Trying to build your business? This list may just sum up the most important things to help keep your expectations in perspective.
Sometimes it takes a change of scenery to appreciate what you have. New beginnings can be a way to honor and treasure old friends as well.
A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it is worth a large dose of perspective on how we perceive things and how we can apply that insight to coping with our own perceived problems.
A reflection on the many well-focused moments that have come from being absorbed in attempting to create a work of beauty each day.
A hoop earring sketch by award-winning jewelry designer Joana Miranda together with three inspirational quotes on winning and finding happiness
Line drawing of "Jeweled Lady #5" by Joana Miranda and a link to a lovely book on the Buddhist Way to Happiness
A watercolor rendering of an emerald and diamond pendant by award-winning jewelry designer Joana Miranda along with some quotes on watercolor by well-known artists
Musing on 265 days of posting a design a day, the benefits, challenges and a pendant drawing in honor of a very important person in my life
A new yellow gold and diamond variation on an S-shaped earring design by award-winning jewelry designer Joana Miranda
This was one of the first rings I ever designed:
I’m a fan of patterns. I especially like combining flowing lines with more rigid structure, such as the simple straight lines of this band. My own engagement ring (see the banner photo of my blog) reflects this. I tend to dress this way, too. In fact, I live my life as fully as possible while keeping “within the lines.” Sometimes, I could bend those lines a bit more; perhaps that is the direction I’m headed. For now, I’m still trying to create as much beauty within the confines of my rather over-scheduled, highly-structured life as I possibly can!