Introducing 'Nicole' earrings

Ladies & Gentlemen, the 'Nicole' earrings:

Nicole earrings with faceted ivory freshwater pearls  

Nicole earrings with faceted ivory freshwater pearls  

I got the best text message a while back.  One of my first, best and most loyal customers sent me a quick snapshot of her jewelry box.  It was full of earrings she had purchased from me over the years.  Nicole loves the earrings I make with a single hammered silver circle on an ear wire, with a natural stone bead or pearl suspended from the bottom of the circle.  She has enough colors by now to wear with almost everything in her wardrobe!  Between Nicole and her lovely teenage daughter, the two of them have collected 15 pairs of my earrings!  That is love, folks.  I am so grateful for Nicole and G's support over the years.  So, I decided that since 11 of the pairs of earrings these lovely ladies have collected are Nicole's that I would do something to honor her consistent support & loyalty.  This collection of earrings shall forevermore be named the  "Nicole Earrings".  And I think in their honor that I'd better come up with a frequent buyer discount or a punch card...and maybe a rewards program.

❤️ Thank you Nicole, your support means so much!

 

Nicole's jewelry box full of my earrings 💕 

Nicole's jewelry box full of my earrings 💕 

#30dayjournal

I decided to take part in Lisa Sonora's #30dayjournal project again this year. I'm learning that a daily artistic practice is very difficult to stick to. Especially when it isn't something that comes from my own design. It's a process of stretching myself to combine words and thoughts with visual arts media. I have a sketch book and I have done several different journaling techniques, but this project combines the two into a visual journal. 

Quotes provide inspiration for the daily prompts provided. 

Quotes provide inspiration for the daily prompts provided. 

I'm experimenting with collage painting, and mixing wax based medium with watercolor pens and a dash of acrylic paint.  

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This is supposed to be a 30 day process. I'm on day 19 and 4 months in. I've given myself permission to take all  the time I need to process and fully absorb the content of the quotes, then move forward with creating each page from a place of authenticity. So far I have confronted a few gremlins I have been ignoring for a while, enjoyed the creative time and I remain curious and open to what this project might open up in my creative life.  

 

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