Bookmarks!!

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Bookmarks!! I've created so many "original" art bookmarks that aren't suited for sliding in and out of books, but finally got some printed! They come in a set of 3 for these first ones. 
Say goodbye to those old receipts and scraps of paper.
I’ve been sitting on these awhile, only sharing through orders or Patreon, but now seemed like a great time to make them available to all. I’m selling them as a set of 3 for $5.

And how excited was I to find I had a black and gold book to photograph them with!

I love books. When I was in school I had multiple books with me at all times so if I finished one I’d have a backup. (I read really fast) I’ve always had a stack of books next to my bed, most of them with just a scrappy piece of paper for a bookmark. Finally upping my bookmark game! I’m sure my books are happier.
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Notecards!

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I added a new offering to my notecard collection. Just a simple one - sets of a singular design that is perfect for the wintery holidays.

 

Shop all the cards here.

 

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Grey and Gold where have you been?

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I love making new things. I get inspired easily and jump in. Then I sometimes forget because I got inspired by something else and moved on. I do often circle back though.


The other day I was organizing some photos and realized I had literally forgotten all about this collection!! I love the Grey and Gold collection and had completely put it out of my mind. I felt so bad! Like I’d forgotten a friend.

I sold a bunch when I first launched this collection and in moving on to the next thing have let it sit quietly on my website unattended. But here it is!! There are quite a few more available, these are just some of my favorites. (And reminded me of the rings I shared earlier.)

This collection is unique in that no prints will ever be available of any of them - just the originals. Some of the designs I’ve redrawn with slight variations, but never exact. My brain and my being doesn’t like doing the same thing over and over again.

Shop the Grey and Gold collection.

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Tree line - for the love of trees

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yellow gold tree line rings by beth cyr

Little trees all around. I love to be surrounded by trees. It feels like a hug.

I remember the first time someone told me they really disliked that feeling, of being surrounded by trees. They’d grown up in a plains state with wide open spaces and trees made them feel closed in or trapped. I was a little horrified. When I’m in a wide open space too long, I always feel like something is missing. Trees. Trees are what’s missing.

Photo shows: tree line ring in yellow gold - 4mm and 6mm. Like all my rings, each is made to order from scratch so the trees vary a bit.

You can shop these in the landscape rings.

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Not everyone has a bathtub

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When I had a bathtub, which was most of my life, I never really thought about it. Who doesn't have a bathtub, why might they not. Maybe it's by choice. Some people literally build a house with no bathtub! Who are these people?! Other people live in a space that may have a shower only or doesn't even have a shower. Or maybe they don’t have a home. Most people take water for granted though. Take things like a washer and dryer or dishwasher for granted. Turning on the water and taking an endless shower or filling up a giant bathtub. 

It's a small thing, to some. 

Every time I hear someone list "taking a bath" as a self-care option, I think "WELL I WOULD IF I HAD ONE!" And I wonder if they have thought about the privilege of having water. 

It's a small thing, to some.

To take for granted the water that comes out of the faucet. To run endlessly, drink it, never think about it.

My situation is largely temporary and by choice. I know some day I will again have a faucet I can drink out of, that will run endlessly if I let it. There will be a time when I forget that I thought about water every day and wondered if I need to get more. I will forget the time and space it takes up to have to consciously think about something that is a basic need like water. I know others will not be so lucky. Will live the rest of their entire lives being concerned about their needs for water. Not being concerned about water for their lawn or to wash their car. But basic needs like drinking and washing up. 

Today I get to soak in a salt water tub and take a long shower. It's a self-care outing I pay for and it is a luxury. I soak it in and feel grateful.

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