simple baroque pearl and fluorite necklaces, with a loop to which any number of my charm pendants can be attached with lace or ribbon (and can even hold an errant pair of eyeglasses so they won't go astray)...
and three or four wonderful vintage leather cuffs that i've fashioned from this and from that. go see.
meanwhile, spring has finally arrived in beautiful form, here on firefly road. there was an entire weekend of monsoon rain, something like five inches that fell in a 48 hour period; walter and i hunkered down while i toiled away on workshop sampled (ongoing) and embroidery (also never ending, which is fine by me). we walked in the middle of all that rain, as it never let up and i knew we both would be too stir crazy for comfort; there was a beauty about walking in the middle of a heavy deluge - about seeing water rushing by in places where the ground is normally dry, waterfalls gushing over banks that flank the gravel roads we walk up and down. i wore rain jacket, rain pants, and - stupidly - eyeglasses. i searched for four leaf clovers while my hair became soaked; walter sniffed and ran and jumped and seemed to love the rain. it was glorious. but now i am ready for sunshine, for green. it has arrived. see? xo
my next post, written in the next day or so, will give details on the two workshops i'll be teaching this year: one here in western north carolina this july, and one out on the west coast at french general in october. both promise to be wonderful! xx