Saturday, December 06, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

what have you done in your life?

I found this on Beth Oberle's blog: My Eclectic Mess

Here is my list:

Bold the things you have done, strike out what you will never do:

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightening at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping - (one of the benefits of owning your own pool!)
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted (drawn)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (just my feet)
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Rode an elephant

Friday, November 14, 2008

ode to fall - custom

$59.00 plus shipping (created for a made to order purchase on Etsy)
Uploaded November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

great ideas for gift giving...

I know things are going to be a bit tight this holiday season so I decided to create some designs that are beautiful yet a little easier on the pocket book.

seed pods
$14.00 plus shipping:

without fall
$12.00 plus shipping:

$14.00 plus shipping:

all of my art jewelry arrives ready to give in a gift box wrapped with unique papers from around the world.

Monday, October 27, 2008

who's there?

See the little widget over here? ------------>
I would love to see your name there.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

and then she decked him...

my hopes of getting the deck done by the end of September are fading. fast. with the last two weekends spent NOT working on the deck due to outside forces pulling us here and there, the deck project has ground to a bit of a halt.

we are crossing our fingers that the weather forecast calling for two days of Indian Summer weather this weekend hold true. we really need to get farther along with this project. we also need Lowes to get off their asses and get some decent 5/4 decking in that doesn't smell like mold and look like crap. oh the joys of retail life on the peninsula.

it sure is going to be a KICKIN' deck, isn't it?

autumn moon saplings

$24.00 plus shipping
Uploaded September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

progress, progress

photo credits: cody clark

we spent this past weekend building the structure of what will soon be our beautiful deck overlooking the forest. see those trees? I spend most of the winter mentally holding each and every one of those up during big nasty windstorms. I have to tell you, it is a LOT of work (holding up the trees... oh, and the deck building part too).

anyway, I digress...
our next shipment of wood will be ordered tomorrow. then the deck building will continue.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

studio time? what studio time?

update: building inspector has come and gone for the foundation inspection. we have been given the go ahead to start framing!!!

we are knee deep into a summer project. we decided to expand our little 10 foot by 12 foot concrete patio to a resounding 375 square foot wood deck. with a pick axe in hand and a jug of sweet tea on the patio table (plus a week of time spent at the county building wrangling a deck permit) we have set out to creating our overlook into the forest.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

tree art galore (custom)

Wholesale order for a kickin' store in Harper's Ferry, WV: Vintage Lady
Uploaded August 6, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008


$46.00 plus shipping
Uploaded July 23, 2008

high rise

$36.00 plus shipping
Uploaded July 23, 2008


$28.00 plus shipping
Uploaded July 23, 2008

bring flowers

$30.00 plus shipping
July 22, 2008

petite bebe

$34.00 plus shipping
Uploaded July 17, 2008


$22.00 plus shipping
Uploaded July 17, 2008

amor vincit omnia

$28.00 plus shipping
Uploaded July 21, 2008

a different kind of sentimental

$18.00 plus shipping
Uploaded July 16, 2008


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Uploaded July 15, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

a little slice of happiness

even if you think you don't want to take the time to watch, do it anyway. I really think you will find that it is totally worth it.

I know I did.

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

thank you to daily coyote on twitter for pointing me to this.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

time traveler

$38.00 plus shipping
Uploaded July 8, 2008

these are at the top of my "favorite earrings I have ever made" list.