I first met Sarah Short through her business Instagram page for Chival Jewelry. I loved her gorgeous beaded earrings and the mission behind each pair she sells, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting trafficked women. And through our partnership, I have come to count her kind, receptive and humble demeanor as a blessing in so many ways. But as a jewelry maker and designer, Sarah's faith plays as big a role in her art as the women she supports and inspires through it.Read More
It didn’t start out that way, but this blog has been built upon craftswomanship of all kinds. Its beauty is truly within the quality materials sourced by small local, national and global women and minority artists who take pride in the details of the handmade pieces they produce. The purpose? To empower the artists whose work I have fallen in love with over the years and create a marketplace where those artists can feel inspired but also supported, in their every endeavor. That is why (among other reasons) when I came across Santa Barbara designer Amy Digregorio and her amazing work, I not only fell in love with her amazing pieces but also came to truly admire the dedication and carefully crafted handiwork behind them. Her attention to detail, reliance on quality materials as well as quality pieces really sealed the deal.Read More
When Molly Blanchard Dearstine, co-owner of Emma’s Daisyhill Farm in western Howard County, and Janice Ingson, yoga instructor, launched Yoga With Goats - Maryland in April 2017 the first class sold out within three hours, the second class sold out in 45 minutes and today, they have a waiting list full of people from all over the country.
It’s hard to imagine that only a few short months prior to that, neither one of them had ever even heard of such a thing.Read More
Here's the thing about inspiration.
It's illusive A.F.
I can't tell you how many times I've gone out seeking that one thing to inspire me.
Thinking that if I just go looking, then just looking will almost certainly be enough universal intention for inspiration to find me.
And yet somehow, someway, without fail, the more I look, the less I find.Read More
If the era of Trump has taught us anything, I think it is this.Read More
SO I decided to do something a little different.
Those of you who know me, know that on a typical day I spend MAX 15 minutes getting ready in the morning. That includes throwing on some variation of a work ensemble, taming my unruly bed head and applying the very basics of make up.Read More