Misha’s Nemesis

Misha was one of our smallest males, however he had an attitude and personality bigger than most. Misha flew home with me when he was 9 weeks old. He was one of those once in a lifetime dogs for me. He wouldn’t have made it in the show ring, or on one of...

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Egil Canyon

This past spring, we cleared out the old dog yard and burned all the old dog houses and platforms. It was a relief to finish the task, but also a sad day as it marked the end of an era in our home. Even with all the equipment removed from the yard, some of...

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Who Are You Calling Old?!?

15 years ago we made the decision to breed one of our girls. She was an amazing sleddog and we knew we wanted to carry on her line. We had a couple of dogs in our kennel we thought were a good match but chose a dog in another kennel. They tried. They...

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Ten Year Fire Anniversary

I have to admit August tends to be my least favorite month of the year. I am not really a summer person. Yes, I like the longer days and the warmer evenings, but I don’t do well in the heat, and let’s not even talk about humidity. And then there are the...

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Fire Anniversary

I have to admit August tends to be my least favorite month of the year. I am not really a summer person. Yes, I like the longer days and the warmer evenings, but I don’t do well in the heat, and let’s not even talk about humidity. And then there are the fires in...

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Long Necklaces

I love long necklaces. I always have. Some of my all time favorites that I use to wear daily were in the 30 - 36 inch range. They look good with blazers, sweaters and jackets. They look good over turtle necks or a tank top. So this past month I added a few long...

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Sneak Peak August 1 2016

August Sneak Peak for upcoming art shows. The pendant on the left is a continuation of the Pathways Series. Here it is in Argentiium Sterling Silver set with a deep blue Iolite. This is one of my favorite series. I love the flowing lines contrasting against the...

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How is that soldering working for you?

Soldering is one of the most difficult techniques to master reliably. Yes, every once in a while, I too have a solder failure. And it is usually when I am rushing and taking a few shortcuts. And yes, after it fails, it is going to take me longer than if I had been...

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Getting Crisp Textures in PMC

Ever roll out a texture in your clay and think "wow, that isn't what it is suppose to look like"? Well you are not alone. So how do you get nice crisp textures into our clay? A little bit of planning helps. What does your texture look like? Is it shallow and subtle or...

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Shadows – Creating a Collection

It is the time of year where ideas abound and I am trying to lock down my collections for spring and summer. This year I will have a couple of new collections that will be heading towards stores. How is a collection planned and created? Well this is the story of one...

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Color of the Year – 2016

Every year Pantone publishes the color pallet for the seasons and the dominating colors for the year. This year "color of the year" is a little misleading. For the first time Pantone has named two colors - Rose Quartz and Serenity (a soft blue) as the Color of the...

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Water as inspiration

I returned last week from working at the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog race in Joseph, OR. Since 2008 I have been going there to work on the race. For those of you that don't know, I use to run sled dogs. Now I just work at races when I can - I miss the dogs I don't miss...

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