A Simple Doodle… To This…

Ariane Zurcher Jewelry ~ Samadhi Collection:  18 Kt Brushed Gold & .49 ct VSII Diamond Pendant, 18 Kt Gold Chain & Clasp Often an idea comes in the form of a doodle, literally!  Which is why having a sketch book around is so important.  Doodles are like little dreams… they seem to come out of… Continue reading A Simple Doodle… To This…

The Process of Creating

Ariane Zurcher Jewelry ~ Juno Collection: 18 Kt Brushed Gold Earrings With Removable 18 Kt Brushed Gold Ball and Chain  On my other blog ~ Emma’s Hope Book ~ where I write about the ever evolving process of being a parent and human being and how my daughter’s autistic neurology has made me rethink everything… Continue reading The Process of Creating

Where Does Inspiration Come From?

18 Kt Brushed Gold & 42 ct Green Aquamarine Ring Inspiration…  One of the most common questions I’m asked is – “Where do you get your inspiration?” I hear it so often, I made a separate page on this blog entitled, Life, which is a collage of images of the people, places and things that… Continue reading Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Finding Balance

Balance.  People talk about it all the time.  Balancing a career with family.  Balancing time, balancing finances, balancing meetings, conference calls, parent/teacher conferences, holidays, ambition…  balance…  What does that even mean?  Who does it well?  Does anyone do it well?  Or do each of us do the best we can a minute at a time?… Continue reading Finding Balance

Where Art & Life Meets

When my daughter, Emma was diagnosed with autism I threw myself into research the way a starving man forages for scraps.  I describe it this way, because the degree of desperation I felt was acute, and at the time, I viewed autism as “life-threatening”.  It saddens me now, looking back, that the information we were… Continue reading Where Art & Life Meets