Bits & Pieces

Off the subject of jewelry, I am happily wallowing in the leftovers of a wonderful, way-too-busy summer, happy wedding memories, and some gorgeous Fall weather.

Our dot is now married to a most wonderful man, who brings with him a great family. The Fox Fam has been enlarged and enriched! This was an unexpected bonus to marrying off the kid. I had only thought in terms of her being married happily and moving all her stored stuff outta my house, finally. To have her find a man with a great family is an unexpected delight. Extra bonus, our son-her brother & the groom's sister were the officiants for the wedding. And as the son told people all summer, "I'm going marry my sister this September." And that he did, sorta, while wearing his beloved grandfather's re-tailored summer "ice cream" suit.

s&gwedding
s&gwedding

Friends were married the next week in Napa/St.Helena, California. They did so to give all us guests a present of being in Napa during the crush (when the grapes are picked and smashed for wine) and to let us discover this most amazing area. A most sublime-dreamy wedding it was.

Rubicon Vineyard
Rubicon Vineyard

Art in the Pearl, Portland. Wowsers! what a show. Its always our best and such a great way to end a summer. Its nice to finish a season with such an appreciative audience. We must jury into the show each year, so we cross our fingers and put our best images out there and hope the jury likes us, so we can it all again next year.

And speaking of the Art in the Pearl. What is wrong with this  picture?

What's the matter with this picture?
What's the matter with this picture?

This would be my broken right arm. Not a good thing for a right-handed metalsmith. I was running to a porta pottie switched directions quickly and my feet got way behind the rest of me. A curb & I met rather abruptly. Damn. Not my best move. It would have been so much better if I'd been in a bar fight.

I am one-armed for a few more weeks. And I must say its a raging bore. Each day tho' my right hand and arm sneak in to do more things that the left arm has been doing, so I should be back up to full strength soon.

My next show is a ways off, Local 14 in Portland, Oregon; October 14-17. I'll be there, with a reduced inventory, but there.