After a very long silence, I’m back! I was away from my studio for over a month this winter for work, and now am very glad to be back on the farm and hunkering down in my studio to create new pieces. I’ll be taking part in two arts festivals this summer: Le Festival des Arts Georgeville – Fitch Bay here in Quebec from July 18 to 27, then the Cabbagetown Art and Crafts Festival in Toronto Sept. 5-7. Thousands of people visit the Cabbagetown Festival, so I’m trying to be very productive! Here are a few recent additions:
It’s another definite fall day in Toronto – crisp, sunny and a light breeze. I’m loving the absence of intense heat and humidity. So are my dogs, especially Otis, the large doodle. He’s been downright puppyish the last few days.
Here’s another gorgeous stone I’ve unearthed in my growing assortment of gemstones waiting to become part of a piece of jewelry. This one’s an Amethyst Sage Agate from Mexico. I’ve been dying to make it into something that showcases its particular warm-hued beauty. And I think the time is now right.
Here’s a bonus: Agate is said to do all sorts of things! It apparently creates an appreciation of nature, provides abundance, soothes emotions and nurtures love. It’s also said to relieve stress, give protection and increase courage. As well, it is believed to create hope, optimism, positive thinking, and make us more easygoing. Maybe agate is the answer to what ails us??? I’ll keep you posted – or let me know if agate’s helped you in any of these ways or others!