Sometimes I just have to pinch myself and ask if this is really true! The support, love, appreciation and joy I get from each and every one of you makes my heart leap! In a, million years I never would’ve thought that this is where my life would be right now. Because of you, I get to do what I love so much, and support my art and life. So THANK YOU! I am indeed blessed in so many ways. Along the way, I’ve made may new friendships and have learned so much. Creating jewelry is so much more than making a pair of earrings or a necklace, it’s wearing and sharing the creative force of love and energy and healing and raising your vibe……. can you tell……I’m so psyched! Making raw materials into art is just amazing to me, and as I grow as an artist, that’s a hard one for me, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and love. I’ve learned to stop doubting myself and the muse, to just go with it and trust. Again, my most heartfelt thanks and big huge love! Dawn
I am sure that most of us have heard the quote, “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Well, in my humble opinion, this could not be more wrong! I think the most important thing we can be in our life, is kind….in our words, deeds and actions. Not always an easy thing. In fact it can be pretty near impossible at times when faced with certain people and situations. It forces us to live in the moment and totally to be aware of the energy exchange. Every morning after I wake up, I give thanks for all of the countless blessings and wonderful things in my life, from the people that I love, my pets, this amazing home that my husband and I have shared for many years, and all of the details that I can think of… Then I challenge myself to live in the moment of that day and every day to follow, to be aware of the impact my words, thoughts and actions have on those around me and also myself, pausing and breathing before reacting. I’m not gonna lie, it is a challenge much of the time, there is so much dissension, blame and intolerance in our country right now, it breaks my heart. Not to sound too Pollyanna, but if we all just tried to find a little more kindness, acceptance and tolerance in our hearts to share with others this world would definitely be a better place.
Here on the East Coast this is been a long, cold, wet and dreary winter. I have spent much of the time by myself in my jewelry studio creating and making and thinking… As I create a piece I mindfully and intentionally infuse it with love and all of the good juju I can muster!!
Let’s all leave lots of kindness in our wake everyday!
Everyday….and minute…..and second we breathe, is creation happening. Ebb and flow….awake, asleep, dreaming, conscious….breath in and exhale….in and out….yin and yang……expand and contract……. This, this is life! That simplicity, yet more complex than our minds can wrap around, it just astounds me!! Sometimes it’s almost too trying to contemplate it all but impossible not to. Winter brings about in me a total immersion of life’s cycles, like it or not. Sometimes I do, sometimes, not so much. It can be too much solitude, then, boom, crazy!! I focus well and plan……create…..and prepare. Soon things will burst up from the earth and I’ll live in the wonder of that, all the while smiling and thinking, yes, and so it goes….. I’m really not good at photographing new work, lazy about it, actually, but here are a few…..