Author Archives: Valerie Brown

Spring or summer?

I was going to say these new necklaces were spring colors, but I realized one of them makes me think of summer!  You’ll have to decided for yourself….  Either way the colors in both of these necklaces are just so fresh! First up an Aquamarine and Larimar necklace.  The one thing I discovered about larimar… Continue Reading

Still here!

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth.  I’ve just been playing with gemstones.  Boy is that fun, I mean FUN – ’cause of course it’s all about color! I have a lot of colored stones in my collection (which I’ve mentioned before – the teensy hoarding problem, an occupational hazard).  I really… Continue Reading

Show time!

It’s that time of year again, when I’m gearing up for shows!  This spring, I will be in three shows:  Thorold Arts and Crafts Show (May 9), Artfest Port Credit (May 29-30), and Heirlooms Arts Market (June 20).  This means I have to be a busy little beaver in the studio! It seems the pearls… Continue Reading

Going to Spring…

We were in Victoria last week, visiting spring.  As the saying goes, if spring doesn’t come to you – you go to it!  Here is a little photo trip for you, in case you haven’t seen any or much of spring yet.  Lots of towns like to claim they are the flower city, but Victoria… Continue Reading

A fun creative project!

You know I like to dive into fun “contained” projects, like the Sketchbook project here.  I like these projects that have little or no pressure and allow me just to have some creative fun.  This one is called the “International Fake Journal Month” (IFJM), and there still is time to join if it appeals to… Continue Reading

Spring is here?

Yes, it is officially spring.  Unfortunately, winter is not taking it well and keeps throwing more cold and snow our way.  I’m here to tell you that it really is coming though!  I can see the snowdrops struggling to lift their heads up in my front rose garden.  (They’re so small it would look like… Continue Reading