Friday, January 11, 2008

Creative Everyday

It is a new year, therefore it is time to do something different. I decided to join the online group of participants that congregate on the blog "Creative Everyday". All of the members vow to do something, anything, that is creative...everyday! To learn more about how it works go to: Creative Everyday 2008. I think this is going to be great fun and I look forward to checking out everybody's blog and gleaning support for my creative efforts along the way.
So far 2008 looks like a very promising year. I have also started a form of yoga called Svaroopa . I tell you it is changing my life. I have attended 10 classes so far and I plan on doing it for the rest of my life. This form of yoga is extremely gentle (especially good for people who have pysical ailments and limitations, of which I have both) anyone, and I am anyone can do it. All of the poses are supported (if needed) with blankets/blocks /head supports etc. Svaroopa is a Therapeutic style of Hatha yoga that uses familiar yoga poses to create a deep opening in the muscles around the spine. You feel absolutley wonderful during and after class. I will talk more about my experiences with this in later posts.
I am excited to show off some of the new pieces I have been working on in my studio. Take a look see.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Something new from Mandala Jewels

This is what I have been up to lately. I just love everything about this new piece, from the variation in color of the jasper beads and the way they play against the "spotted" African trade beads, to the knotted suede lace which is threaded with hill tribe beads. I also added an old Asian coin into the mix. On each side of the southwest inspired focal point sits a cluster of semi precious stone charms consisting of primavera (my personal favorite), turquoise, bone and silver. This bracelet is truly an original...and very "rich" looking to boot!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Blue and White

It's no mystery, blue and white are my favorite colors. I use this color combination in my decorating, jewelry design, and clothing. The deep blue of the New Mexico sky dotted with white cotton candy clouds can stop me dead in my tracks. I drool over blue and white porcelain in antique shops all the time, and I love french country blue and white toile fabrics. The fascination never seems to end. There is just something very fresh about these colors and throw in green or red as a contrast and I am in heaven.