Tardy April Post Post England :)

I’m Back!   After what seems like ages away, I’m back on Canadian home soil (mud at the moment actually, as the snow is starting to melt)! It probably goes without saying that my trip to England was pretty excellent and indeed full of lots of interesting sites, exceptional food, …

Two More Sleeps!

I’ve spent the past few days between postings tying up loose ends and preparing myself for some serious travel–I passed my latest GIA Stone Assignment and have put my studies on hold for a few weeks, as well as done a fair share of writing (I’ll let you know soon…). I’m leaving for England on the 17th, in just two short days! I probably don’t need to say that I’m planning on having a lot of fun, eating some exceptional food, reconnecting with some old friends and otherwise taking in a load of top notch of inspiration! I’ve packed my …

Musings.

    My Blog has been feeling a little naked and neglected as of late–Dear Bloggy has been wondering what has happened to the rather lengthy, in-depth postings of yore, lol. And maybe You are also curious as to where I’ve been vesting my  energies, especially as You already know …

For You

Happy Valentine’s Day!   Wishing my Dear Readers a Happy Valentine’s Day with Love & Gratitude. Spring is just around the corner….   xx Caroline  

Story

Someone very dear to me recently told me that in Traditional Mexican Culture, a person is considered to have Two Deaths. The first is at the time of Physical Death, when the soul leaves the Body. The second is the moment when all Memory of the Deceased has faded from Earth: Loved ones pass on as well, memories fade, sentimental objects no longer hold meaning, time marches on, and the Spirit becomes totally new and free….   I feel that this performance piece, Bijou Bougie, by Adrianna Wallis so poignantly sums up my own feelings about the transference of Memory. …

Otha People’s Art (that I LOVE) 5: The ETSY Edition

  Hello hello! Happy Tuesday to You!   I have some good news and some bad news….   Well, it’s not really that bad, just a little annoying. If you’ve been following along recently, you know that I recently wrote about how excited I was to be working with some …

Words of Advice For…Student Gemoligists

For those Dear Readers who’ve been following this Blog regularly (or those of you that know me personally), you already know that one of my main goals in the past few months (um, year and a half now) has been to pursue my GG via GIA Distance Education. I am …

Dreaming of a Warmer Studio (and other January Fantasies)

Being late January, it’s c-c-cold on my Sun-porch Studio but I’m looking forward to fabricating the new designs I’ve been busy designing! With the help of a portable heater of course 😉 And after we, in Central Ontario, snap out of this extreme cold spell.   Part of the fun …

Memento Mori–Otha People’s Art 4

Preamble. Hello, hello Dear Reader! I hope that 2013 has been treating you well so far I have to say that it’s been off to an excellent start for me! I’ve been making some new art, diligently working out and eating right, and have been listing all of the jewellery …

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy 2013 to You, Dear Reader!   We’ve made it to the other side of the holidays once again and this time even averted disastrous December 21st predictions of space balls being hurled into Earth And no, I wasn’t abducted by aliens–I’ve been neglecting my Blog out of busyness (and …