Dec 26, 2012


Hello folks! I have been running around the past month like a chicken with my head cut off! I haven't been able to hit the studio for some time. Missing my coffee, metals, and my friend!
I have been sketching like a fiend tho! Finding inspiration and trying to harness that into ideas.
I hope your holiday was fun and festive!
Happy hump day!

Dec 24, 2012

mixtape monday christmas eve

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!! It's going to be busy the next couple of days with food, family and fun! Please enjoy these fun Christmas tunes that I can't get enough of!

You can listen with Spotify here
or Grooveshark here


Dec 12, 2012

Wednesday rambling

Lots going on lately. But, working on Fridays post. Sorry for the lack of music and weekly stone. I'll work on that asap. Until then...


Dec 7, 2012

odds + ends

garden at my favorite coffee shop >>  studio day >> awesome gift >> besties store >>
 coffee + blog design lesson >> post-op for hubby >> mr. frodo (looks like toothless)

How was your week?

Dec 5, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

It's the middle of the week! Yay! Half way to the weekend! 
This is a photo I shot of my son a few years ago. (Yes, I'm a photog too)

Dec 4, 2012

Speckled Feather "Featherbook"

I asked my best friend and photography business partner Susan Hanson to help me do a mini lookbook for my jewelry. I wanted something different and unique to post on Speckled Feathers Etsy page. This was a new thing for me, on both shoot ideas AND being on the other side of the camera. Helped me gain a new perspective on how others feel being photographed! I LOVE how these turned out!

All these items are available on the Etsy page now!

Photography by Susan Hanson

Photo overlays courtesy of Katelyn Demidow

Dec 3, 2012

mixtape monday...oh! sweet nothing

feel flows >> the beach boys
oh! sweet nothing >> the velvet underground
the wind >> cat stevens
cinnamon girl >> neil young
tiny dancer  >> elton john
gypsy >> fleetwood mac
midnight rider >> the allman brothers band
the weight >> the band

Hope you like this weeks mixtape.
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Dec 2, 2012


I came across this photo I shot of Waimea Bay in Oahu back in 1996. I had this little film point and shoot camera my dad gave me YEARS before that. This is one of my favorite beaches! I miss Hawaii. And the people. I lived there for a couple of years and met some amazing people. I was very young when I moved there and from then I learned a lot and changed a lot. One day, I will go back and visit.

Hawai‘i is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. ~ Paul Theroux

Aloha ♥

Nov 30, 2012

Odds + Ends

sleepy dog + her toy >> cat in a hoop >> road tunes >> night hooping >> celebration day
late night comfort food >> coffee with my girl

Little odds + ends from the past couple of weeks. Soo much going on! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Share your odds + ends!

Nov 26, 2012

mixtape monday...start choppin'

taking you WAY back with this batch of tunes!

soon >> my bloody valentine
pretend we're dead >> L7
cannonball >> the breeders
u mass >> pixies
supernova >> liz phair
ladykillers >> lush
start choppin' >> dinosaur jr
crank >> catherine wheel
down by the water >> pj harvey
seether >> veruca salt

Listen with Spotify here 
Listen with Grooveshark here

hope you enjoy your week!!! what is your favorite playlist of the 90's?

Nov 23, 2012

Black Friday Sale

I'm having a black friday special at my Etsy shop from 23Nov-25Nov! Enter code BLACKFRIDAYFUN when checking out! Hope you had a fun filling Thanksgiving!


Nov 19, 2012

Mixtape Monday...I'll fly away

I'll Fly Away >> Rising Appalachia   
Undone in Sorrow >> Crooked Still
One Voice >> The Wailin' Jennys 
Rise Around the Moon >> Elephant Revival
Naked as we Came >> Iron & Wine
Heart of Gold >> Neil Young
Mykonos >> Fleet Foxes
No One's Gonna Love You .>> Band of Horses

Spotify here
Grooveshark here

Nov 12, 2012

Mixtape Monday

 20 Years • The Civil Wars >> Boy with a Coin • Iron & Wine >> Road • Nick Drake
Heartbeats • Jose Gonzalez >> Emmylou • First Aid Kit >> Let It Be Me • Ray LaMontagne
Waiting...• City and Colour

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Nov 10, 2012

Stone of the Week

I've been drawn to this stone for some time now. A beautiful mix of red and orange that just captivates!
And it REALLY pops in copper!

Zodiac Sign: Taurus, Leo, Cancer, Virgo • Planet: Mars • Element: Fire
Chakra: Base Chakra and Sacral/Naval Chakra
It is said that Carnelian restores vitality, motivation and stimulates creativity. When worn it dispels negative energy and replaces with positive ones. It's grounding effect makes it easier to find direction and a feeling of control. It also aids in public speaking and increases the self worth.

I made this pendant with a bold carnelian piece I found at an antique shop. I kept it simple with a copper feather and Turquoise at the end.

I will have it on the Etsy shop soon. Thank you for learning with me

Nov 9, 2012

Odds and Ends

Morning sunrise >> Feather and blueberries >> Election day >> Coffee at a friends
A little help from my friends >> Late night designing >> Fluffy butt >> Fave thrift find >> Studio day

Pretty busy week, and COLD! YAY for boot and coat weather! Have any lil odds & ends to share? I'd love to see!! I hope you all are doing well and have a great weekend!