A friend asked me if I had any new year resolutions and if so, what they may be. We talked of things past and what was to come and I truly meditated on it this time around. The thing is, as we all realize at some point and as cliche as it sounds, being authentic, true to our own heart and soul and tuned into life is the best we can be not only for ourselves but for the world as a whole. Not just my life’s path or my dreams, but the collected lives of us all are transformed by “being here now.” Yeah, I know, it sounds deep and a little froo froo at the same time but here’s the buzz word, kindness. It takes awareness to be kind, especially when we’re angry, tired, frustrated or in a situation when we’re pissed off and it’s just really hard to be nice. This is what comes from deep inside, once we get passed our own crap and know that this can literally change the world. It’s the most we can give. It’s our heart. You never know what a person has been through, and sometimes a smile or kind word may be the best thing that’s happened to them that day. But more than that, it transforms who we are, it makes us free and joyous and at peace. It’s healing in a world that desperately needs it. Speaking for myself, it is not always easy to be aware, I sometimes get sucked into stuff like negative conversations, gossip, complaining etc. that’s part of being human but I’m going to do my best to catch it quick and turn it around. My wish for you is a life filled to the brim with love, happiness and dreams realized.
I’ve been working on some new pieces over the holidays and can’t wait to get back at it full time this week. Here’s a peek.
Lately the pull to my little shop has been ever stronger. Creativity is flowing along with the wonders of spring in all it’s glory, and let’s be honest here, pollen abounds as well. Staring at my car, I thought, wow, that pollen is such a gorgeous green, as my eyes starting itching. It lasts but a short time and it’s what makes plants and flowers grow and bloom, so it’s all good. May begins art show season for me as well. Last weekend I kicked it off in Richmond at Arts in the Park. I have people there that helped me with the whole shebang….set up, show days, keeping me company, and tear down. What a blessing!!! Love my family for many reasons, this is just one! It was a spectacular weekend, gorgeous weather, really awesome vendors and enthusiastic customers. What a great way to get things rolling. Here are a few pictures.
Folks perusing my jewelry at. The show
Earth meets sky necklace
With love we soar bracelet.
Turquoise and leaves pendant
Love the light and color at sunset in the woods behind my home.
As I walk from my garage studio, finished for the day, and cross my yard, I hear 2 owls conversing. One high hoots the other low hoots, boy and girl? They or their family members have been chatting like this for years and I am always excited and impressed that they chose a tree in my woods to live in! I am honored and humbled by the sheer loveliness of their sweet words. The sky has been astonishingly beautiful this winter with it’s fiery sunsets and black silhouetted trees against a purple, indigo and hot pink streaked sky. Inspiration is everywhere and plentiful. Mama nature isn’t holding anything back! With creative juices amped up, I have been blessed with lots of time to focus on creating jewelry and playing with new ideas and techniques. I am forever grateful for this and for all of my super spectacular customers and friends that make it possible by supporting me in all ways. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
There is something so miraculous about this time of year. The way the light is changing, somehow softer yet so vibrant. Sunsets paint the sky with colors that can’t be touched by mere words!! The hottest pinks and the most subtle lavender, inexplicable beauty that makes me stop, stare and lose track of time ….. This powerful sense that all is right and safe and being held dear. It literally leaves me breathing it all in, yet breathless at the same moment! We are blessed and so should be care takers of these gifts. My heart is truly grateful.
I have had some time to work in my studio and create new jewelry. This year has really grown for my business and I am always so thankful and stunned by it! Here are a few new pieces.
Prehnite and turquoise rings