Oh Phooey. I’m here at the studio, working while my American friends and family are celebrating Thanksgiving together. Poor old me. My little biz is getting into the Christmas spirit and orders are coming in. I sit at the workbench and carefully (CAREFULLY) cut into metal or solder (I love playing with fire). … More The Third Thursday in November
There’s no point in pretending otherwise (not that I would), but I’ve been in a bad frame of mind lately. This week, however, I have three customer orders that must be finished and so, with a heavy heart, I drove down to the studio to commence work. The first thing I did when I got … More Work and Grace
I was at the studio all of last week, working on a steady flow of customer orders. Thank you, customers. I work best in the mornings as I am usually up early and my energy levels are high at that time. After Pickles has her morning walk, I turn on some music or a podcast … More A Cold Brew Coffee and Pickles
I’m back in the studio after much backing and forthing which involved a trip to the doctor. It’s nothing serious but she told me that I should give up coffee. Yeah…no. Of course I nodded and said, “OK” but clearly this doctor does not understand a serious caffeine addiction and the last time I went … More Midweek — Easy Does It
I was thankful to receive two customer orders on Sunday and so I sat at the bench and worked with concentration and intention. Pickles shredded a piece of paper towel in protest when it was time for her late afternoon walk. Pickles never really learned the command, “WAIT”.
Finally. I moved all of my equipment and most of my supplies down to the studio. Don’t study this photo closely. My work space is in utter disarray. I have no storage or organisation and even as I write this my floor is cluttered with boxes and bags and beads and pieces of metal. I’m … More A Midweek Update
I’ve been busy with some of this… And some of this… And some of this… This week promises to be very similar. But it’s all good.
This is a video of my friend, Sandy Binion at work in her studio. It’s a little snapshot into her work process. It’s a bit like my studio only I’m in a garden shed and one day I might accidentally set myself on fire because I only use a portable blow torch with no real … More My Friend Sandy
Well let’s see. Life stuff has blasted me into high gear this week. Perhaps it’s the spring weather but I received four special orders from customers and so I’ve been measuring, cutting, soldering and polishing silver jewellery in my shed. And I’ve been keeping company with my good friend, Sophia, who helped me walk Pickles … More And So On
My back garden is busy these days. I’ve been much more prompt about filling the bird feeders and keeping suet and seeds out on the bird table. I have both large and small birds coming by every morning and every evening and as I keep saying here, I get such a kick out of watching … More For the Birds…