03 June 2011

Catching Up... (Again)

Well, here it is, almost 3 months since I last posted. Life has been full of ups and downs, and a few things fell off along the way. After a brief 6 month struggle, my sister succumbed to the cancer, and is now watching over those of us left behind. I miss her more than I can say! I still had the rest of the school semester to get through after her death, so I just packed up my sorrow for another day, and forged through projects and finals. My outlet for my feelings for my sister came through in some of the most beautiful jewelry, and in making beautiful pies decorated with the cookie cutters she sent me. I think of Mary every time I make something, and try to make it extra beautiful, as if trying to make up to the world for losing such a bright, shining soul.

I also bought a floor loom, which prompted me to take the Summer off from school, so I could spend time working on my own art, instead of projects for school. I started an ambitious tapestry project which should keep me busy (as if I had a problem doing that!) through the Summer.

And a busy Summer I will have! We decided to look for a bigger house in a quieter neighborhood, and found the perfect place the first day we started looking. The house sits on 1/3 acre, with plenty of garden space,

and a separate studio in the back for my jewelry studio. I will be teaching classes in my studio starting in mid-July!

There is the quick recap. Now that I am back on track, I will post details of my recent projects.
See you again soon!


Mrs E said...

Welcome back. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

pippijewelry said...

Thank you!

Thecraftytrundler said...

So sorry about your sister, Pippi, I'm sure she would be so happy to see your wonderful creativity!
Great loom, can't wait to see your makes from that & the new house, outbuildings & land look great!!!
Hugs to you & your family. ((( )))

Sharon xxx