Do Not Adjust the Color on Your Screen

A handful of the most recent sulu-design pieces are
bright, bright, bright.
They've got more subtle counterparts, too.

Several new sulu-design collections to follow.
I was busy this weekend.


To Clarify

It's good.  It's all good.
I just don't have much to say about it all right now.

Wanting more rock, less talk, you know?


Before You Speak

There have been several changes in my life recently, but right now I don't feel like talking about them... or much else for that matter.  I read something the other day that made me think a lot about the amount of talking/typing I do: Before you speak, ask yourself if you can improve the silence.  Since the honest answer to that question is usually a "no" for me, I'll spare you more words and leave you with images from a gorgeous day that Barry and I spent together earlier this week, hiking at one of his favorite mountain biking spots in the Columbia River Gorge.  Halfway in, I laid on the grass and took a nap in the sun and felt which felt just about perfect.


All That Walking Makes a Gal Hungry

An awesome lunch at Nong's Khao Man Gai.
It's a lie that all they do is chicken and rice,
although they do chicken and rice really well.
They also do damn good pork and rice.

And dinner?
A bottle of wine,
a few tasty cheeses, and
a sampling of Olympic Provisions sausages.
All served up at Enso.

More from the Walk

We started in northwest.
Headed down the waterfront.
Over the Hawthorne Bridge.

The southeast industrial area is one of my favorite spots.
I dream of living in one of the old buildings there.

I love walking around close-in neighborhoods
between Burnside and Stark on the eastside, too.
Back over the Burnside Bridge and home for a rest.
What a difference the sun makes.


Looking Up (and Down)

 in Chinatown

at Waterfront Park

 strolling around Buckman

Barry's back.
We spent hours and hours
walking all over town with our cameras.
It was the most gorgeous weekend we've had all year.


Big Bear's Away

Barry's in Richmond visiting family.  Hi, O'Connors - I miss you!  I'm taking advantage of a little time to myself with:


(I was drawn to several pieces at Burnside shops:


(we got rid of the worktable
and are trying to figure out
what to do with this sunny corner)

(one last trip to L.A. - back soon!)


Noun, Seven Years Later

A couple months ago I ran into Stephanie, owner of the lovely shop Noun on SE Belmont that carried sulu-design seven years ago.  We chatted for a while.  We talked about Ohio and snow.  She told me that she was sprucing up her shop; I told her about the jewelry I was working on at the time.  We made plans to reconnect, which we did today.  And I'm thrilled to say that you can again find sulu-design jewelry at Noun.  Stephanie and her shop manager, Sohaila, picked out a nice selection of necklaces made of recycled glass beads from Africa:


I'm so pleased to have my designs alongside that of some of my favorite Portland jewelry designers, and am particularly happy to be working with Stephanie and Sohaila who are just downright nice ladies.  The spruced up space looks great, too.