Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Latest Project - A Book!

{I always start out writing by hand...}
I've been working on a new project for a while now... a book!

The tentative title is Eco-Happy: Three Steps To An Earth-Friendly Life.

It's something that's been near and dear to my heart for a while. I want to share the happiness of truly creative eco-friendly living - of finding joyful solutions with the Earth in mind.

A few years ago I used to write a monthly column, Loretta's Last Line for a magazine. That column ran for three years, and I pulled back to those deadline days to get me motivated to finish this!

I've just finished my book draft, all typed into the computer. I'm in editing mode, and let my husband read the draft.

"A little rambling...", he says...

Back to more editing!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Jewelry

{custom Loretta Fontaine Jewelry sterling silver Meredith necklace with miniature original photographs of Blue Forget-me-nots and custom grey freshwater pearls}
I dropped off new jewelry to one of my all-time favorite places, DEPARTURE Museum Shop at the Albany International Airport in New York.

The wonderful shop manager, Bonnie Alexander, had asked for pieces to display for Mother's Day. Here's one of the necklaces I made for her - but with a twist. I had a strand of beautiful gray freshwater pearls on my bench and they were begging to be added to the necklace! (Normally this piece gets the white pearl treatment!)

The flowers in this necklace were photographed in my garden. I think Forget-me-nots are perfect for mothers, don't you?

How are you celebrating Mother's Day?