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Hunting season open: Place your holiday orders now!

Just like that, summer is already a ghost, replaced by crispy red leaves and sunlight peering through grey clouds. I can already tell the next few months are going to swirl by, big projects on deck, new designs, art shows, and of course, all the upcoming holidays. Why are they all crammed together here at […]

Fluff & Gravy Festival at the Mounds

Music on the Mounds: Fluff and Gravy Festival on the Mounds Sept 13!

This summer just flew by, I can’t believe it’s already time for Music on the Mounds! This weekend in Littlerock, WA, the Fluff and Gravy Records Festival, 12 hours of live music, set on 10 acres of beautiful scenery and camping (yes, camping!)..and the Gritty posse bedecked in tiny axes and resonator guitars, schmoozing at the booth […]


Radish Underground, I like your style..

Some will call it bragging, but where else should a woman celebrate her success if not on her own blog? Exactly! {commence bragging} Achievement Unlocked for Ms. Gritty, Radish Underground a rad locally-owned boutique in Portland, Oregon (and one of the newest venues carrying my pieces) recently reached out to say they had SOLD OUT of […]

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Twilight Gallery & 2nd Thursday Art Walk

In this crazy, mixed-up world, it’s important to take time to ‘smell the roses’. This is an very old saying, dating back an ancient practice of joining as a community with fruit-mash wine and the light of the full moon, to visit the cave-paintings and talk with the cave-artists. There were probably bonfires and some sort of […]


Inconspicuous Grit, by Gritty Jewelry

It’s time to show-off my new baby: Inconspicuous Grit, a dressed-up & low-down sister to my ‘traditional’ Gritty Jewelry designs. Being an artist means, among other things,  frequently having a larger-than-life compulsion to take the ideas from your head and make them real. It causes sleepless nights, manic creation phases, sometimes that distracted & dazed look…but, it also causes the realization of […]


Seattle Street Food Festival August 8 & 9

Maybe you heard about last years’ food-truck festival, the hugely well-attended grub-fest at Cal Anderson park? It was crazy packed, but the food was incredible and people wanted more. This year, they teamed up with Urban Craft Uprising for a collabo of street-food festivities and crafty-maker types… speaking of moi, Gritty Jewelery was hand-picked by a jury of crafting-peers […]