My parents were deeply religious.

Although I an not 'religious' I am deeply spiritual.

What does t

hat mean to you?

To me it means one simple thing to practice.

Do no harm.

Not with actions, not with words and not even with thoughts,

Do no harm.

Kindness, compassion, empathy, love, these are the things I value in my family, friends and others.

It is the capacity o the heart that I value most.

A special thank you to my friend that asked me "do you ever make crosses?"


Time changes everything.

Several years ago I was talking with a friend and she asked me if I would do commission work.

"No way!" I replied. I didn't want to be bogged down trying to create someone else's vision.

Time passed. Commissions started coming in and I took each one. Something magical happened! No one wanted me to create their vision, they simply wanted my vision.

The best part about commission work is the challenge! Sometimes the challenge is the stone a person provides and sometimes it's a challenge because I'm pushing my limits or design skills. Then there is the mechanical challenge.

"Can you make a zinnia in silver?" A client asked.

Without thinking I said yes.

This flower challenged my skills as a smith.

It was an absolute delight to see the sheet metal and wire become a Zinnia🌸


Sometimes all the noise of the world gets to be too much.

I retreat to my sacred space.

My mind leaves that noisy place and begins to find focus.

It is the dichotomy of life. One space creates tension and another peace. I like to think that the pieces I create show my love of peace.

The colors, the textures, the gentle flow of interest created for the eye.

While the world rages on, I seek and find



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