Thursday, February 21, 2008

Meet Carra Rose, One of a kind

One of my best friends, Carra Rose, graces the cover of Brick, a weekly paper here in Richmond, VA. She's not just a wonderful person, she's also a talented and sensitive jewelry artist. She cares about the materials she uses in her artwork. She's knowledgeable about how using them affects our environment.
She wants you to connect with her work. They're a treat for the senses; visually beautiful, they beg to be touched.
If you're in town, pick up a copy and read more.
You can also see more at her website:

Way to go Carra!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

For Mom

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of Mom's death. It's still so vivid. All I can say is...Mom, this song's for you. Missing you always.

My sister Carla put together a beautiful slideshow of Mom's last days. See it here.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gemstone of the month: amethyst

The official birthstone for the month of February is the Amethyst. It's also the talisman for the Zodiac sign of Pisces. All Amethyst is purple (my very favorite color), although it's hue can range from light lilac, lavender to a deep purple. The color has long been associated with passion, royalty and mourning.
It's magical properties include protection against drunkenness, healing, aiding in psychic awareness, enhancing creativity and imagery as well as having a calming effect upon the wearer. It also is believed to protect against nightmares. It's associated with the female energy of the moon.
We should all wear more purple!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Richmond gets crafty

Do you live in or near Richmond, VA? Then come on over to a crafty get together on Sunday February 10th.

Who: sponsored by the Richmond Craft Mafia & the Richmond Etsy Street Team
What: I *heart* craft, a crafter's social
Where: The Camel @ 1621 West Broad St
When: Sunday, February 10th, 4-6 pm
Why: Because you're crafty and want to meet and support other cool folks!

See you there!