At the Home Ground I'm inspired by the simple beauty of nature.

I believe that handmade objects make our lives more meaningful,

and I love finding the beauty in imperfection.


A Series of Discoveries

October 08, 2015

I'm lying in my bed, propped up by both of our pillows with the blankets clustered around me and under my feet like a billowy white nest. The window is open, the crickets and tree frogs are having conversations I'll never understand. Today there was a moment when half the sky was blue, half was grey with dark clouds, and the sun shone golden on cotton ball clouds as it started to set. A few moments later I drove by a doe and her two fawns. Today was a day of serendipity. Of strings of interconnected moments and discoveries, when you feel a part of the universe. Maybe I'm starting to find a path? I discovered a few artists this... Continue Reading →

Inspired by | Mineral Specimens

February 18, 2015

Last Thursday, I was lucky enough to attend Cranbrook Institute of Science's 2nd After Dark event. Once a month, they invite adults into the museum for an evening of cocktails, food, and science demonstrations, plus run of the museum. It was my first time there (I had been to the art museum but not the Institute of Science), and it definitely won't be my last. With the big move (house photos to come!), I didn't have enough time to make jewelry to sell at the event (the museum shop has a collection of my work for sale anyway), so I brought along my new huge order of soap. I infused that entire area of the museum with the smell of... Continue Reading →

Adventures in the North

September 21, 2014

¬† Sometimes, you have a weekend that is actually long enough, that is so full of excitement and inspiration that you feel fulfilled on Sunday night, not desperate for just a little more time. Last weekend was such. Eric, Charr and I all got in the car (along with our camping stuff and the Home Ground wares and supplies) and drove up to Empire, MI. The drive was long, dark, and rainy. Solid rain for the last couple of hours, in which we then had the pleasure of setting up our tent. We did manage to get all settled, despite the unwavering rain, the single flashlight to spli between the two of us, and a sad, wet Charr. We were... Continue Reading →