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My sister fell

My sister fell

In September, 2019 my sister had a dirt bike accident and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury.  She recently asked me to make a totem for the Dr. that was instrumental in her healing.  It took a whole team but he was the she believes recognized her needs the most.  Every “bit” in the totem has meaning.        She fell   her brain broke. She died   and found peace.   The love of her life breathed his heart into her   And strangers prayed on the mountain top.     In that grey area between life and death...

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TV Tray Collaboration

TV Tray Collaboration

First Live Interview W/Brenda Schweder Jewelry :)There are ways that Brenda and I are similar in our work and ways that we are not. The piece I made for the TV Tray Collaboration was a bit of both of us. I tried to channel Brenda’s boldness and freedom and spirit to make something bigusing my style of little “bits” and a story.After watching the interview I felt like I wanted to fill in some blanks. When it comes to connecting “bits”, I do whatever works! Sewing, riveting, gluing, soldering…whatever is called for in the moment. Learning to solder came later in my...

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Creating

Creating

This is how I create…rearranging “bits” until they fall together.  Kind of like arranging things on your desk until it feels right.  (Thanks for the tip, Sister)

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Deadline

Deadline

I like a deadline. I am so much more motivated when there’s an endgame…an art show, an order to fill, an appointment to get to. These are my most productive times.Otherwise I tend walk in circles overwhelmed by the choices I have and then the day is gone and all that got done was walking in circles.Here is how I have learned to deal with these days: I pick one of the many things in my head and tell myself to do that one thing for one hour. At the end of the hour I decide if I will keep...

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Branding

In today’s world, I am told I need a brand. Sigh. How do you put all these thoughts into one brand?Earth friendly, norm/not norm (chakras), open minded, belief in self, search for Spirit, where the mystical/magical/fiction meets the real/science/nonfiction. Where belief/dreams becomes reality. Courage Acceptance Unity. Belief in something bigger than self. Kindness. Seeing potential in the everyday life. Taking every day objects and seeing/giving them in a new light/life. Making something of nothing. Gestaldt: The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Recycle, repurpose, upcycle. I guess you do it the way you eat an elephant...one bite...

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