Well, it happened. I looked up into the sky and saw a name, and now I know what I'm going to call the new shop. Actually, I looked in a book, which is easier in my experience. The name is simple, yet very unusual. I love unusual words.
I've just gone and bought a bunch of chain, clasps, and jump rings to make necklaces. And several bezel-set stones and other fun things for pendants. I'm starting with pendants and then I'll think about earrings.
I know what colors I want to use for my packaging and what font. Still a million things to work out, but I've moved forward a little bit and that feels nice.
I have a problem with my backyard. My neighborhood has a Facebook group and people keep posting there about how they've seen snakes in their backyards. Once, when I was about 5, a snake darted across the blackberry bush-laden path I was walking on. I remember he was bright green and, up until that moment, I had no idea that snakes could move that fast. I've been afraid of them ever since. Now I don't want to go in my backyard. It doesn't help that this spring all the green things have spung forth in ways that they never have before. It's practically a jungle back there, and I don't want to go. Someone needs to chop all that stuff back, tame it, so I can put my delicate feet on the moss without fear of slithering snake or stinging wasp coming to sun themselves beside me. We could use a new deck as well. Then I might go outside.
Here's a frog I love.
I took this a few months ago with my phone at the Tennessee Aquarium. I love it because he looks really bright but moody. And also because he's on the otherside of a large sheet of plexiglass.That's how I like my wildlife. Sad, I know.