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Category Archives: Inspiration
For some reason, this Spring seems even greener than usual. I love looking out the window
at the gorgeous trees so full of leaves in every shade of green!
It is hard to really capture the beauty and the light when the sun comes through, back lighting
This Japanese Maple Tree is the first thing we see right out our kitchen window. We are greeted
with this lovely almost chartruese green in the Spring, turning darker in the summer, and
then a gorgeous red in the fall.
Since I am in the midst of making green art and jewelry, all these shades of green are the perfect inspiration!
Here is the Necklace I made with some of the nature inspired components I created.
I love the rich, dark greens with subtle variation of the dark green Aventurine stone which remind me of lush, green thriving plants.
Among the gemstones, I’ve added silver branches and twigs, and crystals that catch the light.
The silver leaf I created at the front of the necklace is detailed with the delicate veins of the leaf on the front and the back.
I made the clasp with sterling silver hand forged with a bit of brass wire for texture.
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Aventurine represents courage, optimism, motivation, and a sense of tranquility.
I have also been working on an abstract painting inspired by leaves and the rich greens that I will share with you when it is complete.
It seems we are obsessed with more. Do more. Have more. Produce more.
I find myself easily lured into this way of thinking, especially with business.
While it does make sense, and may be the best way to measure financial success, it leaves me feeling unsatisfied.
If I were just creating widgets rather than handmade jewelry and art, I would say more was better.
Instead, I want to slow down, make less and enjoy it even more.
I want to keep the connection between what inspired me to create something, my hands
and my heart, and the ultimate goal of sharing that with someone else.
I believe the joy of making the piece ultimately comes through.
I will lose track of time and not be ruled by it. I won’t have more time but a
better quality of my time spent pursuing the delight of making something beautiful.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” Mohandas Gandhi