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The Beginning of Beginnings...

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“I am going to speak some reckless words, and I want you to listen recklessly.” Endings are beginning to take place in the world of farmers markets. Tuesday was our last Tuesday in both Napa and Sonoma. Given the weather holds, we will be in Napa this Saturday, October 29, (last Saturday for Napa) and in Calistoga and Oakland, Grand Lake as well. We are experiencing the, "Frost Descent" in the Japanese calendar...letting us know winter is not far behind. Here is a beautiful frost video I think you will enjoy:  So, all of my jewelry making these days is special...

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He who is with Epiphany....

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"I don't like to be out of my comfort zone, which is about a half an inch wide" Each morning lately, I've been awakened by.....Epiphany...Epiphany is not my dog, or my cat, (even though that would be a great name)...it is these incredible pre-waking rollercoaster rides that have swooped me up, shaken me around and spit me out, somewhat delirious....to start my morning as if nothing has happened...I've been loving the ride, to say the least! I'm not sharing these miraculous tidbits of lucid vision, slightly seasoned and covered with a thin layer of delectable, "can't wait to get out of bed and get...

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Making Little Sense Since 1956...

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"Be unpredictable, be real, be interesting. Tell a good story." Once sitting around a campfire in Wild Rivers New Mexico, my friend/painting mentor John Wenger said, don't make paintings make too much sense. That was a sharp stick in the eye moment for me...something that really has been an integral part of the "Making" process for me, whether it is painting or making jewelry. Something about driving on a full moon night through the desert with the headlights off that makes just enough sense for me...  Since I've been using vintage silver plated trays to make jewelry, I've found many of them are awards...

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