"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mom's Birthday Present

I actually made this about a month ago, but couldn't post it because it was for my mom's birthday. Well, she's opened it now, so here it is.

This is Marilee's Rotation Pendant again, this time in Lizbeth 703 Sky Blue Light and 704 Sky Blue Medium. I really like these beautiful clear blues, especially the medium one. So does my mom, so that works out well!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Final San Diego Post

One final photo from our trip to San Diego. This one's not from the zoo, but from an exhibit of Dr. Seuss's work at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park (Dr. Seuss lived much of his life in nearby La Jolla). Click the photo to enlarge.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


I promised you elephants, and here they are.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

More from the San Diego Zoo

Here are a few more photos from the San Diego Zoo.

Yes, this koala is sleeping.

I got a kick out of the warning sign.

 The rhino is slightly blurred here, but I think it captures how fast he was moving. This was taken in the late afternoon, when many of the animals were getting frisky.

Next post: elephants!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


My family went to San Diego over Thanksgiving. You can't go to San Diego without going to the zoo. I'm still working on editing my photos, but here are a few of the best so far.