20 November 2011

a timely voice

I'm not a very political person ... I vote and I have opinions, but I'm not one to organize or pursue causes.  The whole Occupy Wall Street (OWS) thing has me interested yet confused.  One thing I'm feeling is a similarity to the organization efforts of the late 60's.  There are lots of things about right now that remind me of that time and I am encouraged by what I see ...

At our trunk show we talked to so many women who are finding their voices, their passions, their soul work.  Amidst all the world chaos inspired art is being created, people are waking up.  Energetically, we're in the middle of an enormously powerful time and, while I'm not quite on the crest of the wave, I'm not feeling overwhelmed.  More likely, I'm on my way up, gathering kindred spirits and momentum for what promises to be an exhilarating ride.

What's got me all pensive this morning was watching a documentary on Pete Seeger last night.  Throughout the film I was struck not only by the power of his passion, but the complete lack of venom in his words and music ... an overarching sense of what's right, what's wrong, his belief in the basic good of humanity and his deep love for this country. 

I have no tolerance for the mean spirited spewing and constant spinning that consumes the mass media, so I'm not really up to speed on the OWS movement.  But a friend sent me this link and it seems worth sharing.  Maybe a Pete Seeger for 2011?

blessings ...
l i g a - kvk

19 November 2011

the day after

Well, our Trunk Show was a resounding success.  The ladies of Moda have a luxurious and ever so elegant shop to complement our wares and put out a lovely spread of munchies.  And so very cool that blog buddies and Etsy friends came and, even more wonderful, bought some treasures - heartfelt thanks to Diane and Jen and Anne and Vanessa and Pam and Catherine and everyone else that came to chat and braved the crazy parking and support our work.

Here's my set-up ...

I had the copper pipe already, then a blitz trip to AC Moore for pre-stretched canvas and plate stands, then the plumbing isle at Home Depot... I love the pluming and electrical isles ... a pipe cutter and some on-hand copper connections, some florists tape, a few layers of paint, some on-hand davey board stapled to the canvas backs and, voila', necklace and earring displays.  The flat pieces are from my craft show days - copper mesh over plywood.  I had several people complement me on my creative displays and it reminded me of a plan I had a while back to develop a display consulting side-line.  I love designing and making unusual props for jewelry and clothing ... may have to give that some more thought.  Feedback most welcome!

Cara and I sold exactly the same dollar amount of work, had time to chat with lots of wonderful women and a couple of interesting guys and even better, got to talk to each other and find out the common ground between is pretty astonishing.  The pic is kinda blurry, but this is Cara ....

So now, I've got to unpack and get to work on a wholesale order to ship on Monday, then clean house and get ready for our housesitter to move in and take care of little Zoe so's we can head to Nashville to pick up my brother and then head south to Baton Rouge for Thanksgiving with my whole family.  Lots to do!

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.  I, for one, have so very much to be thankful for this year.

with deep gratitude and heartfelt blessings .........
l i g a - kvk

18 November 2011

the day

Well, it's not the mother lode, but it is what it is.  I am quite pleased with the work ... just wish there was a whole lot more ...

the earrings

and the necklaces

I've only got a couple of bracelets.  That's the thing with designing all this new work ... sometimes it flows, sometimes it doesn't.  Bracelets weren't flowing.

My goal for the day is, above all else, to have fun.  Gots a ton still to do, so wish me luck and I'll see you on the other side!

l i g a - kvk

16 November 2011

forward progress

Yesterday - long but fruitful.
Not the best photos, but some of what I accomplished ...

I'm quite pleased ...
Now - back to it!

l i g a - kvk

15 November 2011


Shutting down electronics, focusing, designing and making and creating and taking lots and lots of deep breaths.  Our Trunk Show is on Friday ... let me just say, I've got a lot of work to do............

my delicious palette of components ... so so inspiring

Can't wait to see how it's all going to come together ... but come together it will.

l i g a - kvk

09 November 2011

07 November 2011


Laying low ... doing a bit of a cleanse ... getting ready to switch into high gear as I'm all of a sudden rather busy.  Just found this link on FB ... such a lovely way to start the day. 

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

l i g a - kvk

04 November 2011

Participation appreciated

My friend Stowe is closing in on her deadline to fund her album.  She's an amazingly talented singer/songwriter with an even more amazing story.  Check it out, help her reach her goal. 

You can read more about Stowe's incredible story here.

Many blessings and deep gratitude.........
l i g a - kvk

03 November 2011

mark you calendars!

Going to pull this together in a hurry ... November 18th - yikes! ... Cara and I are doing trunk shows!  We're very excited to be showcasing our artistic visions and forging a new friendship along the way. 

Our first one will be at a women's boutique at Biltmore Park in Asheville, Moda ... I'll have my new steel and bronze jewels and maybe some fine silver and Cara will have scarves, wraps and sweaters.  We're doing another trunk show December 3rd and details will follow for that one.  I just finished the announcement for the first one ... me likey very much! 

I'll post a reminder closer to the event, but if you're in town please stop by and say HI!

l i g a - kvk