Wednesday, October 31, 2012




sunrise with lacie


this is what happens when a storm is coming!  the surf gets really big, all the guys (and a few girls) get
really happy (and tired)...and the beach is so beautiful with the big set waves that come
through.  this was just before hurricane sandy swept by our coast~
some of the best surf we've had this year....





and look what the storm brought in!  one of my favorite things to do is shelling.
after the storm, we headed down to the ocean to see what gifts were left behind by 
mother nature.  the beach was covered with shells ~  
here is a very old whelk that washed up ....i LOVE ~


and this is the very first scotch bonnet i have ever found (whole)
i was so happy to see it there in the broken up shells.....after living here my entire life,
i've never found one whole.  so this is my prize for the day :)



things calm down.  the wind and rain were hard and strong for a couple of days.....
then everything gets back to normal.  this is the lovely view of motts channel at sunset.


before the storm....lacie out on the beach



and now to the barn...me and my boy. (beau)
on a little trail ride loving life.  one of the most peaceful places to be.


 a little tiny piece of painted plaster....i love roosters and i love small things.
this is for the upcoming trunk show at SWEET PEPPER horse sports...


and a few jewels added to the collection i've been working on.



driving home at dusk...the creek down from our house had trees on the point full
of nesting birds.  i think they were egrets, but not sure.  
the white dots...that's the birds.  but it was truly beautiful seeing them all.
i had to back up and take a picture :)



“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”

Frederick Buechner







Tuesday, October 23, 2012

TRUNK SHOW~ sneak preview



here's a sneak peak at what i've been up to in my studio~
for my upcoming trunk show

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
at 
SWEET PEPPER HORSE SPORTS
323 Eastwood Road Unit E
Wilmington ,  NC

.......yippee...and giddy up on over there to check out new designs, 
vintage bottle soy candles,  vintage message spools and more.
a drawing will be held for a custom copper cuff bracelet.
*drawing at 5 PM



Sweetie and Pepper 
(taken by Lacie Beller)

new jewelry~~~


















~~~~~~HORSE LOVE~~~~~~

me and diane
(beau and pepper) :)

"the wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears"
arabian proverb

Friday, October 19, 2012

"why can't we be friends".....


be grateful, be kind, treat others the way you want to be treated~~~~~~~



THEME SONG for the month.....and a few thoughts....
i have been avoiding the news at all costs....
the other day my daughter told me about a bumper sticker she saw that said "does this ass make my bumper look big"?  with a photo of President Obama on it....
okay, so, {regardless of my political affiliation}, i was so frustrated by that and have continued to be frustrated by the behavior of many adults out there who claim to be so patriotic and devoted to our country, yet continue to be REALLY mean when it comes to the other party.  so, the point is that it really doesn't and shouldn't matter what party you support....are you nice about it?
when i was growing up, obviously we didn't have Facebook, twitter, blogs, etc.....but our parents pretty much expected a level of respect and they demonstrated that by their own behavior.  clearly, we've lost that in today's society and it is very sad that so many people have to go around putting really negative vibes out there to the world.just to get their point across....it's mean...just saying'.
i have the best interest of our country at heart...whatever that may be~ AND more importantly, the best interest of the youth in AMERICA....who, by default, some are growing up to be some disrespectful little beasts due to the behavior of their elders.  put out good vibes and good karma and i really believe it will come back to you~ :)



working on...."serenity"

*really loving THIS song .....thanks sperlygirl~~~