Jades

Jade is one of the most coveted and appreciated gemstones with one of the oldest and culturally significant histories in the Human tale. The Chinese have been utilizing, appreciating and admiring Jade for 5,000 years or more. Early Meso-Americans such as the Maya and the Olmec, Maori of New Zealand …

Spring In Step(s)

It’s hard to believe I haven’t written since October 19th (!!) And that a full year ago today I was in England! It’s been a busy and productive Winter including some (more) travel, creativity, health resolutions, and A LOT of ice and snow this season! I am sooo looking forward …

Amber

I’ve touched upon Amber in a few other of my Postings.   Like Pearls, Jet, and Ammolite (and others such as Coral, Bone, Shell and Ivory) Amber is an Organic Gemstone (‘gemstone’ being a bit of a misnomer). That means that unlike gems such as Ruby, Diamond, Garnet and most …

Moon In Pisces

Fall is definitely in the air! The vibrant colours of Summer and Early Fall are beginning to subside into Yellows and Golds–colours associated with Spirituality and the Higher Self in many many cultures.   We’re nearing the end of the Growing Season and approaching this year’s Final Harvest, which was …

Pucci–Otha People’s Work that I LOVE.

I confess that I have two very different yet complimentary design sensibilities–I absolutely adore black, structured and fitted clothing and accessories, but I equally love bold, bright colours, especially translated into unique and eye-catching prints. It may come as a surprise that this Goth At Heart’s favourite fashion designer is …

Easy Caprese

Labour Day has come and gone once again. After a Summer that wasn’t that hot (pun intended), there’s definitely an Autumn feel to the past few days.    I’ve been focusing a lot on my painting, which had taken a place on the back-burner these past months. I should be …

Journeys

It’s funny how one seemingly insignificant event or experience can change the course of one’s personal history….We all have those moments, from meeting a special someone, to discovering a hidden talent, to stumbling across a piece of information at exactly the right time. In the span between my previous post …

Spring Sphene

Spring has begrudgingly made its way to my little corner of the world! Central Ontario, where I’m currently living, has experienced a prolonged winter. In fact, it’s sleeting outside right now and it’s pretty darn cold for his time of year. Yet despite this unusual and unsavoury weather, the trees …