Dear Swallow

No, this is NOT another picture of my grandmother…this is artist Ria Charisse’s card. And her  “Thorny Twig” cast, a present from my friend Bonnie. For years I have been eyeing Ria’s work, I  have a piece of her jewelry-but it is the casts that I love most. “The fascination with natural forms continues. After years working as a sculptor my aesthetic remains centered on the organic and the precious.” says Ria. I would like to get her plated pewter songbird feet next please. Just saying…

Where to find her work: the “Thorny Twig” at Hazel in Chicago and my Hummingbird Skull Necklace came from GoldBug in Pasadena.