It cracks me up to go in to my blog and see that I write consistently - once a year! There is something about the end of the year that pulls me back here but something that always slips by the wayside during the hustle and bustle of the year. That and exercising. My doctor says I have to get some cardiovascular exercise incorporated into my routine and with firsthand experience of how precious good health is I am going to try in ernest to actually pull that off. As for blogging regularly - who's to say.
This year I am closing out my time in the studio with a big sale. And I have enlisted the help of an amazing social media guru to help me do it. I'll be honest, it feels foreign to 'put' my work out there in this way but it's a business and a business needs to be run! So I take the advice, I stretch my comfort limits and I pave a new road wondering where it will lead come this time next year.
For the new year I have hopes to be more specific in my craft, to focus on design first - followed by construction: mindfulness design. So often I work opposite that path. I pick up a rock, toss it back and forth in my hands, put it down, pick it up and go from there. It has given me lots of interesting pieces but maybe it's time to find a clearer view of what I create?
And in the bigger picture - may we find a way to harmonize with all that is around us, find beauty in the simplest things, be grateful for all we are given and happy in our hearts for all the ways we are blessed.
Happy Holidays and here's to 2016 !!!
I started my journey into jewelry making in 2005 while I was working in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an area inundated with amazing artisans. I started with glass, which led to silver, which led to inlay, which led to joy.