Monday, July 5, 2010

Two Weeks Later...

Wow... I can't believe I let my blog sit for almost two full weeks without a post, but that tells you, dear readers, that I have been somewhat busy. With what? you ask. In no particular order, the following:

1. Blueberry picking and baking
2. Dogcare for some wonderful friends
3. A visit from my NY brother-in-law and his two young children
4. Redesigning my personal website
5. Researching & purchasing a new affordable camera (Nikon Coolpix S570)
6. Painting
7. New jewelry
8. Songwriting

There was plenty, I assure you, to keep me away from my blog for those two weeks! Please take a look at my website, which may still have some kinks to work out as I've been told by someone in the know that not all the pages look just right in Firefox. I use Explorer as my browser, and everything looks fine there, but so many people use Firefox these days, so I've got some tweaking to do. But here's the link:

And here's a look at the latest jewelry creations. These are made from Damascus steel, which is handforged by my husband John. These pieces are not etched; instead they consist of many hundreds of layers of steel which has been heated over a hot forge, then folded and hammered... over and over again to make the design. There are several steps after that process to get it where you see it now, but needless to say, it's a long, slow, hot process. I will list at least one pair of earrings on Etsy in the next day or so.

I have also been doing some painting in preparation for Black & White, a show sponsored by Associated Artists, the artists group of which I've been a member for several years now. Working in only black and white is fairly challenging. Here are the paintings in process certainly not completed yet. Hmmm... I better get back into the studio since these must be delivered next Monday!!

Thanks for following, and for your patience. And stay tuned... an interview with one of my favorite handmade soapmakers will be posted this week!


  1. Lovely... I've been away from my blog for about that long... time for me to post an update on my progress... and i am SO behind on features... but that's life, right ?

    In the meantime- i love your website & will browse some more :)

    The earrings are scumptuous- i especially like the shape and bead dangles on the second pair :) Must be fun to team up with hubbie !

    hum... i bet the blueberry baked goods taste real good... snif snif !

  2. Missed you. Your website looks wonderful and I love the picture you chose of yourself.

    I think summer is a true time to slow down. I'm going to work in my studio today and when it gets too hot, I may just watch the tomatoes grow.


  3. You definitely have been busy! The website looks great. I am impressed.

    Love love those new earrings.

  4. Rebecca, the new website looks fantastic! :D Terrific job! I love it!

    You've been busy indeed, but all of your activities sound rewarding and life-fulfilling. :)

    I am jealous of your blueberries! We've had a bush for several years and have only gotten one berry. *sigh*

    The Damasacus steel is beautiful, as are your new jewels and the new paintings. :) Good luck with the black and white venture!