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Artistic meanderings, creative tangents, and observations on art and life
2016-05-14 23:12
Thoughts on "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert(Note, all of Ms. Gilbert's words are in Italics, mine are in regular font. Some quotes are paraphrased.)I just finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert… Read More
Being Home & Margaretenspitze
2016-04-26 23:45
At home in the grass -  "Earthing"There's No Place Like HomeIt’s been a long time since I posted anything in my blog. It’s one of those things that started out enthusiastica… Read More
Wrapping & Coiling
2014-02-23 17:39
As you may have noticed, as of today my blog has a (slightly) new name. When I googled it I found out that someone else had a blog with the same title (My Life in Knots) as mine and (gulp) s… Read More
Knots, Beads, And Trolls
2014-02-21 21:40
Sundial EarringsNew Book Coming Soon (I hope!)Wow, it's been a long time since I posted! So for those who may have wondered - here's what I've been up to. Last year was busy, busy, busy with… Read More
2013-02-01 21:35
Sometimes I think back to those days not so very long ago - before we had the “internets”. I remember the actress Anna Paquin from “The Piano” (who was just a girl at… Read More
2013-01-15 21:03
As those artists who have been around a while can attest, sooner or later you will be approached to donate a piece of your artwork to a charity for their fund raising auction. In years past… Read More
Back To The Drawing Board
2012-08-23 22:42
OK, it happened again. I was working on a new idea, a macrame flower, “exploring the possibilities and potential of the materials” (i.e. nylon cord and beads) and I got to a turn… Read More
Recycling For Parts
2012-07-08 18:26
R.I.P. old bagI’ve been thinking lately about recycling. Not the environmentally conscious stuff that we should all be doing but the kind of recycling that relates to jewelry making. A… Read More
What’s Your Medicine?(bag)
2012-06-24 18:18
J.Babcock Medicine Bag 2006There’s something special about a little pouch made of velvet or silk or deerskin. Maybe it’s because of the size and that you can only fit something s… Read More
2012-05-10 15:54
One of the most frequent questions that I'm asked by people who see my work is "How long did it take you to make that?"  After all these years of creating and selling jewelry, I'm still… Read More

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