Thursday, January 3, 2008

Day of the Dead Owl & My Aching Bones

It's been a while since I've written, but I'm excited to write a little post tonight! I'm excited about all the new jewelry I've made lately. I started noticing that all I ever create now is resin jewelry. So I'm going back to my roots and using a ton of fantastic, fabulous and phenomenal vintage charms & pendants.

This one might be my favorite so far. It includes a beautiful lucite pendant, a little mustard seed encased in a glass ball, a gold leaf, little brass key, rhinestone, a pearl deco pendant, acrylic green leaf and my fave, a PET Milk can! And all of these, including the chain, are 100% VINTAGE!

But I don't want to just talk about jewelry. I always want to give a bit of insight into my life and what gets my creative juices a flowin'. So when I sit down to write an article (my recent is from Cut Out + Keep), I have a couple things that I ALWAYS do.

1. I heat up a cup of Chamomile tea with a drop of organic blackberry honey from Atlanta
2. Get in my favorite ultra-soft Puma pants + Gamma-Go bullet belt hoodie
3. Slide under a light grey Alpaca blanket from Dwell bedding
4. Cuddle up to Gucche (lil' guy on the right) on my 1960's Danish modern sofa.
5. Finally I get out the 'ol lappie and check emails, myspace, blogs,, love las muertas,, and then enter my favorite HGTV 'dream home' contest (i really want a giant beautiful free house that I could fill with beautiful vintage goodies).
6. Time to work, right? Ok I do a little shopping, fuck around on myspace, read more blogs, post on my blogs, post stuff on ebay, and generally waste time.
7. Then I put on a Netflix (my queue is 10 pages long) and get a snack (yogurt + apples, cheddar cheese popcorn, walnuts in the shell, and red peppers w/ cream cheese, but not all at once!!), and I think I'm ready to write.
8. Now I write and let it flow. Then I reread it. Edit. Reread. Edit. Fuck around online. Reread. Add/Remove & edit. Then I go to sleep, wake up and reread.

You can see why I love the creative process. ;)