if she only knew

if she only knew

Ash was not happy with me today. I bought her a harness because she’s getting old and is constantly getting tangled up by her leash. I figured the harness would keep the leash up out from under her paws – that’s what it appears to do for the neighborhood pugs and puggles and poodles. But […]

baby egret

baby egret

I was just out on my paddleboard in the back bay area of Newport. A shallow waterway where boats aren’t allowed and birds rule. The one that captivated me was a slender white bird – egret in shape but so much smaller. A baby, likely. It is possible it is an entirely different species, but I’m […]

take the donuts

take the donuts

Just take them. A few weeks ago, a friend commissioned me to make her a necklace featuring a quote from Amanda Palmer. (Amanda Fucking Palmer, as she often calls herself.) I’ve been a fan of Amanda since I saw her and her amazing Sharpie eyebrows give a TED Talk. I’m currently listening to her audiobook The […]

I’m with Kali

I’m with Kali

I don’t know a lot about the Hindu pantheon, but I know I like Kali. She’s fierce. Western interpretations – at least the ones I’ve seen – tend to fixate on her role as destroyer, and cast her as almost a demon to be feared.  But yesterday, I was reading a book by Bri. Maya Tiwari, […]

doves cry

doves cry

A pigeon is not a dove. The pigeons around here hang out at the beach like awkward British tourists, looking for a monument and a gift shop. The doves nest outside my window, cooing for attention.   Commerce and love. Two very different things. This is what it sounds like when pigeons cry, sang no prince, […]

fresh new blog

fresh new blog

Hello, bloglandia – long time no see! I used to have a blog on my gogoshebogo website, but its purpose was never well defined. Originally, it was supposed to promote my jewelry and my Etsy shop, but I quickly found that I couldn’t write about what I was making without explaining why I was making […]