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Bright Ideas: Missing the Beach

Missing the ocean, walking with my toes in the wet sand. Spending a day hunting for the tiniest shells in a tidepool. Bright Ideas multi-color journal, White Uniball Signo, Pitt White pen, Platinum Plaiser pen with DeAtramentis Document Urban Grey … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: RG Bean Ritual

I started this little ritual because I find the beans so beautiful. Each time I open a new package I place two of the beans in the abalone shell I found on T Bay, the beach I grew up on … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Roseville

I have no creative juices, but I can draw… So back to my memory journal… Bright Ideas multi-color journal, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges.     To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om Pearl

I don’t see these as I wear them so much — around my neck as I write this! Tara, pearls, ooooohmmmmm…. Sketching keeps me happy, even if just pen to paper. ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color journal, FPR Himalayan with Robert … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Brigid Shell Moon

I little Venus of Willendorf! Okay, it may be very late for Brigid’s Blessing, but here she is… I love drawing late at night… totally relaxing… and until we are through this push, I need relaxing! ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Buddha Om Elephant

I started Trishna Jewelry because I could not find the jewelry I wanted… Not too ethnic, not to refined.  When I fell in love with antique whitehearts I began. The business did so-so — seems most people wanted ethnic and … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Mom Stuff, Purple and Orange

I am stuck in tax hell, and so need a bit of brightening…. the colors of Johnny Jump-ups! And below, a video on making heart-shaped lollipops. Yes you could say I am losing it.  Hate. Taxes. Love this little heart … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Giraffe Pin

I’ve always loved giraffes. Stephen bought this for me before Junior High One of those lovely gold-tone enameled pins, and I sketched it before I sold it so I’d have that memory. I paired it with a quote from Pema … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Pansy Plate

Pansy was our third kitty growing up, straight off my grandparents ranch. She was born to the palest tiger kitty before we had a chance to spay her, and what a wonder she was, long haired and looking just like … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om

When I saw Gaspéite the first time I thought it was dyed. How could anything from the earth be so very spring green? I made these to be worn together — the heishi is large and so are the beads.  … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Barcelona Brandy Set

I bought this in Barcelona and carried it home to my mom. She put flavored brandies in it for guests. Sweet memory. ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color journal, Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document Black ink, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Gau

This Bright Ideas journal is so rag-tag now… bleed-through inks, watercolor tries that soaked in and didn’t work, and even greasy-foodstuffs from drawing in cafes. When I started back into it I forgot how crazy thin the paper was and … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas Journal, Cat Memories

At the end of 2016 I made a commitment to finishing off wayward abandoned journals. I’ve made great headway in that, with only a couple to go. The Bright Ideas Journal isn’t one of them, Though I picked it up … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas, Picked it Up Again!

In 2016 I made a commitment to finishing off wayward abandoned journals. I’ve made great headway in that, with only a couple to go. The Bright Ideas Journal isn’t one of them, Though I picked it up again (found it … Continue reading

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Why Not so Many Posts?

A mini-vacation to move and introduce kitties to Sammy… going well I might add!  Nose touching yesterday! A unique opportunity… A new website coming…. with a shop! So I am shaking things up a bit… and that takes computer time … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Laura Perry

This pair of earrings brings back a host of memories from childhood fo a beloved babysitter who became a friend.   We laughed and enjoyed each other so much! Her home was a trailer at the loveliest trailer park in the … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Parker Palmer Depression

Parker Palmer, writer and activist, became known to me through his writings about depression.  I  find him grounding and thought-provoking.  His thoughts on the current state we find ourselves in are most comforting: “How do I stay engaged and whole … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Hopeful In Bad Times

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in … Continue reading

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