On point.

I’m familiar with the myth that all Chinese are good at math. So not true. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I failed high school trigonometry. I will however, pat myself on the back for being a whiz at algebra and geometry. They say creative and visual types tend to excel at geometry. I’ll drink to that. Angles and lines that form pointy shapes are cool.

Since I travel often these days, I found I needed a wallet to hold my passport and boarding passes. I took a pretty piece of camel leather that had a not so pretty marking on one end. Had to get creative somehow, so I started to doodle pointy shapes and found the diamond to be my perfect solution. It covered the mark, made a substantial foundation for a closure AND anything snake skin is awesome – in my opinion.

SONNY (named after my grandpa who saw more of the world than I ever will) is the beginning of my ‘ON POINT’ collection. What do you think…? Give me a reason to make him in more colors!

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Painting is great therapy. It’s forgiving and kind. If you don’t like what’s happening on your canvas, you can paint over it. There is no messing up and you can right your wrongs. Everything else in life really can be just as simple. I am guilty of complicating things and inflating their importance. When I take a step back and look at what I’m doing, I am bringing awareness into the picture. Is that what it means to live in the now?

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The best inspiration is nature. Some interesting textures, patterns and pretty colors found on our trip to Hawaii…


Found these in an issue of Ars Sutoria.  The outfits… or the models… or…. maybe it’s because we’re not fashionistas, but we’re questioning this man with a printed scarf around his neck carrying a burgundy satchel in his hand [love the patent yellow coat, though!]  And the young girl dressed up in an ensemble better fit for a gal twice her age, toting a bag bigger than her.  Cute or scary?  Maybe it’s because we’re not fashionistas.


We’re in inspired by Eileen Fisher.  We perused the racks in one of her stores earlier this week. Love the simplicity of her clothing.  It all looks so comfy, well made and easy to wear (hey, kinda like the stuff we make!)  We’ve had EF on the brain… just had to poke around for more photos, so we pulled these from her site.  She has a small collection of bags too, a few ideas to keep in our bucket.