Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Little Calderesque

Earrings by Annie Costello Brown
Earrings by Annie Costello Brown

I love the idea of how these earrings go together with the little jump rings. You can read more about her here at Honestly WTF.  There are photos of her studio in the story about her at In The Make and I always love see other artist’s studios.  It gives you an insight into how they work and the fertile ground in which they create.

Earrings by Annie Costello Brown
More earrings by Annie Costello Brown

The subtle texture of the earrings above brings me in and just three simple shapes create these earrings.  It is the brass and the hammer texture that remind me of Calder’s jewelry.


2015 Is Over, But It Brought Some Blessings And Joy

Photo by Leigh Campbell of my daughter's wedding in our yard
Photo by Leigh Campbell
Photo of my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding in our yard-2015

My husband and I worked hard to bring our three acres of wild into a place that would be a tamed setting for a wedding and we did it.  The planning of the wedding was fun, stressful and enlightening and worth it because we got to meet and enjoy family from both sides and from two cultures. And even though the wedding was for family and friends of the bride and groom it still grew to 100 people, but somehow it remained a very sweet and intimate ceremony and celebration.

To close out the year we got a much anticipated little one, baby Stella.

Baby Stella
Baby Stella

I was putting off writing this post because I knew it would come off sounding like a Christmas letter and it did, but oh well…