my goodness, 2016 - it feels so much - so rich.  i mean, it’s intense.  it’s not necessarily good or bad, it just is.  but something feels very growth-ing around all of it.  which i feel that is good.  ultimately.  this year, this 2016 year, is and is going to be a good year.  magic all around.

i worked on two very special custom pieces with two very special people at the end of 2015.  so very inspired and inspiring and full of fortune and presence and honesty and love and good energy.  and now in the most synchronistic awesomeness, starting the year working on two separate custom pieces for old friends (not that they’re old.  whatever that means.   or whether they are or not it’s an important and lovely thing to be the thing that one is.  by one’s own definition.  at any rate)  friends/people i am honored to create for and with and to pour myself into these projects.  it’s my favorite thing to do.   i LOVE thinking of all the details and endless possibilities.   to make magic!  and dreamy things.  talisman, totem, guides and confidants in stone and metal sculptural form.  

this super stellar ring shown here on its bard/mage/huntress/patron’s hand.  i LOVE it and love that it’s found its home!  the stone is a vintage kingman turquoise and full of amazing energy  - there is the sagittarius constellation and a thunderbird adorning the back. 

on that note, let’s do something amazing! the creative energy is electric and auspicious - let me know what your mind’s eye sees...  the designing process is absolutely magic and (fairly) painless, i promise.  xoxoxo

turquoise helps the wearer relax, which can help with pain .  it’s a master healer stone.  

it is a stone of peace, serenity and tranquillity. Increases protection, meditation energy, wisdom, balance, honest communication, strength, friendship and love. Shields the wearer from harmful influences, attracts friendship. In healing this stone connects the spiritual bodies with the other levels: the physical, emotional, and intellectual. Beneficial for the entire body, especially the respiratory and immune systems It is good for laryngitis and nervousness in speech Can strengthen entire anatomy and helps improve all diseases.

It has tremendous skills as a regenerative power and can transform darkness into light. Aid to resolve blockages and crisis that can cause degenerative diseases. Attracts luck, gives security and self esteem. It's relaxing and quiet community in adversity that cause depression and suffering.



the night begins to shine

i'm probably not headed where you think i would be with this.  or maybe i'm headed exactly where you're thinking.  which is amazing. 

we are/were Teen Titans devotees, watching them on boomerang each late night, (followed by samurai jack.) LOVED it.  and yes were absolutely devastated by the unceremonious end brought about by (moronic corporate blind evil) cancellation and consequent forever unresolved plot threads.  by we i mean my daughter and i, and by teen titans i mean the show that originally aired from 2003-2006.   so now sometimes we catch teen titans go.  which is pretty good-ish and sometimes really really funny.  whatevs.

yesterday we saw  the 40% 40% 20% episode of teen titans go and GODDAMN this song is awesome.  and the animation shift that it causes in the show.  such a good dose of late 1990s to early 2s.  in so many ways.  you know when you're in the thing, it can be hard to see the flavor.  and then some time passes and you all of a sudden can REALLY see the flavor/nuance and it's just ... amazing.  maybe good, maybe not so good but this song really works for me.   i added it to my spotify playlist to provide all kinds of inspiration and motivation and purpose to those early morning drives up the interstate.   (you can also find it on itunes and amazon