New Job!

Part time. Taking away some time from my jewelry making but…feeling useful and fulfilled.

I’m working with Autistic adults.

What an honor for me to be entrusted to take care of these special people. I’m going to learn so much!

The Latest Bands I’m obsessed with…i.e. inspiration and motivation.

Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown https://youtu.be/menivpp5zzM

The Dust Coda https://youtu.be/IEEgLVj2WVc

Greta Van Fleet https://youtu.be/aJg4OJxp-co

I Wrote a Book!

A looooong story anyway. Okay, a book.

I started writing and I couldn’t stop!

It’s a semi-autobiographical novel. The truth comes with the way I used to fantasize about being some rockstar’s muse. The rest of the story? The way I’ve would have been if the fantasies had truly materialized.

I had no plan. I just got the urge, started writing and, the ideas kept coming. I don’t even know if I could do it again if I tried!

I have ideas for a sequel…we’ll see what happens…

If you want to check it out, here’s the link: Jailbreak: A Rock and Roll Fantasy Realized https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078P54P2F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_maSxAbSP0CSPH

Sales! And Metal Stamping and more Guitar Picks.

I’ve been getting sales! It’s slow but it’s happening. I get such satisfaction out of creating that just the thought that someone would pay money to have one is humbling and exciting!

I recently started metal stamping and a friend has requested quite a few for Christmas presents. Bless her. So far, the people she has gifted with them, love them. I’m not sure how I’m going to market them as custom (15 letter limit? Specific sayings?…) but, I’ll figure it out and I’ll get it done. Either way, it’s fun and I’m going to keep practicing and doing.

Peace and Love and Rock’n’Roll

So, anyone that knows me knows that the title is my mantra. I’m a passivist and the music helps me keep my sanity in this not so passivist world around me.

Tomorrow, I’m going to see Cheap Trick. One of my favorite bands from my high school years. I still listen to them regularly. For the week after, I will feel whole and happy.

The next one will be Blue Öyster Cult in January. The holidays will take over and by the time January 20th, 2018 rolls around, I will really need my fix.

Then, on March 18th, I will go see Black Star Riders. They are opening for Judas Priest but, they are one of the best bands I have heard in a long time. All original music from the ashes of the band that was touring as Thin Lizzy up until a few years ago. Scott Gorham being the link. But, every guy in the band is an incredible musician with glowing resumés of their own.

https://youtu.be/fOno2CSYDQI
https://youtu.be/GzATJV-qnOM

And these are only the ones I actually have tickets for.

For years, I have been close to unable to function with a daily dose of music.

The live shows take me to another dimension. There is nothing better than hanging out with thousands of like-minded people groovin’ and singing along.

I hope everyone has the chance to do whatever gives them their outlet this weekend. I truly do…

Peace and Love to all!

Guitar Picks

Here’s my latest obsession…

I love the idea of incorporating my love of rock and roll into my love of some of the holidays and other everyday looks that I like.

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