Homeschooling, Crafts, Design and the Joy of Learning

Last May we pulled our daughter, Emma from school and began homeschooling or non-schooling or… I’ve written more about all of this on the other blog, the one I share with my daughter:  Emma’s Hope Book.  One of the many benefits of homeschooling, aside from the huge relief and plummeting stress level, is that we… Continue reading Homeschooling, Crafts, Design and the Joy of Learning

When Life Gets in the Way, There’s Still Art

Life is busy.  We are homeschooling our twelve-year old daughter.  Best decision we ever made!  (For more about that you can read our group blog where Emma writes many of the posts – Emma’s Hope Book.)  I continue to juggle my business and its needs and demands with parenting, homeschooling and writing.  As I no… Continue reading When Life Gets in the Way, There’s Still Art

Jewels and Words…

18 Kt Brushed Gold, 12.3 ct Rubelite, SI2 – .44 ct Diamonds & 18 Kt Brushed Gold, & Removable 82.1 ct Indicolite Tourmaline               Today is the final day of the first leg of my Ariane Zurcher Jewelry trunk show in New York City. Next week I’m in Chicago… Continue reading Jewels and Words…

Reflection

Brushed Silver & Aquamarine Brooch ~ Ariane Zurcher Jewelry Sometimes what’s reflected is easier to see than the thing being reflected.  I wrote about this and the nature of  progress on my other blog, Emma’s Hope Book the other day. EHB is the blog where I write about being a parent and autism and how my… Continue reading Reflection

Perspectives

18 Kt Brushed Gold & 42.8 ct Tourmaline Cabochon Bracelet ~ Samadhi Collection Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum is not to be missed.  Running through August 3rd, it features more than 30 pieces by the Ghanian sculptor, El Anatsui. The detail above is such a wonderful example of… Continue reading Perspectives

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