{late-afternoon snack} Gold metal chain necklace with purple glass beads made several years ago by me.  Vintage gold metal ‘Franc’ necklace bought at antiques store in Walker, MN (for $8).  Gold metal ‘coffee bean’ earrings from Beads of Paradise NYC. Express cashmere sweater; OVS cotton pants bought in Milan; Turner purple leather heels bought in…

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{working in my home studio} Afghan necklace bought in Istanbul.  Golden cone earrings from Beads of Paradise NYC. Express silk top; watch from Target. -k.

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It’s true – until this past weekend, I was a stranger to the creative tornado that is Art-a-Whirl.  What is this devastatingly fantastic thing?, you ask.  Art-a-Whirl is an annual art festival put on by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA).  On the third weekend of May every year all of the artists’ studios in…

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