Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Happy Ending

When we hear that a bird has hit the window we immediately check to see if it's down. If it is we keep it warm and alert, we have had very few fatalities by doing this even fishing one out of the pond that was nearly dead. Today an Allen's Hummingbird in the potters hands.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Friday!!!

A little sneak peek on what I've been working on… 
Sometimes I find myself riding old familiar currents and I feel compelled to build these pretty Catholic pieces then I realize we are in the Lenten season. I want to build more so I won't be listing them until next week. Each piece is very involved, note four layers of silver. I'm really enjoying their company and plan to sit with them and use them to influence the next. When I was little I would sit in church  my mind was always adrift and I would become lost in the art, the statuary , the designs on the robes while the priest carried on in Latin. Just like a lot Catholic art these bear very strong Spanish influences and since he Native Americans learned their silver work from the Mexicans they also have a Native American feel. These I have been intentionally disguised as arrowheads.

That's what I'm doing but I just wanted to pause and wish all of you a most glorious weekend!!

ox Ro

Thursday, March 20, 2014


**Kristelle Hillstrom is the winner!**

Oh boy that took some doing….262 entries were numbered and copied into a random calculator, the number it drew was #132 Kristelle Hillsrom.
Thank you all for participating and sharing! 
Happy spring everybody!

xo Ro
* Please contact me through etsy Kristelle with your information so I can send a pretty dove to you.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Giveaway Time

You can enter to win here but you can get 3 chances if you share on Facebook…..

I get it if you don't want a FB account but as a seller it has been terrific for me and I thank all of you that followed me there.

I also don't have a personal account on FB and I feel a little bad, snooty about not commenting on your accounts but I do go there when I have time to see what your up to.

Just so you know I still have a flip phone and so does Jay Leno but look what happened to him….still I know how these things change your life so for now, I'm still going to enjoy being present when I walk away from this here box :)

Just post a little comment and I'll add you to the drawing.

Happy spring lovely dovlies! xo Ro

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hashtag, Spring, Hashtag, Pretty, Hashtag Birds, Hashtag Flowers, Hashtag Banjo

When I'm not working I like to kick it in the hills, I like to go out and look around, see what's happening. Spring is happening here and it's beautiful, inspiring.

# native lilac or ceanothus

Big Leaf Maple like an umbrella for the catkins.

#"catkins" is a  #rather adorable word.

Here's why I like this picture so much. The warbler looks two dimensional  like a collage in the beautifully lit leaves but the best part is his sillouette portrait to the left, cut into the leaf, can you see it?

# where's Waldo?

Whomever named this beauty Indian Paintbrush deserves an award. It does look like the end of the plant is dipped in crimson paint.

# Native American art supplies

I've been watching the nesting ravens, this pair is hight tech.

# no sway lodging


Deer in the pretty morning light.

# no bucks

I never pick them, wildflowers that is, they don't belong to me, I like to enjoy them right where they are.

#hands off

The little goldfinch is eating the willow fluff!

# cotton mouth 

Two years ago this nest was taken over by owls, the past two years hawks have nested here. See her between the forked branch sitting on eggs.

# hawks, # winning

Pretty don't you think, I think so too but these are not berries, they are galls from the sawfly on and in the leaves.

#cool plant fact

Banjo has a new friend, Bella, she met her in the One Set of White Eyelashes Club.

#friends #good times # lets shop for clothes# club members

Have a good weekend all, I remember in the old days when # meant pound or number or even sharp in the music scale.

I'm not the only one that finds this funny, check it out.. # Jimmy # Justin.

xo Ro, Jo and Bella