Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Turkeys, Sneaux and Gratitude...

We picked up our turkey yesterday from Busy Bee Farms ~ it will have to wait until Christmas to get eaten, though!!  My sister, her boyfriend and her little dog "Gidget" are coming up for Christmas and I can hardly wait!!!!  Being it's Thanksgiving, I wanted to share this awesome little video with you ~ enjoy:
And what a beautiful surprise this morning:
 "Sneaux" ~ I love my "circle of friends" ~ May the circle be unbroken...
Happy Thanksgiving!!!  Love and Peace always ~ Kathy

 “Dear Lord,” began Randy, who paused for long enough that Tristan sneaked an eye open to look at him. His saw his mother’s cheek twitch with what he thought might be apprehension. “We are so grateful to be gathered here today with our family, and the family of our brother’s homosexual boyfriend, and our new little goth friend who has a gay dad, whatever the heck that is all about. We’d like to say we’re grateful this year for condoms, lube, and Ellen Degeneres, and for those guys on Queer Eye…” - Randall Evan Phillips!” his mother shouted.” ~ Z.A. Maxfield [Crossing Borders]

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Mornings, Sunshine & Surprises!

It's beginning to feel a little like Winter around here...temps are below fifty, the air is crisp and cool, but the sunshine pouring through my studio window keeps me warm:
I love lazy Sunday mornings...the house is nice and quiet, the birds are singing and my coffee cup warms my hands.  I'm looking forward to the holidays this year.  We have Thanksgiving plans with some of our good friends [and lucky for us they are chefs!].  And then my sister and her new boyfriend are coming for Christmas!  I'm really excited about that!  I finally get to meet the mystery man!  Stoked!
And I just want to say how thankful I am to all of you that read my ramblings, send me surprises in the mail [you know who you are] and purchase jewelry from my shop.  To show my thanks, I'm offering a 20% discount through November 30th, so you can get a jump start on your holiday shopping!  Thank you!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never have enough." ~ Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, November 21, 2013

New Stuff, Old Stuff and An Art Party!

As Autumn quietly slips away and the leaves return to the earth, the holidays are suddenly upon us.  I can't even believe that next week is Thanksgiving.  I've been busy making lots of new things...things for the shop and also new things for the 9th Annual Holiday Market & Art Party.  If you live in, or around, Brevard, please come!  This is an awesome event and it's getting bigger and better every year!
Since I have such a huge, random assortment of beads and stones, I've decided to make a bunch of stretchy stacking bracelets.  These are really fun and the earthy colors will compliment any wardrobe ~ check em out:
So, I had gotten so wrapped up in my photography the last couple of years, my jewelry designs [or lack thereof] had been suffering.  I sat down one afternoon and started going through my jewelry boxes and looking at things I had made sometime back.  I realized that my jewelry is really where my heart and [especially my soul] really are...I dug out my collection of bone, horn, seed, wood and stone beads and got to's time to get back to my "roots" and start making funky stuff again.  Hope you enjoy it:
and these...Operculum Shell & Picasso Jasper. Gotta get back to work!
 Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"That you and I in hand as we e'en do in heart, might ramble away as children, among the woods and fields, and forget these many years, and these sorrowing cares, and each become a child again." ~ Emily Dickinson