Walk, Don’t Walk & a Whole Lotta Noise

Added a photo collage and a little more detail to my initial story. Enjoy!

Heart Reflections

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(Photo of NYC taken from the Ferry on the Hudson River)

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in NYC and DC. We’d never been before, and of course planned out all the tourist excursions with our travel agent. We’d finally arrived and were so excited to be in the Big Apple!! All the hustle and bustle was energizing and just amazing. We were awestruck! Being from the West Coast, the first thing that caught our attention was the high amount of traffic and pedestrians within such a small amount of space! We were both oddly confused and a little shocked that NYC pedestrians did not heed the “Walk” or “Do Not Walk” crossing signals! I mean, really??Nobody cared, as taxicabs and autos barely missed hitting them as they nonchalantly crossed intersections in hurried paces. Everyone rushing to get nowhere fast. To my amazement, even the police…

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Walk, Don’t Walk & a Whole Lotta Noise

NYCFfromFerry copy

(Photo of NYC taken from the Ferry on the Hudson River)

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in NYC and DC. We’d never been before, and of course planned out all the tourist excursions with our travel agent. We’d finally arrived and were so excited to be in the Big Apple!! All the hustle and bustle was energizing and just amazing. We were awestruck! Being from the West Coast, the first thing that caught our attention was the high amount of traffic and pedestrians within such a small amount of space! We were both oddly confused and a little shocked that NYC pedestrians did not heed the “Walk” or “Do Not Walk” crossing signals! I mean, really??Nobody cared, as taxicabs and autos barely missed hitting them as they nonchalantly crossed intersections in hurried paces. Everyone rushing to get nowhere fast. To my amazement, even the police officers on the street corners seemed to be okay with it. Can you believe it? Lol! You have to understand, where we’re from, if you get caught not following the rules of the road, you get your ass a ticket – plain and simple. “Honking your car horn isn’t gonna make it go faster!!”, yelled the man walking behind us. He was right! So many horns honking, flailing of the arms, and sirens galore. I could spot the locals quickly because they walked mostly alone, dressed in business attire and held either a cell phone to their ear or wore an earpiece chatting away. Honestly, soon afterwards, more like within 10 minutes, we were walking around town like regular locals. My husband even mentioned to me, as he caught up, that if I bothered to stop and look behind me, I’d have noticed I lost him in the crowd! Regardless of his slower pace, we loved touring and learning about all the local history, sampling fine cuisine, watching entertainment, visiting museums and monuments. The most humbling experience was visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum. It brought back a flood of memories like it happened yesterday. So very sad. Also, being able to view the One World Trade Center up close was breathtaking. The structure is beautiful. Although we enjoyed our time in NYC, we were ready and eager to move on and away from the hustle and bustle of the loud, busy city.

 


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(Photo taken at Lincoln Memorial)

Next stop, the Twilight Zone . . . No, Washington, D.C., of course!! When we arrived it was like a breath of fresh air. Yes, there was still traffic, but the amount of pedestrians was reduced significantly. We actually had elbow room if we walked! We decided to give ourselves a much deserved break from all the walking we did in NYC, and resorted to taxicabs when needed. Yes, we could’ve taken the trolly, but this was a very rare occasion. How many times are we going to celebrate 25 years of heavenly bliss? More touring and learning local history, delicious food and museums all crammed in to three days. My husband is a history buff, whereas I can learn about history facts with good intentions, but ask me an hour later, and I’d have forgotten. Okay, make that maybe a week later. For example, I saw the Capitol building from a distance. Later, we were in front of the White House. That night I asked him about the Capitol, then asked him where the President lived? After he rolled his eyes, he whipped out his camera phone, then showed me the photo he snapped while we were both in front of the White House. Alright already! I have to blame my absent mindedness to all on the humidity and wine drinking I was forced to endure! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Wish we could’ve stayed a couple more days, but it was time to get back to the reality of home, work, family and responsibilities.

We agreed that was the best vacation we’d had together in years! I’m confident enough to take most of the credit for planning the entire trip. We’d definitely go back to visit either places, and I’m sure we will eventually. Maybe on our 50th? Home is where the heart is, and our home is the West Coast, specifically Southern California where we get one season, summer. Did I mention we’re in the middle of a drought, and so need the rain?

If you’ve made it this far, then thank you very much for reading my ramblings! And, no, I don’t have a glass of wine in hand.

Your Hair, Your Choice

Your Hair, Your Choice.

I am one of those women who’ve always had long, black hair. Short hair just doesn’t work well for my hair’s texture and facial features. Although I prefer to color my hair at this stage in my life, I know eventually the gray will have to shine through – and I’ll be okay with that when I’m ready. I’m guessing that’ll probably be around age 90!

Photography and Jewelry Design

Another beautiful creation!

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The circle of life pendantThe Circle of Life – Pendant

Talking about Photography….

very often I got asked about my jewelry photographs, what inspire me to showcase my creations the way I do.  As you can see from some of the photos posted from the beginning on this Blog  I love photography! Yes I really do!  I love that you can catch the moment and it will stay forever with a beautiful photo.  That alone it is very inspiring to me. Awakening  that instinctive creativity guided from my inner soul to get the perfect shot. I consider photography another great Artistic Expression and I love to use some photos for my Digital Art. In Photography I am an “Amateur” if I can say that 🙂 ❤
I love to stage and take all the photos for my Jewelry Design as you can see them in the gallery Jewelry Portfolio each photo is inspired…

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A little girl…her hearts drawing…and a jewel…

My heart melts when I see this. Just beautiful.

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Once upon a time a beautiful little girl started to learn how to drawing hearts…

her hearts were so lovely and unique, they had a nice shape and a happy swirl tail on the bottom giving the hearts a sense of character and uniqueness. This adorable little girl was about 4 years old when she started drawing hearts using pens, pencils, markers and watercolors making beautiful little paintings. She has been drawing hearts everywhere in any way and kind. Time has passed and as today 7 years later she still drawing the same adorable hearts. The little girl is grown in a beautiful teen she is 11 years old right now and I am her proud Mom. I always loved her beautiful hearts dedicated to me in her lovely cards year after year. I have been fascinated by her drawings at the point that I wanted to do something special…

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Watercolors

I hope to visit one day.

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Venezia - Italy


I was organizing some of my watercolors and I came across this painting I made two years ago. It is a view of Venice in Italy just painted out of my visual memory. I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea, or lakes and the reflection of the sky in it.  Thematically when I paint my artwork range from seascapes, landscapes, still life, abstract and whatever inspire me...

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From wire to a Ring

Such intricate detailed work. Amazing!

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Silver wire

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Rose Quartz ring2 copy It is amazing what is possible to create with just a wire, without fire, without soldering, when I start a design most often I just get inspired by the gemstones and their shape. I let my creativity and inspiration guide my hands while manipulating the silver wire, wrapping and twisting it around the stones and be able to create beautiful jewels. I am very proud of this ring it is really beautiful on the finger, it a statement ring showcasing a faceted Rose Quartz and smoky Crystals it is one of my favourite rings I made recently for my “Among Nature Collection” I have one myself and when I wear it around I get a lots of compliments, so that alone make me proud of this wonderful piece of wearable Art.

I accept custom orders for this piece, it would be made in Limited Edition and each one would be…

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