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as she slumbers,replete and satisfied. —Joseph Wood Krutch

Like a young bear,perhaps,belly full of berries,napping contently.

Young bear spotted in my yard in July –not napping yet!


It can be –learning new things. Just like this prickly little mama ambling along the hiking path at Jay Cooke State Park in MN.

The soldering and bezel making techniques I’m learning in the online metalsmithing class mentioned in my last post are definitely challenging. The round bezels have worked out pretty well,[…]

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The second batch - much better!

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make,the better.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Went into experiment mode while working on a new technique that was introduced in an online metalsmithing class I’m taking with Stephanie Lee,author of Semiprecious Salvage. The technique,called flooding,calls for using a torch to ‘flood’a […]

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Lake Superior along the Grand Portage Objiwe Reservation

Lake Superior along the Grand Portage Ojibwe Reservation;almost to Canada!

Spent five days on the North Shore (of Lake Superior –the locals just say,‘the North Shore’.) The big lake and beaches are reminiscent of the coast of Maine –craggy,rocky,beaches and great,wide expanse of water that meet up […]

a few new things


Added a few new items to the Etsy store over the last couple of weeks. A variety! I haven’t done much with the silver clay this summer –can’t afford to keep buying it,mainly. And trying to use up more of what I have.

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