Once in a Blue Moon

This is a collection that celebrates the events that do not happen every day, every week, every month.  Those unique times you stumble across, often not realizing it until they are already sweet memories.

I'm opening the shop at 8:34pm EST, tonight, in honor of this rare moonrise over my home. 

Every piece being offered up has been made by my two hands, while they may be echoed, they will never be cloned.  They are their own, and are ready to be shared with you.


Each piece has been drawn, hammer-tooled, dyed, stitched or woven by my hands.  These hands will never come again to this earth.  They are different hands today from yesterday, and will keep changing tomorrow. 

This work holds pieces of me within them, full of good wishes, calm, and a dash of sass (because, if you're making something, it should have at least a little sass, especially if it's a fox cuff!).

A Blue Moon is an extra full moon, either within the calendar month (as it is tonight) or the third full moon within a four moon season. The first full moon this July rose on the second, and so, we have a modern Blue Moon tonight. 

Reveal- a Cuff

This cuff took it's time coming into this world.  I let it happen, no sketching or composition planning, the knife ran smoothly along the hide. I tooled slowly, and it sat on my workbench for weeks before I started painting it.  When I got stuck, not seeing the end, it rested a few more, until finally, I saw how it wanted to be.  

Every so often a piece will be like this.  Slow, steady, no rushing to the finish line of sealant and snaps. I used to struggle mightily the entire time.  I'm getting better at recognizing these sweet souls, and their lessons. When I keep staring, leather drying under my knife and stamps, paint drying in the tray, deep breaths are taken and expelled.  I put the piece gently to the side, to wait. Patience is taught and I'm learning to respect it. 

It's about life, and cellular regeneration. It reflects the moon in all of us. Light streaming out of our souls.  It sings of cool waters and soothing nights.