Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Little Corner of the World

Welcome to my studio.

This is where the magic happens and, out of the semi-controlled chaos, the bits and pieces are formed into jewelry.

I spend the better part of most mornings and early afternoon between this desk and my soldering station. At least, until the Texas heat seeps through the doors and walls and chases me into my office. It is a happy place, where I can listen to my favorite music and work the hours away.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Toad in my door

The other day we had a crazy, crazy rainstorm; it was a sideways rainstorm that knocked down a branch and flooded the back yard. All of the stuff on the picnic table was blown away and we had branches from trees that we did not recognize all over the yard. The next morning, this little guy was sheltered in our doorway. He usually lives in the hole next to the Carolina Jessamine but I guess his home got flooded. I gently prodded him with a twig until he hopped off into the yard (I didn't want him to get squished by the screen door). Hopefully he is dining well on all the flies that have been buzzing around and his home is cozy and dry. I think I will call him Jesse.
It is good to have a toad as a neighbor.