No, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth.
I’m still here.
I’ve just been swamped under a deluge of work, etc. These past weeks have been eventful to say the least.
I made this lovely Tudor Style engagement ring for the partner of an old high school friend last month and early this month he surprised her by popping the question in Central Park, NYC! How romantic. The ring is hand constructed from rose gold and sterling silver and topped with a beautiful rose cut diamond.
(Photo by John McCarthy of www.mostlythecoast.com)
Congratulations John and Shawnee! Here’s to many years of bliss.
It has been several weeks of Icons for me and following Nick Cave, The Preacher, in March I was fortunate enough to see Leonard Cohen, The Prophet, in April. I’m a lucky girl and I’ve probably mentioned a million times that The Favourite Game by Leonard Cohen is at the top of my “books I love” list.
The Halifax Crafters Spring Fair was just this past weekend. It was a lovely event, as always, and it was a joy to see so many familiar, sun warmed faces. I took home some pretty serious treasures including a tie-dyed silk scarf from Taylor Made and some gorgeous lacey pottery from Therese Bombardier Designs.
I’m off to Toronto in just under a week! I’m headed there for the SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference, Meta Mosaic. I can’t wait! The lineup of demos, workshops and lectures looks like it will be action packed. I’ll also be able to catch the tail end of the Patti Smith photography exhibit at the AGO!
Finally, I would like to say that we lost an old friend at the end of March and this loss took our breath away. I don’t want to say “me” or “I” because I’m just one of so many people who were struck breathless by the loss of our friend Jay Smith; An incandescent soul still burning bright in the stars and our hearts. He is immortalized through his children, his music and his spirit. You can listen to some of Jay’s music here, and if you find yourself moved why not visit The Jay Smith Family Trust and leave a tribute to his family.
Rock Ranger forever!