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Be Daring

A clean bench. Making room for yet unrealized projects. To be daring. What does that really mean? This year I wanted to come up with a word that would define and steer my intentions for the upcoming year. I chose “daring” as a reminder to push myself to create new work that goes above and […]

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Transition: A Constant State of Upheaval

Transition is never easy. Moving from an area of comfort, reliability and predictability into the unknown is daunting. I find myself seeking comfort in habit and routine, while at the same time rebelling against the desire for consistency. I can only stay so long in reliability and predictability until I feel the urge to break free, start […]

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What sparks your curiosity?

I can’t believe it is already February! Every year I start off January 1st with big plans to reinvent the new year, organize my studio (and life), weed out my closet, clean up my diet and streamline my business. Yet before I know it, January has passed and I am already running behind. At this […]

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Contemplating Change

I have most often looked upon change in my life with apprehension and foreboding rather than excitement and anticipation. Change is synonymous with moving into the unknown and leaving the comfort of routine and predictability behind. It usually takes me a while to become accustomed to my new surroundings, build new bonds with people and […]

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Looking Back on 2013

With the start of the new year comes new resolutions and promises to do better or change in the year to come. Health clubs and diet programs are filled with people who have newly promised to get in shape or lose weight. Each year I too find myself falling into that same trap of feeling […]

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Inspiration Along the Hood Canal

I love to travel! I enjoy seeing new places and eating all kinds of delicious food. A week away will normally fulfill my urge for adventure and then I begin to miss the creature comforts of home, my usual routine and start to regret stuffing my face tasty delicacies. That said, I have come to […]

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A Journey in a Seashell

The beauty of jewelry making is that there is always something new to learn. It is a profession that you can spend your whole life working at and still discover new techniques and new challenges. The knowledge I have gained in the four years since I started my study of silversmithing is only a tiny […]

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What’s your Inspiration?

Inspiration is such an interesting and broad topic. Artists are always asked about the inspiration behind their work. As an Art History major in college, I spent four years balancing the aesthetic appeal of the piece, while also attempting to decipher the inner meaning of the work. Now having to turn that analysis inward towards […]

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