Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Latest in Heroes of the West Series!

Tombstone Gem Saloon Necklace $99.00

This is one of my latest creations in my Western Badge Series. Anybody know what this was for? It's a Token from the Gem Saloon in Tombstone Arizona. Not a typical historical badge, like the rest of my necklaces so far, but a Token from a saloon in Tombstone that is "Good for One Night"!  Concerned that I would include a Bordello Coin in my Heroes of the West? Actually, I am very passionate about including it.
My Artistic Brand is Montana Belle. I am named after and inspired by a Notorious Outlaw Woman of the West, Belle Starr. (More on her in another Blog)

I find it inspiring that these women came out here, and did what they could to survive in this rough harsh frontier territory. . Sometimes, you may feel, it is a rough harsh frontier territory where you live right now. I know it is for me, with our changing world and unstable times.

I see  this coin as our shadow side, you know the parts in all of us, that we may not be so proud of or like so much.  It's parts of me that aren't so great, but helped me get through a difficult time in my life.
(I'm thinking Cheetos right now! They're not good for you, not healthy, but...) Any way you know what I mean.  But the shadow sides are part of us too. We can't just be all good and perfect parts?
 I say let's Embrace our shadow sides.
Carl Jung speaks of Embracing our Shadow Side; those thoughts, fears and behaviors that hide in the corners of our minds. He taught that by  shining Light on them, we move from Fear to Love.
And that's where I want to live.
In the Light of Love.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

montana belle jewels: city girl inbig sky country!Five years ago, I s...

montana belle jewels: city girl in
big sky country!

Five years ago, I s...
: c ity g irl in b ig s ky c ountry! Five years ago , I started my journey, moving here to Big Sky Montana. I had all these ideas of wha...

city girl in
big sky country!

Five years ago, I started my journey, moving here to Big Sky Montana. I had all these ideas of what life would be like. Well, of course, things are never the way you thought they would be. Somethings are much better than I ever could have imagined, and some things that I imagined, were just totally so unrealistic for REAL ranch life! After all, how would a City Girl from an area with over 4 million people have a clue what it would be like to live in Montana. This state has less than 1 million people! 
(Do you know I have to drive 2 1/2 hours to get to Costco! Oh, sorry, I digress...)

Anyway, am I the perfect Cowgirl?
"Riding my Horse on the Range"? 
No, truth is, being a Cowgirl is more about Raising Healthy Cows
Am I a fabulous horse back rider?
...ummm...not so much, 
but it turns out you don't have to be! 
        Here's a NEWS FLASH! 
So my point is, I'm still here. I'm not  perfect, and I am definitely in the "In between stages" of creating my Cowgirl Life. 

But I'm doing it! 
I'm living My Dream! 
And that's what really matters!

Friday, September 21, 2012


Okay, it's been quite a while since I've done this new Blog thing! I'm taking a new Kelly Rae Roberts course on expanding my online presence. Wow, do I have a long way to go!

SO let me start by sharing this with you. Last night I opened a bottle of Red Wine, my head swimming with ideas and new information, and this is what was written on the cork!
How cool is that? A great start to my new venture!

More from me soon!