"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

-C.S. Lewis

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Beauties

Why do I love it so much when my hands are dirty? Digging into the Earth is such a stress reliever for me. I have been very busy lately digging, pruning, and weeding. I have also been planting my vegetable garden, which has been expanded thanks to my husband's workout with the rototiller.
I love to make homemade salsa, and my family devours it. A few years ago I started planting a "salsa garden", full of everything I need to make my salsa~ tomatoes, several different varieties of peppers (including habaneros), cilantro, onions, and garlic. The only thing I need to buy for it is limes...Michigan's harsh climate does not support citrus trees.
This year I expanded my veggie garden to include beans, peas, spinich, lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, broccoli, swiss chard, and of course my lovely asparagus patch (my favorite). I do not have enough room to grow melons or corn, but we have the nicest farmer that sells his produce in our village square and we buy melons and corn from him.
I also have a nice herb garden with chives, mint, lemon balm, oregano, several different basils, several sages, and am hoping to expand that (maybe not this year) to include lavender and dill.
Having a garden is a work in progress and each year I find something that I want to change or add. My yard and gardens are like a huge art project for me. Our yard was pretty much void of any flowers when we moved in, save for some daffodils. I have planted over one hundred different varieties of flowers in our yard and have had so much fun making it beautiful. I have big plans for our yard in the future...now I just need to get my husband to weld some garden art and trellises.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


This is one of my new favorites (they change almost weekly). A custom order for a great customer and even better friend. I love it's silvery smokiness.

artisan wire wrapped necklace sterling silver crystal
The chain is adjustable so that it can be worn long or short. The lovely lady who now wears this recieved it as a Mother's Day present, so I wanted to make sure it was extra special! It also has matching earrings...

wire wrapped artisan necklace sterling silver crystal

I had so much fun with this piece! It has inspired me to work more often with the large baroque crystals.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

~My First Blog Award!~

I am excited and honored to be given a blog award by the very talented Cat from In The Light of the Moon. Cat creates amazing treasures with photos, paper, wax, and glitter.

Now, I am to choose three artists to pass this on to? How? I know of so many talented and inspiring artists, and yet I have to choose three. Well, here are the lucky recipients~

Oonagh from CeltoiCroi~ Her woodburning and mythology inspired sketches are simply beautiful!

Ruthie from 5 Precious Things~ Her gorgeous illustrations and photography is the stuff day dreams are made of.

Julie from Mermaiden Creations~ She creates a variety of amazing beauties including jewelry, treasure boxes, wrist cuffs, and her beautifully witchy hats.

Thank you so much for your continued support and comments. You all are so amazing!


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