{this moment}

Posted on March 27th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  9 Comments »

Linking up with SouleMama…a moment from our week.

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Outfit courtesy of Mimi. :)

copper!

Posted on March 25th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

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I have to confess, I might have gotten just a wee bit bored with wood…and started hammering away at some copper.  (But I haven’t left wood for good–just taking a little breather.)  Here are a few things that materialized under my hammer:

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I really dig the primal feeling I get from squatting on a rock (A.K.A. cement basement floor) and hammering my heart out.  I also hand-shaped the ear wires for these.  I have always loved copper, but I think I love banging it even more.   Maybe I’m not a blacksmith’s daughter for nothing. :)  Hope you like these–I’d love to hear what you think.

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And these pieces are now in my shop–at Poco Leon Studio.

springtime

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

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Sun, wind and spring break!  Our days have been spent at our favorite parks, creeks, and on long walks through the woods and down the road.  And indoors, with me constantly trying to make peace between two eternal bickerers.  But everything changes outside.  They walk holding hands, cling to each other while they go down the slide shaking with laughter, and give each other pushes on the swings.  I think it’s something about being two small things joining force in a giant world, while indoors that world becomes small, and something to dominate.  Or something like that.  You also just can’t help feeling happy and at peace out there in the bigness of that blue sky.  Spring is here, and although I’m sure we have a few big snowstorms yet to come, we’re loving it.

in the shop: black-capped chickadee necklace

Posted on March 21st, 2015 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

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This black-capped chickadee is inspired by those cheery little birds that brightened our New York winters when I was growing up.  My grandmother used to feed them peanut butter out of her hand, and they always seemed so friendly to me.

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Here in Colorado, we have mountain chickadees, which look like tiny masked bandits.  They are cute in their own way, but not quite as dashing as the black-capped chickadee.

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This chickadee is painted with colored India inks on a slice of aspen wood from our mountain.  It is edged in iridescent gold paint and hangs on a gold-plated chain.

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You can find this necklace at Poco Leon Studio!

{this moment}

Posted on March 20th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »

Linking up with SouleMama…a moment from our week.

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