My favorite time of year is when I get to combine three of my favorite things, teaching, friendship and music. Singer songwriters from the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tn. come to Sundance every summer and perform their songs in the beautiful amphitheater on the mountain. I am lucky because a lot of the time I get to have two hours of jewelry making time in my studio to get to know them even more. Over the years Leslie Satcher has become my favorite artist. She has come out many times and made many pieces of jewelry with me and we have had a great time together! I have also met her Momma Nita, her "cowboy" and this year her sister came out with her. She has written hits for Willie Nelson, Martina McBride, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard and Gretchen Wilson. After I shared with her about a recent break-up she dedicated a song to me this year that was about the challenges of relationships. Thanks Leslie! She is an amazing woman and I am lucky to call her a friend!
Leslie and I over the years:
To add to my Soul Sisters I also was blessed to meet Mary Jane Rushlow the wife of Bluebird artist Tim Rushlow. She made a beautiful turquoise ring and I made a beautiful new friend. I love connecting with people authentically and making each others lives more rich and meaningful just by meeting and sharing with each other. Thank you for coming into my life Mary Jane!
Silversmith and teacher of refined jewelry arts, basically that means I am obsessed with metal and passionate about teaching!