The Pearly Story Behind "Dusting in Pearls"

I always feel like a walking paradox. I can get out in the garden with my shovel and sledgehammer and love every dusty dirty minute I'm out there. I spend the majority of my life dressed in my "grubbies". Yet there's a part of me deep down inside that still likes "the frillies", "the pearlies", and "the sparklies"--all the pretty things. Maybe it's all the great classic Hollywood movies I watched as a kid. I don't know. All I know is that I can be dirty and sweaty and still want to put on heels when it isn't practical; buy the prettiest apron even if it will get dirty; and don pearls when all I'm going to be doing is dusting and vacuuming the house. It doesn't make sense. It doesn't have to. I've decided to claim it, celebrate it, and have fun with it... and create some "pearly" goodness along the way.

Friday, July 17, 2009


This time of year always has me in the mood for pink lemonade, a big floppy-brimmed hat, cool aqua waters to float in and a place in the shade to dry off after a dip.

Recently, I've been fortunate to become acquainted with the work of some wonderfully creative women whose creative pieces "feel" like all those things that I think about in July. These are the things of summer...

Click on any of the images or their titles
to read more and discover more work by that artist.

All these amazingly talented women are part of the group Unique Women in Business.


Dirt. said...

oh my goodness... what an incredible surprise cindy! thanks so much for featuring my sassy orange studs on your lovely blog, along with goodies from other uwib peeps... you rock! happy weekend!


Karen Terry, Artist/Designer said...

Cindy...THANK YOU so much for featuring my pearls! How sweet of you!
PS: I love the name "Dusting in Pearls"! That is the only way to dust.

Suzanne in TX said...

Cindy-excellent post! Our UWIB ladies are so talented!

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

Thank you for featuring my parasols and crimson haze here on your lovely Dusting in Pearls blog!!

SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

Hi Cindy. Thank you for using my Cellphone Charms in your lovely blog post. I really appreciate it!
And thank you so much for the great info regarding the blog template you gave me a while back. I have them filed and will have a good 'play' when I return to GB :-) Birgitte

Paper Squid said...

I have to agree with Lori, what an awesome surprise!! Thank you so much Cindy. Great blog. I'm really glad you enjoy my pink whimsical linocut print! =)

Sara at Soap Rehab said...

Great feature--love your picks!! And love the ladies of UWIB! :)

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