December 30, 2009
I was delighted when the feminine side of a creative duo that writes music and lyrics together... requested this necklace. She had purchased one of my necklaces and loved it so much that she wanted one for the male counterpart in this ying/yang friendship. I don't do alot of jewelry for the guys, so it was a welcome challenge. I love to problem solve, to find solutions....to create something that has special meaning for the person wearing it. A talisman of sorts.
It got me to thinking about the creative muses that come into our lives to be treasured, you know that special someone who gets your wheels turning, spinning, and humming with creativity. You learn more about yourself in the time spent with them than in the years before they came into your life cracking your world wide open. Your buddha buddy...
I once left my purse in a taxi in Las Vegas - not one of my favorite places to go - too busy, too hectic, too much. too much. too much... For a visual person, it is overwhelming. So while, trying to get out of the cab without getting hit by another cab at the airport I grabbed my bags and left my purse in the cab. The cab drove away, with my purse, my money, credit cards, and my identification... I was so disappointed in myself for doing such a foolish thing...by putting myself into that situation to begin with...why was I in Vegas??? I am a nature girl...I am completely at home in nature, not so much in the world of concrete and flashing neon.
So, once I returned home, as a visual reminder I didn't allow myself to carry a purse for an entire month. I have never lost my purse since...so I guess it did the trick. I was so surprised when I received my purse in the mail about 8 weeks later with everything still in it from the cab company. I was shocked, I was sure that my purse was gone forever. All Shall Be Well.
Here's a rough sketch that I did for her consideration. She loved the concept, so with a little more information, the necklace was begun.
This is part of the toggle closure attached to the soft suede leather laces.
This is the flip side of the necklace with the requested expression, a spiral symbolizing the continuity of life - all things change. Imagine your worst day and be assured that it will not remain constant - it's the beauty of change. Relish the good days and be comforted knowing that bad days will end. The gift of impermanence. All Shall Be Well.
I think the masculine side of this relationship "gets this" and his favorite expression...All Shall Be Well sums this up. I am grateful for this creative duo that passed through my life and gave me the gift of remembering that all things pass...in the circle of life. It made my Christmas holiday spent with my parent's so meaningful, I was really there enjoying every moment with them, knowing that all things pass and that this was a day to cherish. It made my holiday so special, the laughter of my little niece and nephew playing with their new toys, time spent talking with my Dad in front of a crackling fire in the fireplace, the look on my mother's face when she opened her gift from me - a special necklace in all her favorite colors... The hugs from every member of my family...we were together once again which only happens once or twice each year. An event that I usually miss, I get tangled up in the rush and bustle of Christmas... it can be overwhelming causing me to shut down, clinch my jaw and begin wishing it was all over. This year was different, I felt pure joy open my heart.
And...Here's my sweet Molly Girl snuggled up next to me as I share my life with you....what would I do without my sweet girl and you, my friends?