Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend Pictorial

After a great studio day Saturday we zoomed down to Laguna Beach to celebrate my father-in-law's 90th birthday just as the sun was sinking into the Pacific beyond his balcony.

I shot some collages in his collages, another realm, come inside......

the entry

Paul and Ro posing

One of Annies wonderful cake creations, dark chocolate and sugar paste pond life.

Making a wish.....

The dry desert wind kicked up Sunday and blew our power out. I tried to work but it became so hot in my studio, it was impossible, so I gave up and took to the hills for a picnic with my girlfriend to watch the sunset.

We stayed until well after dark, enjoyed the moon, the barking coyotes, the call of the owl then wandered back down to our lives.

*hand held shot of the moo oo on s and the city :)

Happy Halloween everybody!

My ring extravaganza will be delayed until Wednesday due to scheduling with Laura and the fact that every time I choose a day it seems to put the kibosh on my studio time, spooooooky!

xo Ro

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pal Jo-ey

Hiking this morning with my pal Banjo-ey

"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who have not got the guts to bite people themselves."
-August Strindberg :) :) :)

"Ociana" is sold

I'm working on rings. New work slated for Tuesday.

Have a superfantasticial weekend sweet peeps, Love Ro and Jo

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My recent jewelry pieces have been delivered here.

Have a beautiful day, xo Ro

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

For This Venerable Season

Shades of Autumn

I'm so happy the weather has finally turned chilly and rainy, I'm typing and listening to rain outside my open window plink off the changing leaves and slap the boulders in the garden. I'm enjoying working with a harvest color palate, choosing stones to honor this venerable season. When I bought this stone I marked the back "Tibetan Picture Jasper" maybe it was mined before China occupied the country because it looks an awful lot like the stone now called Cherry Creek Jasper (life is not a bowl of cherries for the Tibetans). it's a pretty stone nonetheless sporting a beautiful matrix and shades of the season.

The back has been imprinted, using a leaf skeleton I found along the creek in Palmer Canyon.

Pods descend the stone, reminiscent of the gorgeous leaves falling now from my Eastern Red Bud tree. ( I can take a hint :)

long and lanky on a 24in. chain. The pods dangle 6 more inches.


The kind of peace evoked when the rain gently streams down a windowpane, the landscape viewed beyond. Safe in you pod, warm in your home, car, trailer, yurt, pup tent, camper shell, teepee. I love these stones sometimes called peanut obsidian :( I like the name Mexican Poppy Jasper better.


24 in. chain, the pods dangle 6 more inches

Both pendants are scaled similar to this one though I have not bothered busy Laura, yet for pictures.

Balancing Act

I think the name for these earrings is pretty easy to figure out. GORGEOUS and unusual ocean jaspers stones look like Van Gogh's stars.

I balanced them with brass plumb bobs OOAK for sure :)

Generously sized, slightly over one inch across and 2 1/2 inches long. If you are interested in any of these pieces, or would like any information regarding this work, please contact me through etsy or email.

Have a beautious day, thanks for stopping by for a moment! xoxo Ro

Monday, October 24, 2011

The in-between Season

Autumn is our in-between season, leaves are falling and things are sprouting. This is the time of year the "understory" greens up. I hiked yesterday and admired the new verdant hills with dead batteries in my camera so this is my garden.

We encourage the birds, with water elements, as a bird resort, we probably rank 5* unfortunately the coopers hawks know this too, lets just say they've been active lately.


I planted cosmo seeds late, the color of the season, or Cal Trans Orange for you locals, I'm sure it has a pretty name that I don't remember.

We are also host a lizard sanctuary, (not really) but if you came over you would think it was so.

Things are sprouting

Native Zauchneria for the hummingbirds, the color could be described as "inferno".

Funny how I acquired this plant, somebody came to one of our shows and put several one gallon native plants under a table, a donation.

bulbs sprouting

delicate flower, of the tiny eucalyptus torquata another hummingbird favorite.

soon, soon

skippers in abundance now

One only (1) ripening persimmon on the stick I planted a few years back that's grown into a small tree.

Eric thinks we should pick it ceremonially by suiting up in white and deciding who will hold the ladder. My funny hubby :)

Have a good Monday, I should be able to show you some jewelry tomorrow, (should)

xoxo Robird

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Walking in the Fog

Banjo and Scout

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

R. Carras

Thursday, October 20, 2011

For the Love of Weeds

Milkweed is here

and also here

xo Ro