Friday, April 22, 2011

A new Russia?

This is not the Soviet Union of my youth. This is Russia, THIS Russia, even has a beautiful sound to the name of it now.  Say it, "Russia".  No longer "Soviet Union or the Soviet Bloc".  Yes, it's back to Russia.

It has been decades since they had their ballistic missiles trained on my grade school. Let's go back in the recent past when Ronald Reagan, that chipper man with a blush in his cheeks, stood up and shouted, "Mr. Gorbechev, tear down that wall!" Remember that? Or if you're really young, you might just remember hearing about that. Well anyway, back on topic... I recently ran across a most beautiful photo story on  Inhabitat , an online zine related to eco awareness.  

The picture is of an architectural proposal for the Primorskiy Zoological Park, to be located in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Now this is some kind of beautiful.  The ethereal quality of the naturalistic geodomes is amazing,  I really, really, hope they can pull this off and build this zoo.  The plans are amazing.   Check it out.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More Jewelry I've made

Just a few pictures I ran across of some jewelry I have made.  

I had to take a hiatus from jewelry making to concentrate on working.  It is my dream to be able to do it again.  I am a nurse practitioner though, the job saturates me.  Need to pay bills, buy food, gas, and most importantly, health insurance.  Is more than a job, is a career and I have established a practice I have to maintain.  

Not much energy left over for creative efforts.
If you read this and like these designs let me know and give me hope that it is all worthwhile to keep hoping and dreaming. 

Friday, April 08, 2011

Indiana Artisans Expo

Yahooooo!  I just got this hot off the internet.  Anyway, I am clearing my calendar next weekend.  What more could I want Art + Food .  Wow!  Who came up with that idea?  I can't wait and if you are able to go and got a lick of sense, you will be there too.  Or be square.  Oh, I'm showing my age.  I can't wait to see the artwork, wine, chocolates... um what a combo.  Quick, hit the link below for more info.

Indiana Artisan Marketplace

The Indiana Artisan Marketplace is a chance to buy one-of-a-kind artwork and artisan food directly from the Hoosiers who make it, to meet the artisans and to share their stories. Visitors will be able to watch artisans create their food products and artwork, cultivate relationships with their favorite artisans and celebrate Indiana talent and creativity.

WHAT:Indiana Artisan Marketplace
WHEN:Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall, Indianapolis
COST:$8 admission (free for children 15 and under) and $3 parking