Sunday, October 16, 2016
Three quarters of the year is gone. If you follow me on Facebook you know it's been a year of change. I became a grandma at the very beginning of 2016 for the second time. Another beautiful grandson, whom at the time his mom and dad and big brother were living with me. It was a joy to see him born, a true blessing. I am grateful for the year and a half I had living with them. Near spring they moved down south and I miss them. I am still employed at the post office and have been way to busy there, working a great deal. During the summer I was busy making new pottery bowls from Rhubarb and various leaves. I did not have as much time as I would of liked but maybe this winter I will sink my hands into it again . I've been blest with many family visits from my other son, daughter in law and daughter this summer. Along with father, sister and brother in law. Summer was very full and hectic. So here we are to fall, family have all departed to go to winter destinations or homes, and I am making my soap, and preparing for holiday studio tours. I've made a few new river glass silvered jewelry and renamed my soap after our River house that we all love and come home to.
The last three months are promising to be just as busy and full as the first nine months. Quiet and creativity are good, fall is looking colorful and beautiful.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
The beautiful river, much of my inspiration, peace and joy. Today is April 8th, spring and it's snowing. The river is still beautiful when I can see it, I'll look for a sunset tonight and hope for warmer weather. I've got so much to do in the studio and it's just too cold . I guess I'll make another Lavender/Lemon essential oil soap this weekend, at least it will smell divine.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
It doesn't look any different from my other soaps but this is goatmilk and egg soap. Made from free range chickens, all natural and organic ingredients. I made two different scents, a lemongrass with a hint of patchouli and a lavender frankincense . Cleans and lathers great from the egg.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
I recently joined the NNY Art trail and had to describe my surroundings, studio. Last years photo but this is my studio, I call it a river cabin, size wise a small gingerbread house . Not fancy, needs repairs big time, but I love it. It's been a part of me for 50 years, so it is hard to give up. Maybe this year I can work on getting a new door, below is some new pics of my work submitted.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
2016 is barely here and I can't wait to get busy with clay, soap, gardens and the beautiful St Lawrence River. All in good time I guess, my studio is still full of many lovely fresh smelling soap items from this past fall. Many clay leaf bowls are still available. Fall and seasonal soaps aplenty, Pumpkin, cranberry and a fresh Noel and Noel's tree. I heated the studio until a week ago and I am already thinking of putting the heat back on and getting going on glass leaves or more glass buttons. I can't wait for the spring Rhubarb to pop out of the ground, new bowls of clay will be drying promptly. Any inquiries can go to Radiantgem7@yahoo.com, make an appointment, I'll turn the heat on, visitors welcomed.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Thank you to all who have visited and supported us. I truly look forward to my Wednesday's every year. I have made great friends and acquaintances at this Market. It's been a great season, the museum has had on the upwards of 20 venders at some of the events. Many great attendees and entertainment each week. It is a community event they can be proud of. Thank you to my sister Kim for watching my booth today, especially on such a georgeous day. After next week I am at my studio at 347b River road east, Morristown. I will have an open visit studio weekend the weekend after Thanksgiving, November 28 and 29. If you would like to purchase soap, pottery or special items come that weekend, just in time for Christmas. Call 315-375-6389o arrange appointments for visits.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Fresh soap for fall, my etsy shop has it, radiantgemjewelry or email Radiantgem7@yahoo.com . I only charge what it actually costs to mail. 4 bars will fit nicely in a priority flat rate for $5.95.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Recently started a soap business, all homemade, natural olive oil, and coconut oil soap. Email for more inquiries, Radiantgem7@yahoo.com, prices range from $3.00 to $7.00 depending on the size of bar of soap. Most are $5.00 each. Many fragrances, Lilac, Pumpkin, Pear, Cranberry wreath and several goatmilk/Honey variations. Lots of fun, but my primary reason was that I have always bought homemade soap from other soapers, I have not liked the chemicals and the way store beauty bars have made my skin feel. So at the end of last year, I decided to start using my own herbs and make my own soap. So glad I did, I know first hand now what it is I am bathing with and my skin feels so much better.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This is a beautiful moth we found in the bottom of the boat. Unfortunately is is dead, I saved it to see if I can preserve it somehow. Ducks are also finding our dock to be a good resting place. Not sure what kind this is, I still need to look it up. The summer sun is finally warming up the flowers and bring on the blooms.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Tis is one piece of jewelry I did this spring from collected glass out of the St Lawrence River. I have made a few necklaces and earings. I have a basket full of it and many shells and glass in the garden from the river. I have other ideas for the glass but not had the time to work on any. The spring weather has been so cold and wet that most weekends we are all doing yard work or gardening.
I'm grateful to have this much done and feel it turned out quite nice.
I have a few new bowls done for Mares wares festival on July 1st. Also a few rhubarb leaves and grape vine leaves. The weather just does not want to co-operate this spring, I would have so much more done if it were nice out there. I will be at Mares reguardless and as in last year, everyone will see so many talented artists and have wonderful music to listen to.