Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Crystal Love + Indigo

Quartz + Indigo

Amethyst + Indigo

A couple of newbies in THE SHOP.
I am IN LOVE with these!

I have some more that require photographing and then those, too, will make an appearance.
I have gone back to adding a little detail to the chain, thought I would change it up a bit. As much as I love the plain chains, I think this is a nice way to add character and contrast to each piece. Of course there will be some with plain chain as well. I am loving the new thread that I dipped in the indigo bath (which was revived over a week ago and still seems to be going strong, wahhoooo!).


Today is cold and raw and although I would love to set up shop outside and paint or craft while laying in the sun, I am ok with a rainy day like today also.
I need the stillness, the quiet, the grounding.
(I just wish I could keep myself warm, it is rather raw out!)

We got the seeds planted in the garden this past weekend and I am already eager to see everything poking up through the earth! I am feeling super impatient about this. Plus, I feel awfully behind and on more than just the garden...

I feel rather behind on work as well.
But then again, I am easily overwhelmed. It is easy to get off track, to get overwhelmed by everyday things. My brain seems to have it out for me some days. So my solution is to stop, take a metaphorical step back, breathe, and then just focus on one thing at a time, no matter how large or small. I am trying to make at least one thing a day, although that can be difficult on any random given day. I am trying to troubleshoot making my paintings/drawings into cards from home, a project that has become way more in depth than I anticipated. But I am deeply in love with Indigo lately and am pleased as punch to see how beautiful it looks wrapped around crystals and stones.
It is funny how one little shift can open up a whole new creative world and redirect you to revisit or to a new creative path!


So, what have you been keeping yourself busy with?


  1. Love it!! You always have such pretty pieces You are so talented :)


  2. The indigo drenched thread turned out nice! And the beads add a funky spin to the chain.
    Sooo, you planted already. There's a rule here, no planting until after Memorial Day. I don't have to tell you why. ;)
    I hope you can keep that sweet frolicking pup outta the garden!
    My goodness, you are busy & productive. Me, not so much. Like you, I want to paint outside! In the sunshine!
    I thought about you as I flipped through the latest Sunset magazine. Article about raising chickens!
    Have a splendid day.

  3. So lovely, I really like the way you work with the crystals :)

    Have a wonderful day!!

    Lluisa x