Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cuffs and Stuff

Black, White and Shades of Gray Cuff
Uncharted Waters Cuff
 Not many new pieces, but I'm working on a very special piece for a very special friend! I'll post a photo of it after she sees the finished product.

Cloudy Skies in June

Lately, I've been obsessed with sky photos...well, clouds really. They're always different, always fascinating.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today, June 18, would have been my mom's 68th birthday. We lost her July 21, 2003 after a four year battle with ovarian cancer. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her and miss her.

Just recently we took our oldest daughter to New York City to start a graduate program there at NYU and I just kept thinking about how much fun Mom would have had showing her the city. New York was by far one of her favorite cities. She started traveling there for work and fell in love with it.

Seventeen years ago this very weekend, Mom took me to New York City. The trip was a prize from a silent auction and it was a one night stay at the Four Seasons in Midtown Manhattan, Broadway tickets to see Les Miserables and the flights to and from NYC. We spent the day walking the city, seeing The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, The Strand Bookstore, Greenwich Village and Soho. While walking the city, it was very, very hot and humid. We ran out of energy and had to take a break for something to drink and to cool off. We ducked into this little juice/smoothie bar and enjoyed the A/C and a nice cold juice. Well, 17 years later, while walking in Soho, my daughter and I had to find a restroom. So, we ducked into this little place and, low and behold, it was the exact same juice/smoothie bar I went into with Mom! It was almost as if she was saying, "Hey, I'm here with you!"

I know she's with me, I just really miss her...Happy Birthday Mom. I love you...