Earth Teach Me

Earth teach me stillness

as the grasses are stilled with light.

Earth teach me suffering

as old stones suffer with memory.

Earth teach me caring

as parents who secure their young.

Earth teach me courage

as the tree which stands all alone.

Earth teach me limitation

as the ant which crawls on the ground.

Earth teach me freedom

as the eagle which soars in the sky.

Earth teach me resignation

as the leaves which die in the fall.

Earth teach me regeneration

as the seed which rises in the spring.

Earth teach me to forget myself

as melted snow forgets its life.

Earth teach me to remember

kindness as dry fields weep

with rain.

—– Ute Indians of
North America


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Jewelry Design


For a time, I enjoyed designing jewelry for GBK International Group. The collection carried the name “Santierra Jewelry” and was featured in the Coldwater Creek Catalog & Store (sample below of one of their issues). The above brochure  displays a sampling of the jewelry we marketed.


I had the pleasure of visiting Coldwater Creek in beautiful SandPoint, Idaho and was given a tour of their incredible headquarters.  They were very gracious and I enjoyed meeting them in person.  If you have never visited SandPoint, it is definately worth the trip and when you are there, make sure you go by and say hello to the nice folks at Coldwater Creek!  (

Some pieces are still available. If you are interested,

please inquire by emailing me @

or check out my catalog of items (not all designs are posted yet)


Published in: on September 11, 2007 at 5:46 am  Leave a Comment