I get to see all of my family and old friends--and go back to the New York International Gift Fair! This will be my second show--so I am a bit more seasoned now and know what to expect-
I am looking forward to it--I am bringing lots of new pieces as well as introducing some new colors to the palette box-
muted yellow, matte pink, matte wine, oxidized turquoise and a cool moss green...lovely for spring!

If you are headed to show too- I will be in Handmade Booth 9413- drop by and take a peak!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year, New Piece(S)Peace

It really doesn't feel like the start of the "New Year" yet. But just the same, I like to greet the new year with some new ideas and inspirations. I have always been inspired by belt buckles. I have quite a collection-many obtained in various parts of the SouthWest where, I believe belt buckles were invented (ok, I made that up) but it seems like it because there is such a fine appreciation for them.
I love my silver belt buckles; some plain, some etched, some turquoise...and I pretty much wear one each day. And sprung right from the theory that I should just make what I need to eat on, I extended this to my waist as well.
Why not make belt buckles? so new for the new year-fun ways to hold up your pants, or just spruce up your look a bit.  I am creating these in all my regular colors with brown, black and the oh-so-fun and retro white leather belts. Available now in small, medium and large. Drop me a line if you are interested.

And if you are headed to the NYIGF in New York later this month--I will be in the Handmade section-- Booth 9413--and do stop by!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year....

Beautiful red tailed hawk out at Ocean Beach ringing in the New Year.
All that's good..