I always wanted to be someone wise and deep,
a poet maybe,
but it turns out I just like pretty things.
I began my journey with a fine arts degree, and only a vague notion of my future. So, I wandered a bit,
rented a handsome, old apartment and began sleuthing for furnishings with which to adorn it,
Alongside this happy sleuthing, I puttered away at drawing and painting,
until seized one day by a passion to collect beads.
I began making earrings with these beads, playing with the shapes and colors as if my life depended upon it.
Eventually, I married, the apartment was abandoned,
and the jewellery took over as my creative focus.
Some of my jewellery
A lot of those beads and findings were pretty tiny.
These earrings were miniature sculptures to me and it gave me great joy to work with them,
confirming my growing suspicion that the three dimensional world is where my passion lay.
I let this jewellery love
get out of hand develop into a business
at the same time my husband and I were having two children and renovating our 100 year old house.
I threw myself into the renovation process and was gratified by the results but,
the minute we were done, we sold that house and moved, with our two young daughters,
to Norway where we designed and built a new home,
and all the beads and findings were stored away in boxes.
The house that Bruce and Annie built
As you can see, landscaping has not yet become a passion.
The all-consuming building and furnishing of this house rekindled my delight in interiors
and I began to remember …admit?… that my very first love was, in fact, interiors.
Then, over time, as children do, mine grew up and moved away,
and in the space they left behind this love developed into a full fledged passion
and thus was This Marvelous Mood born.
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