Collarbone’s focus is on the earth. Catharine looks for ways to re-purpose old treasures and finds stones that are as true to their natural state as possible. “Everything is polished and faceted these days, so far removed. I want to bring people closer to the earth."
She hopes that every time you wear your Collarbone piece, it will inspire you stop and think about the world in which you live, to think beyond the lifestyle you’re accustomed to, and to connect to the earth on a greater level.
I remember shoving it in a shopping bag and into my
suitcase almost 3 years ago as we packed to go home from our honeymoon in NYC. And I
vaguely remember seeing it in that same shopping bag in the back of my
closet a year ago when we moved to our new house. But since then, nada.
I know, I know, why
didn't I get it dry cleaned and store in a cedar chest to keep pristine for my first born? blah blah blah... I'll blame in on post wedding planning laziness.
Do I even want to find it at this point? I'm not sure I want to see the end product of a dress covered in champagne, Magnolia Bakery bread pudding, and New York City street dirt.
And there may or may not have been a slight accident trying to use the restroom while wearing a corseted bodice dress with a pair of crotchless spanx (yes, I said it)
So if you see it, let me know. And if you wouldn't mind? Get it dry cleaned first.
Last week I was at my desk trying to wrap my brain around writing the Story of Bunky. I had hit a wall. I had a case of non-writer writers block.
At first I wasn't sure how to proceed. Then I had a thought...Amy Silverman
Not only is she the managing editor of the Phoenix New Times, an accomplished writer, an NPR commentator, but she writes a beautiful blog that I adore. So I emailed Amy.
Knowing how busy she is, I asked if she could point me in the direction of someone that could help me. And guess what her response was? "There's always time for stuff you want to do, right? And I would LOVE to help you write bunky's story! it would be an honor!"
The honor was truly mine.
We met for coffee and I sat and listened and learned. One of the best tips that she gave me was that beginner writers should write as they would talk. This is how you develop your own voice. Of course subtracting all the "ummms" and "likes" (unless you are writing a screenplay for Clueless 2 - which of course I plan to do as soon as The Story of Bunky is finished). Amy also recommended a book called Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which I have ordered and am looking forward to reading and discussing with her.
Amy shared with me tips from both her professional and
personal writing experiences. She also shared a few juicy insider
stories that I promised I wouldn't blog about...my first off the record comment! Made me feel very hip. The moral of the story, folks? When you need help, simply ask. You never know where it will take you.
Not only did I gain insight and writing knowledge from an expert, I also made a new friend...cue the cheesy music with a montage of Amy and I getting into some Laverne and Shirley style antics...