Monday, May 26, 2014

Almost There!


It's been a busy month around here but we're going to have some beautiful work to show. Hope some of you can make it!

xo Ro

Monday, May 19, 2014

Weekend Views


Hello friends! I hope all is well with you. Last week was the hottest yet with temps in the triple digits. I tried to fry a chicken egg on a basalt rock but it didn't work, apparently it needs to be over 101 for good results, I'll keep you posted on this project as this summer will most likely be a record breaker, which is not the record, I'm excited to break. I hunkered in my studio like a lizard under a rock only venturing out in the early morning and evening.


I went to the mountains yesterday enjoying the little cooling trend we are currently experiencing, a few clouds yesterday, more today but this one…… an alleluia cloud. I watched it morph, mutate, undulate and like a prism the light bent and changed in the realm of rainbow sherbet hues, a lovely show especially when you're flat on your back, an activity I plan to engage in more often, won't you join me? I like the perspective and when you're exhausted like my friend was you might even get a little cat nap. It makes you feel like a little offering plus you don't have to crane your neck to watch the birds.

* Bird fact….I watched a busy Scrub Jay, a common bird close to my heart but it didn't make the traditional scrub calls it was screeching like a Steller's Jay which got me to wondering if the two species could possibly cross, and yes they can. The bird I was watching could have been just mimicking its cousin or possibly a hybrid. Fun things to think about and questions to ponder. Now I'm wondering about quail?



We saw scads of bluebirds and enjoyed their solos…..


so gorgeous I had to take too many pictures then show them to you



bluebird shot #3 of 25 :)



My friend found a little lost marsupial which she is helping along until it's a little older and ready to be released.


cute/ugly/strange  I wondered if people kept them as pets……of course they do and everything else under the sun… this is my favorite collection though.


Speaking of collections, mine is slowly growing and looking forward to our show which will take place   May 31 and June 1. I hope to see some of you then!



Eric is busy in his studio too, they look like water rings in this light……feeding trout. I keep a web sometimes too to in a neglected corner of my studio to help with flying pests, a little insect management, the natural way.

Embrace the embraceable and disregard all the rest!
 love to you, Ro


Monday, May 12, 2014

Coming Up For Air


Sorry for the abrupt silence, I had been putting it off the fact that I needed to build a body of work for our garden show at the end of this month. I was loping along on etsy when I realized I needed to put the brakes on and get busier. Thank you so much to those of you who collect and enjoy wearing my jewelry and also those of you who cheer me on, here and on Facebook, I really appreciate all of you. I have never found it easy to show my work as strange as that may sound, I only pretend to be confident, you people are the ones that always give me a soft landing and don't think for a second I'm not extremely grateful for that.


This is a portion garden just a few, fresh weeks ago but everything seems to have grown out of bounds and the whole thing though beautiful is also gargantuan, plants flopping over the paths, the trees hanging too low to be able to tread under them easily so I've been spending many and hour chopping and hauling, which I do enjoy but it's taking up much of my time.


I've been busy trying to think up new and exciting designs…. there are birds, there are always birds, because I love them. This is my very favorite bird Chester, my little shop mate. He visits several times a day and he always puts a smile on my face, I'm the crazy bird lady, talking to Chester like he understands :)


I keep the door open and the welcome mat out……..hello.



hello, come on in..



I've been hiking nearly every morning



The doe's are preggers right now, at least this one is and she had a teen or a tween in tow which ran ahead and into the bushes.



I was working on some owl pieces and I went out in search of owl feathers, thinking naturally I'll never find one. I was walking along transfixed on a pile of bear splat thinking geesh, I hope I don't run into that bear with the gut problem when Banjo stopped and stuck her nose right on this feather! Remarkable!



Then I found another and another, when do you ever find just what you're looking for? NEVER,
 once :) it was my lucky morning!


I hope you had a nice Mother's Day…. here I brought the yucca to you, belated but beautiful.


I had a lovely Mother's Day morning including a very close encounter with a Western Tanager that hopped around from branch to branch in the understory of a sycamore just an arms length away and  just what I always wanted.

I hope all is well with you, I thought I'd take a moment to check in, just so you know I didn't fall of the planet, I'm just busy is all!

Wishing you many blessings, a Tanager perhaps! xoox Ro