today

today

My local bloggy friends know how I feel about "look what I got posts" and I'll explain that** in a minute. But hey, girls, forget that for a sec because, um, look at this! This necklace is from Lisa Leonard. Isn't it just beautiful? I wanted something sort of peaceful, something to remind me to live in the moment. And Brian suggested the word 'today' as a nice reminder to not fuss over the rest. I've been wearing it almost constantly since it arrived. It is perfect.

Lisa is a talented jewelry artist and everything in her shop is pretty much amazing. Her blog is so pretty and yet honest; she seems like a genuinely sweet person. I really am honored to own one of her necklaces. I may have to order my sister a little belated birthday gift.

** So, now about the my statement above, I really don't want to offend anyone and get all negative. I love new stuff as much as the next gal. But we live pretty darn well on a smallish income and that means very few fun extras. If I read too many posts in a day about fancy camera lenses and sewing machines and big bundles of Japanese fabrics and fancy shoes and bags, I feel myself getting all annoyed and wanty and jealous. Usually it just means it's time to shut off the computer for awhile. BUT I do see the huge value of reciprocal advertising for hardworking artists and small-time designers. After all, isn't that one of the benefits of this little community? And I love it when folks post a little bit about something I've made! I didn't mean to turn this post into a discussion on consumerism, so that's all I have to say about that. ; )

** ANYWAY, I love my new necklace and it makes me very happy. Thanks, Lisa.