The Best Things in Life are (nearly) Free
Recently I was headed down the coast with my sister to a sea glass festival on the central California coast. Along the way, we stayed a couple nights in Ft. Bragg, to visit world-renowned Glass Beach. This post will include highlights of that journey down Highway 101 through the beaches and redwoods of Oregon and […]
Tucson or Bust!
Last week I happily left the rain and darkness of the PNW for the dry sunshine of Arizona. It was a sacrifice, but “somebody has to do it” as the saying goes…Destination: Tucson Gemshow! During the later part of January to the middle of Feb, the city of Tucson plays host to gem, mineral and […]
Chartres Labyrinth earrings, photo by Marcy Merrill It seems somehow appropriate to start this post with an image of recently completed earrings. They represent the sum of my explorations into etching and using Japanese patina on shibuichi alloy-and the image of the Labyrinth, which is etched on the metal surface, is highly symbolic of my […]
places and traces
For over thirty years I have lived in Tokeland. It has been the longest lasting relationship in my life, not counting my family-none of whom live remotely close to here (but they do enjoy visiting in the summer.) I came up here from Southern California when I was in my early twenties and found a […]