Friday, March 29, 2013

Headed for the other hemisphere

We are officially on a countdown for a big trip to the small island of  Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean! (Yeah, check out that map, its WAY out in the ocean.) As some of you may know this is a return trip for us, having been there in 2008 when my husband was working on a photography project

This time we'll be visiting old friends and making new friends volunteering at SHAPE - Saint Helena Active Participation in Enterprise. SHAPE aims to provide training and work related experience for disabled people of working age, with the intention of them leading independent and fulfilling lives.

Much to be done to prepare for this kind of an adventure, much to be done...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pre pre packing

Breaking in new hikers and starting a pile for packing. 
I'll let you in on where I am headed in tomorrow's post. 

Keen Voyageurs (my favorite), astronomy guide, Bookhou canvas storage box (perfect lightweight travel storage), magnifying glass (because I have boys who need to know), mini s-biner (useful in so many ways), bronze metallic pouch with wipe out interior

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Style Watch

I had an unexpected request last Friday. Apparently People Style Watch magazine is considering my Reef bracelets for their summer addition! Samples (the Three Stack Set) had to be in NYC by yesterday morning. My husband drove 45 mins. to the nearest FedEx and they made it!  

I practiced some photos on white backgrounds before I shipped them off.  Now my colors seem TOO vivid.

Who knows how this will turn out of course. They could say no, they don't want them. They could be accepted and I could have zero interest OR they could gain interest and I would become a crazed, disk making fool.  I decided it wouldn't be a bad idea just to streamline my system for making this particular piece either way so thats how I spent my Saturday. 

While doing so I thought about the permaculture class I'm taking right now and how many other things in my life should be streamlined and put in order according to use and efficiency.