With the winter winds howling down from the mountains and across the fields, I find myself homebound in my studio today, the driveway packed with deep snow drifts. The fire is roaring in the woodstove and all is good.
A new box of supplies waits to be opened and played with. Ready to head into the studio to work on a custom ring commission, and perhaps make some new hair barrettes with torch fired enamels on copper. These also double as beautiful shawl pins. Some new enamel colors have been unpacked from my goodie box, and I can't wait to try them out.
On a sad note, I had to say goodbye to my loyal studio mate of nearly 12 years, my sheltie, Jake passed away just before Christmas from congestive heart failure. I will miss him terribly, he was my shadow and so happy to just be by my side. We are dog lovers here, and we have 3 other dogs, who are wonderful, but as you animal lovers know, there is no denying the huge hole left in our lives when we have to say goodbye. Thanks for showing me the way, Jake. xo