Eiffel Tower Pendant #prayforparis

Eiffel Tower PendantBrand new Eiffel Tower necklace! Show your love of Paris every day with this sweet handmade, sterling silver Eiffel Tower necklace. I may be in the forest of Northern Arizona, but my heart is always in Paris!
In light of recent tragedies, proceeds of sales for this piece will be donated to Croix-Rouge française – the French Red Cross- through March 2016.


ROAM Treasure Trove

ROAM treasure trove

I’ve been thinking a lot lately (for a couple of years) about starting a pop-up boutique to sell vintage clothing, housewares, accessories and jewelry. I was excited about the idea and had so many thoughts rushing through my head about it. But one thing was holding me back. I didn’t want to do it alone. I pushed fear aside and decided to go for it- all by myself! It would be called “Rosa’s Picks”. In that same week, through having made that decision, I started telling people about my plan. Low and behold, a partner surfaced!! A fellow jewelry artist, and friend of mine, Sherri O’Neil, had been struggling with the same dilemma of not wanting to go it alone. So we’ve teamed up to create ROAM Treasure Trove. Our first pop-up stop is a fabulous little boutique. It is called Urban Gypsies, and it’s in Sedona, Arizona. We will be opening our doors- or should I say curtains?- on Saturday, June 20th. If you are in the area, stop by and see what treasures we have to offer!

Want to know where we’ll pop-up next? Follow us on Facebook.


Another great watercolor demo!


Well, gang, I finally have Watercolor Demo No.2 ready for your viewing pleasure. It was filmed last fall, on my iPhone 4s, using Filmic Pro, and edited in iMovie on my iPad Air, over the past couple of days. And nights.

I know one thing. The more I watch it, the more inspired I become to once again get some watercolor flowing. I hope it will have the same effect on some of you!

If you don’t paint, but enjoy looking at or collecting watercolors, I hope you will find this glimpse into the making of a watercolor interesting and informative.

So, here goes…

It’s really not all that difficult to put together a demo like this. I had to relearn the editing part and learn how to find and add music to the sound track. That slowed me down, of course, but the real problems were caused by the…

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Rosa’s Picks

After unexpectedly taking about a year off (time flies!), I’m reinventing Rosa’s Picks and there are going to be quite a few changes.

I’ve left the family business to get back to my own personal passion. My own jewelry! As you may have noticed, I took some time off from Rosa’s Picks and have kept myself very busy! Over the past year, I have relocated and  changed the name of my business. I’ve built a small casting studio, created a new body of work, rebuilt my website, and started a Facebook page as well.

I want to make my basis broader and keep things very open and eclectic–with lots of room for exploration and complete freedom to do whatever moves my creativity…..an organic evolution.

If there is anything that you would like to see on the new Rosa’s Picks, I’d love to share it! If you’ve painted something that you think should be featured here, send me a link! If you’ve discovered a daily painter, painting, upcoming workshop, show, studio… Anything you would like to see on Rosa’s Picks, just send me a link to redwoodenhorse@yahoo.com and I’d be happy to post it -with a link back to your site or blog, of course!! Let’s work together to make Rosa’s Picks fun again!!!

I hope that you will (continue to) follow me as Rosa’s Picks changes and grows!

ORCHARD DELIGHT by Deb Kirkeeide

Soft and sweet. I can just hear the crunch of this pretty apple!

To see more of Deb’s work, go to http://dkirkeeide.blogspot.com/

I never really had a favorite fruit until I read a few pages out of a book I found in my friend’s car. The book was called A Reverence for Wood. There is a section on apples and how Amazing they are! They are now my favorite fruit. I have thought about that book often over the last year. So, the other day I was in Taos with Thea and came across the book in a thrift store. I was soooo excited! I bought the book and have been enjoying it just as much as I thought I would…