Category Archives: Family

Cataclysmania Inspiration

                  Having just sculpted a new Cosmos Ring, I am reflecting on where my inspiration for this design came from. Van Gough’s Starry Night, thick with swirls of cosmic paint, and one … Continue reading

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The Making of a Goddess

Although I may be somewhat prejudiced in how I view my compassionate, intelligent, talented and beautiful daughter, it was a wonderful experience to watch Alisha’s transformation from grounded mother, daughter, wife and jeweler into the realm of Goddess. Alisha met … Continue reading

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Archipelago Moon Dragon Pendant

This  one of a kind, Archipelago Moon Dragon Pendant has been gestating for five years. I am proud to announce that just last week, John graduated with honors from S.F.S.U. with his Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology and … Continue reading

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A Memorial Remembrance for John J. Chambers Crowell

John J Chambers Crowell passed away on May 13th, an hour into his 99th year. Santa Barbara News Press Obituary. May 2015, Because of our families schedule, we celebrate my father’s 98th birthday a week early.  On Friday morning, May … Continue reading

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Grandfather’s Clock

I was fortunate that as a child my parents read to me.  My father read to me from the Jungle Book, Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island,  just to name a few. My mother read me what was age appropriate beginning … Continue reading

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Sensei – Star, Shining in our Hearts

Our guardian dog, Sensei-Star, passed away this April, 2015. Sensei-Star kept us company both in the studio and in the office and watched over Alisha and her family in her off duty hours.             Alisha … Continue reading

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Soaring with Dragons

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Our beloved bearded dragon, Show Off, died this January. He gave us great joy, was our Marty Magic mascot and will be sorely missed. He came into our lives when John was in 4th grade, a pip-squeak of a lizard. He … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Azores, Part 1

Marty’s son John is currently off on another great adventure — this time in the Azores Islands! John’s girlfriend Steph has family there, and the pair went to visit and explore the islands. Marty’s been getting periodic updates through her phone … Continue reading

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Big Sur Trip & Inspiration

Between filling a few large orders and participating in the Pirate Festival, the last few weeks have been a bit of a rush here at Marty Magic. To rejuvenate, Marty and Art took the family to one of their favorite … Continue reading

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Jewelry Design is a Family Affair

At Marty Magic, jewelry design is truly a family affair – especially now that school’s out! 2015 – An update on the creative energy going on this summer in the Marty Magic Studio.  John is home for the summer and not … Continue reading

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