It's been a wild couple of months - we've gone from wondering about a "novel coronavirus" to nearly the entire planet going into lockdown. So many people are struggling in so many ways that it's hard to know how to wrap one's mind around it.
If you're a health care worker, thank you SO much for your hard work and for the sacrifices you are making every day - I am hoping and praying for your safety. If you are sick, or caring for someone who is, I am wishing you or your loved one a full and fast recovery. And if you are simply dealing with the daily struggles of being locked in your home, well ... thank you also, for doing your part to keep your community safe. I can't wait until this is over and we can all be together again!
As of this blog post, I am doing just fine, and am very thankful for the health of my friends and family. I feel fortunate to so far be spared the worst of the pandemic, and plan to keep social distancing as long as necessary.
It was just two short months ago - when the world still seemed pretty normal - that I was contacted by my friend, blogger/podcaster Brenna Pakes, otherwise known as Jewelry Navigator. She asked if I'd like to be interviewed for her podcast, and of course, I said yes.
Neither of us had any idea how crazy the world would feel by the time the podcast aired, but a few weeks after she asked - when we recorded it - the virus was just starting to pop up here in the US. Still, we mostly talked about "normal" things like design inspiration - where it comes from, and where my next designs are going. Brenna is a lovely person to talk with, and we simply had a fun chat.
So, if you'd like a brief respite from the seemingly endless blast of scary Covid-19 news, maybe you'll enjoy listening to our conversation from last month - when the world seemed slightly less scary and not quite so out of control. You can listen here on Podbean; here on Spotify; and here on Apple Podcasts.
And with that, I wish you the very best - I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and surviving the isolation. My heart is with you all.