Tuesday, September 3, 2013

It's happened again another wild animal crossing my path

     What is up with all this I keep asking myself. My life has taken a lot of turns in the latter years in different directions so maybe I should expect the unusual to take place once again. I am a spiritual person, I practice mindfulness on a daily basis and I am always in search of peace of mind. So let me tell you this story.
     First of all this is a rough moment in my life the beginning of a new semester at college, hurt my back pulled muscles, lots of lil issues in my personal life going haywire. On my way from one of these haywire issues I encounter a wild boar on the side of the road. He just crosses over in front of me like it's nothing casually walks across the road and starts down the road in my direction that I am driving. I'm like wow is this unbelievable or what in broad daylight he's just walking around like its no big deal. Now me being the superstitious person I am just had to rush home and see what this symbolic meaning has in store for me. Well I'm certainly hoping he's a spirit guide for me because I sure could use all his strength right about now. Look it up very interesting reading. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Life's Little Messengers

Do you often have an animal cross your path and wonder if it has a special meaning to you at the precise moment in your life? I do believe this to be true. Yesterday on my journey through my day I encountered a red tail hawk. Now you have to understand I do live in the country in the farmlands of America. John Deere tractors like kind of place. Anyhow I was on my way to meet someone and there he sits up on a lightpost. Now of course me being me has to stop and really look at him I mean come on mother nature at her finest in the greatest moment of a national geographic moment, truly it didn't mean anything that I was on a country road in the my area of the words I just stopped my car and checked him out . Now of course he wasn't to impressed by the human gawker so he flew to the next light pole and I followed stopping once again to gaze in his splendor.He was magnificent so strong and powerful looking I was very impressed. So on my way I went in amazement of having this encounter. Which brings me now to the topic of this post Beliefs life's little messages. Of course like any good computer info seeking person I searched to see what this could possibly mean for me. Well according to info seeking person like myself  the red tail hawk means to prioritize and eliminate distractions. Hmmm well this is definitely food for thought. I just wish I knew exactly which part of my life it applies to maybe its my whole life. Interesting, does anyone else know of any special meanings of a red tail hawk sighting. He really was awesome. I feel very honored that he allowed me to observe him so closely. 

Ah the pictures of Sue's visit

The stone is one of mine that I had previously cut it's a chrysocolla. This was made of copper and silver and brass. A mixed metal cuff. She went to her family reunion with a finished piece of new jewelry. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Wow that is all I could think to call this post. The studio is up and running. There is still alot of tweaking it to get it just right but it is workable. Sometimes all you need in life is a friend to make it all better and she came my friend Sue from Atlanta. Its after midnight and we sit here making jewelry just like old times although we need our other friends, Amy, Nancy and Jill but we are managing. Its so much fun when you create with a a friend. She sits there just making jewelry like she has never stopped although she hasn't touch a bench in a few years its all coming back to her here in my lil make shift studio made of second hand stuff and casts off on a college student budget even though I"m 54 years old. lol. We are creating that's all that is important. I've made a pair of di x's gold earrings tomorrow I have to drive to town which is 30 minutes away to buy peroixide to make a mixture to clean the nu gold in not suppose to put it in pickle my other friend tells me.  Sue is working in cold connections of course she using one of my cabochons Ive created I will take some pics when they are done and post them here on the site. Hurrah I am happy in my new lil studio Im back to creating. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

I've Survived

     Yes I have survived all of it. All the drama has led me on a path of self discovery and man am I learning new stuff everyday. I won't lie and say its been easy cause it hasn't. Let's catch up shall we? The first semester at the new college has ended with me doing good in my classes which were Elementary Algebra, and a Psych class. Yes I had to start the whole Algebra process all over again since each college has rules about classes that are prep classes when you transfer. Oh well I will just learn it a little bit more . The college was good took my first online class man  I loved it so much easier than actually going to a class it was great. Now we are on to the second semester here , yes I'm once again doing an summer semester. Of course this time I am trying something new, taking three classes two online and one in the class room. Hopefully if all goes well I will be finished with core classes this time next year Hurrah.
     I am working again, which is a good thing, I am blessed to be able to enjoy my job. I work with a great group of girls all of us on our own personal missions in life. Very blessed in that area. I have made alot of new friends since I've moved here as well as meeting up again with old ones from the day of high school. which is really cool I think.
     I have also started dating again. Not really certain on what type of a relationship I want with a great man but some type of one. With school and work it doesn't leave alot of extra time for any fun but I am having the time of my life. Life is really good and I am happy and at peace mostly except for math. lol I have branched out and tried online dating. I have met alot of wonderful men and then some not so wonderful but life is full of that everywhere, this online dating thing seems to be the norm for the world so I am gingerly stepping my feet in and getting them wet. As I said I am having the time of my life.
  Finally my little studio is being put together once again. The lure of the jewelry siren has been calling for quite some time. I knew I would never be able to stay away for long. I wanted to settle in and get use to going to school and working before I started back in the studio. I know time will be a big issue for me so I am sorta of going to master some of the techniques I've already learned and try out some new ones. I think my creations will be one of a kinds mostly. I find repeating designs very boring and not stimulating. I want to always enjoy my creating not think its something I have to do. Still putting a few things in order so I am going to finish that up and start creating once again. Also life has blessed me with the online dating thing to meet a wonderful fellow artist who is also a jewelry artist. He specializes in casting so we will be working on several projects together so you will be seeing some of that cross these pages. I have also met a wonderful photographer who does some unbelievable work. Funny how we have all met through a online dating site see you can find friends everywhere in life if you look for them.
     On the home stuff I am starting my redecorating. I just completed my first DIY project which may not seem like much to some people but when you are on a shoestring budget its the small things that count alot. I replaced the toilet seat in the master bath yeah I know not to exciting but it was a lesson . I never knew there were screws under those little caps, lol. Its completed, its mine and I did it all by myself and I am darn proud of it. All I can say is check Pinterest its the coolest place ever I have alot of  ideas of stuff from there in my head check out my boards Nancy4133, bye everyone

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Update on adventures of my life


Well let's bring you up to date on the happenings in my life. I went to Mt.Dora a d did the Art Stroll. I was very dissapointed as well as the other artists that were there. Maybe next time it will be better, but I did get a Art Walk or Stroll experience and had a chance to meet some wonderful fellow artists.
     I am back in school, yeah. I really enjoy going to school and meet ng all the intersting people there. I find it so funny when people I know find out that I am in school at the ripe old age of 53. They are shocked say things like oh I could never do that and don't you feel out of place with all the kids. At school everyone is excepted they really are. The kids are so nice to me and are always willing to help me out if I need info or study with me. They are the greatest. So you can go back to school at any age and feel assured everyone will accept and you won't feel out of place.
     And the last bit of my news I am dating again. I have decided that after a six months hiatus that it was time to step up and try it out. I have started accepting invitations before that I declined and its sorta nice. I am still determined to take time for myself, break ups are hard especially when they are not your choosing and you haven't done anything to deserve them. Karma is all I can say just simply Karma. I truly believe in her and the fact the universe will right itself.
     So its off to another semester and life. I am determined to work on my jewelry again thinking colorful stones or maybe setting some more faceted stones we will see.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mt. Dora Art Stroll

     I will be participating in the Mt. Dora Art Stroll in Mt. Dora Fl on January 11th from 6-9pm. This will be the first show I have done since moving to Florida. The last few years have been full of changes and new experiences. I have gone through alot of personal drama and did the one thing I never thought I would do which is turn away from my art. It's really hard to try and create when your heart is broken even though you know deep down it will save you if you could just get it started again. Crazy huh? Have you had experiences like this? I am still working with learning new techniques that I will be sharing with you. I am now working with wire weaving. I want to take it  a step further and mesh it in with some metal forming techniques. I will be mainly working in copper and brass since this is a leaning experiment.I had a wonderful instructor Julia Woodman who always taught me to experiment in copper because it was so comparable to silver and cheaper to experiment with. I have long admired Biba Schutz  please take time and check out her work she is fantastic . I love what she does with metal. I am going at this technique totally self taught,  often I think that is a good way to go once you have a little experience in silversmithing it allows you such freedom with no rules to follow. So lets see where it takes me. 
   The earrings I made above are done in sterling silver wire. The instructions for these earrings was found in "step by step wire jewelry , spring addition 2008. There are all kinds of places online to buy tutorials and loads of additional information just use the search engine for wireweaving. Please check back as I further explore other design ideas and share them with you.