Simple inspiration: What's inspiring my artwork and jewelry

Do you ever just have to stop and snap a quick picture? Thank goodness for our phones these days. Inspiration lingers every where. Here's a few glimpses of colors, textures, and patterns that snagged my eye and heart this week: 

shadows of leaves dancing on the ground.

shadows of leaves dancing on the ground.

a minimalist pattern in the mountain snow melt. 

a minimalist pattern in the mountain snow melt. 

fantastic ripples in an alpine pond. 

fantastic ripples in an alpine pond. 

I can't wait to see how these inspire new work! 

What are some of your favorite sources of inspiration? Do share! 

Kapok and Enfuse Jewelry: fashion forecast has a pop of color

Here at Enfuse, I'm grateful to partner with fantastic shops around the country and world. Kapok (based in Hong Kong) recently published their lookbook and thoughtfully included these colorful stud earrings from Enfuse. I'm head over heels with their attention to detail and style! 

Kapok's lookbook featuring Enfuse Jewelry's large colorful enamel stud earrings

Kapok's lookbook featuring Enfuse Jewelry's large colorful enamel stud earrings

Kapok's lookbook featuring Enfuse Jewelry's simple and colorful enamel stud earrings. Great attention to details. 

Kapok's lookbook featuring Enfuse Jewelry's simple and colorful enamel stud earrings. Great attention to details. 

Want to see more? Check out Kapok's Facebook page to see more great images from their latest lookbook. 

On Creating: Maternity Photos in Colorado

I've been creating a lot more than jewelry lately. I'm 34 weeks into my first pregnancy. Last night, I took some photographs of us at one of our favorite places to hike here in Colorado. My father's a photographer, and I've been learning from him over the years. I put those years of knowledge to the test and directed and shot most of these pictures. It captures a special time and place for us. 

We can't wait to meet our son soon. I know he'll accompany us on lots of adventures. Below are some favorites from maternity photo shoot. 

Maternity photos in Colorado make for a beautiful backdrop. This is one of the most peaceful places we hike. 

Maternity photos in Colorado make for a beautiful backdrop. This is one of the most peaceful places we hike. 

A little baby bump self-portrait photography in Loveland, CO.  

A little baby bump self-portrait photography in Loveland, CO.  

Capturing a quiet moment together. I think pregnancy photos are necessary! What a short and special time. 

Capturing a quiet moment together. I think pregnancy photos are necessary! What a short and special time. 

Loved this calm, golden glow in the Colorado meadow. Perfect place for maternity photos. 

Loved this calm, golden glow in the Colorado meadow. Perfect place for maternity photos. 

These will be a joy to look back at together over the years. What a miracle.