Philosophy and chocolate

Last week a customer sent me a beautiful box of chocolates. I have a regrettable tendency to save things for an unspecified special occasion, and sometimes that leads to not having it at all because I forget or it goes bad or it gets lost or something. Today I took a good hard look at both my life and the state of the world, smacked myself for having a smidgen of optimism for better times, and decided to eat the chocolate. Today, right this minute, is a special occasion and a good time.

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Sweet surprise

Some days begin with a box of chocolates and a sweet note from a customer.

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Leather Art

I posted a snippet of this piece a few days ago as a teaser, and here is the completed piece. It’s approximately 250 rows of stitching, if you’re interested, and it’s titled “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven.”

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Wondering

Sneak peek at a new project. If you find yourself confused and wondering what I’m doing and what the final project will look like… me too!

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Me in a sketch

I gave my presentation today at the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles. Mr. Gregory Weir-Quiton was in the audience and he sketched me as I was speaking. I love it!

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Whoops

Ha, guess what I’ve learned? It’s illegal for individuals to do for-profit raffles in Oklahoma. Now I have to figure out how to decide who gets the “Satan is Real” cowboy boots. 😂

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Identical twins?

I’m finished with the “Satan is Real” boot tops and will research how to create a raffle now!
About halfway through the Ira and Charlie boot panels I began questioning why I chose an art form that requires me to do each piece twice–one a mirror image.
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