Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flower for the strong hearted

I predict an etsy shop update on Monday... After the show at
 Snug Harbor on Sunday.  I love a bar show.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Mini Mandala!

I just posted this in the ol' etsy shop, and realized I hadn't shown you guys yet! This purse was inspired by the paper I wrote for teacher training on mandalas.  Using them as a meditative tool to help yourself focus, meditate more thoroughly and feel better in general. This bag was one of my many experiments into mandala mediums, it was such a joy to create. Letting the tools "pick themselves" as I worked my way around the circle.  I didn't measure anything out as I tooled, letting my eye guess the distance between hammer strikes. I love how it turned out, and am excited to learn who it belongs to.

I love this shape, and will be revisiting it again soon I think... 

I have also explored stitching in leather.  I'm in love.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Flowers from Asheville

I'll be back in Asheville eventually. To visit my loves in the mountains. There will be more flowers photographed and skies stared at in awe. For now, here's what I saw this past weekend.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A yogaing we go

This weekend was the last one, the end of our teacher training, the beginning of our lives as yoga teachers. I feel ready, quiet, and grounded. I did not know, when this started, that I wasn't grounded. Now, I know what I'm aiming for.

I made these little note books, with a page for each of the 9 months we spent together, for everyone. 

I can't stop myself, when I love folks, I make them things. 

shanti, shanti, shanti.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


A friend's third anniversary was yesterday. I managed to make this for her dear hubby just in the nick of time.

I may make more, it was simple and sweet.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Nearing a New Beginning

Only one more weekend to go.  Then we'll all be certified teachers.