Yesterday was so beautiful in LA that I was wishing I had a balcony so I could wrap up in a blankie, drink coffee, and read a magazine in the chilly sunshine. Then I got the brilliant idea to use a local corner park as my backyard! I grabbed Ornament magazine and headed out the door. There was a furniture blanket in my car, a Starbucks on the corner, and a song in my heart.
|Patti Grazini, Joanna Gollberg, Sally Vitsky|
I found a cozy bench, wrapped myself up, and opened my mag. Ornament is a fabulous magazine dedicated to the amazing world of handmade craft. This month's issue has a profile on one of my favorite jewelry artists, Joanna Gollberg, and introduced me to a phenomenal paper artist, Patty Grazini. My cousin, Sally Vitsky, is a paper cut artist so I always have an eye out for that discipline.
|See me on the left, scratchin' my weave?|
Imagine my surprise to see a review of the jewelry scene in San Diego with a focus on Jay Whaley Studios, where I took a class in 2010. Now imagine me looking at the accompanying photos to see a photo of myself in Andy Cooperman's class! And to make it even better... it's a photo I actually like. I look kinda cute. :) I was definitely having a good time.
I'm a firm believer that when life hands you lemons (in the form of a less than ideal living space), you figure out a way to open a lemonade stand. Using my imagination to create a more interesting way to bide my time was one of the best gifts I ever gave myself.