19 May 2009

may gallery event

The East End Gallery is hosting a Body Canvas Bash this Thursday from 6 till midnight. Free cocktails and viewings of body art in the making! The gallery also has a collection of Lauren Tree jewelry, so come on out!

East End Gallery, 1101 Navasota Street Ste. 4, Austin, Texas, 917.703.7352

UPDATE (6 June 2009)

Two of my dearest friends in Austin, Lisa and Kelly, were "canvases." Some pix from the night...

cog & pearl

One of my NYC friends told me about Cog & Pearl, an amazing little boutique in Brooklyn that sells all kinds of fabulous handmade gifts. Check them out here!


12 May 2009

the next decade

This weekend I turned 30 and have been thinking a lot about what this next decade will bring. Looking back, my twenties were filled with good friends, good laughs, studying hard, working hard, finding my college sweetheart, marrying my college sweetheart, discovering new foods, discovering the first of the wrinkles, insecurities, shedding insecurities, the terrifying unknown, the thrilling unknown, buying a house, maintaining a house, making friends, making enemies, making time for my husband, jobs I hated, jobs I loved, surviving deaths, surviving births, surviving the day-to-day doldrums, searching for a creative outlet, finding a creative outlet, planning a family, planning for our future, living for the now. Whew!
And what will the thirties bring? I think this quote from one of my favorite films, Before Sunset, sums it up: "When I was younger, I was healthier, but I was racked with insecurity. Now I'm older and my problems are deeper, but I'm more equipped to handle them." I hope my thirties will be like that. I see myself now as much more confident in my job, in my marriage, in our decisions for the future. I see good things for my little jewelry business, the Lauren Tree. I may have to balance my day job with this business for a long time, but I know in the end it will be worth it. There's still a lot of creativity in me yet. As I am a Taurus, I am extremely patient and stubborn. It's taken me a long time to work up a website and make batches of jewelry, but I'm okay with that because it will be exactly what this control freak wants!
Cheers to a new decade of thrills & spills, successes & failures, wrinkles & promotions, family & friends (both new & old), hearty laughs & lots of beautiful jewelry!