My name is Alicia - I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend and I love creating pieces of beauty.
I help busy people like you re-discover the peace and tranquility of life - through my wearable one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, the unique home decor and art, and my daily musings on art and life in general.
I am often asked how did I start 'All the Pretty Things'.
At origins I am a Computer Science Engineer - I spent many days (sometimes even the nights) of the last 18 years doing Software Development and Architecture, and I still do that too, with the same passion as in the beginning. I have always considered the applications I design and develop not only my babies, but a piece of art! Elegance is important to me - be it in a unique and beautiful necklace I design for an evening gown or the next web application.
I believe our lives have become too busy and complicated; we forgot to stop and really smell the roses; we lost the ability to look at the world through the eyes of a young child. I am trying to bring peace and colour through my creations: most of them jewelry pieces, but also accents, home decor, and what not. My art allows me to find the beauty of the moment, it helps me get over those days that seem to never end, it allows me to discover the life inside me and around me.
And that's how I decided to share this passion with others: by extending my passion for elegance and design from the software world into the jewelry and art world to create designs to adorn the woman who has confidence in her own style and taste and handcraft them with love right here, in Canada.
This blog contains stories about the art I create at All the Pretty Things, along with other stories on beauty, life, elegance, simplicity: in a word 'life'. Sometimes I might digress, depending on the current news :)
If you're looking for a place to buy what you see - make sure to visit the online store (you'll be re-directed to my Art Fire store).
I wish you an enjoyable visit with us - if I managed to bring you a moment of quiet and peace, let me know by comment or email.
Remember to fully live every moment: it is the most precious gift we have been given!