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May 2018 Blog Post - "Sci-Fi"

I will never forget how it felt to watch the Star Destroyer come across the screen for the very first time. W-O-A-H. And the music! I had never heard anything so cool. The story was fascinating. AND AWESOME. A whole bunch of bad guys in an entire galaxy wanted something that only a girl possessed. My 10 year old self couldn’t have articulated it then, but I held on to that Princess with everything, because she could be like me. And then...AND THEN….when Luke Skywalker looked up at the twin moons of Tatooine, I gave him my heart, which he still has to this day.

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It's all about the learning...

I was looking through some of my earlier pieces today. I'm sure other artists have felt this, but I looked at some of them and thought "wow, why did someone like this enough to buy it?" But then I appreciate that they DID like them enough. Maybe they saw potential. Maybe they liked the imperfection and potential. Whatever their reasons, I am grateful!    I have learned so much! I have learned what NOT to do from the many many MANY things I've done or at least tried...(soldering and chain maille, I will come for you still one day).    I have learned not to give up. That's number one on my reflections today. My newest obsession is resin. Wow...

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RIP Carrie Fisher #CarrieFisher #starwars

Let's face it. 2016 SUCKED. A LOT of greats died, and a lot of things almost happened.  But this one. This one went too far 2016.   Carrie Fisher passed away this morning, December 27, 2016. She was ten years older than me. I lived a life parallel to hers in many ways.  And yes, it started with Princess Leia. I was ten years old when Star Wars hit the theaters in 1977. We'd driven four hours to see the movie. I was mad that we weren't going to see "Herbie Goes Bananas" instead, but my brothers insisted on this sic-fi movie. So we waited and waited and waited for stupid seats. We got first row balcony seats, and I will...

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Pre-Portland, Creation Music & Bonding

Feb 7 2016 (Superbowl Sunday...Go Cowboys...I know, I know)... We are getting ready for the Portland Comicon. It's the farthest we've gone since we started our business. I've never been to Portland (I know, right?!). I hear it's beautiful. We have grown enough that we are now adding SKU's to our items. SKU's! That's a big deal. I have to tell you, I LOVE MAKING JEWELRY. I love creating weird, Frankenstein-ey things. I love taking old, discarded things, and making them into beautiful things, if for no other reason, but to prove that old and broken things can be more beautiful than anything new and shiny (I'm old and broken and happen to think I'm pretty awesome ;-) ).  What...

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