I'll need a Stump

I lost a tree in the yard today from high winds. No property damage, thank goodness. I like to recycle and desperately need a stump for my workspace,but this one isn't quite big enough.

I had to leave my old stump behind. It was eucalyptus, not the best choice, but it did the job well and it was free! Stumps are used for carving forms, hammering metal, and perfect for placing my anvil to use metal stamps. I'm on the lookout for a new one!

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Shopping Therapy

You might think that, being of rational mind, I would be patiently waiting for my tools and supplies. In a way, I am, but I also admit to some shopping therapy. This is the latest I’ve received: some new cabs.

And then, there are the tools. The long ones are made for ring bands and the round ones will make charms, accents on pendants, or even ring focals. The only limit is imagination.

Getting my work out of storage would save me money in all sorts of ways!


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The Start of a Work Space

Life presents us with all sorts of priorities. While tools and materials can be stored in PODs, plants and animals cannot. So, we drove from California to Washington (three days) with our two large dogs and every plant I could fit. I also toted a HUGE bowl that will eventually house the two golden mountain cloud fish I also brought along.

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The Return of the Muse

Forest bathing is a thing now. The practice was alive and well in the 80’s, we just called it tree hugging. Bottom line, most folks would benefit from some time just sitting in and absorbing nature in the forest.

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