“There is in you something that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have.” -Howard Thurman Art by Michal Dziekan Happy Labor Day! End of summer and excited as I head back into my studio. Curiously, as I look to enter back into a creative place this quote caught my ear … Read More Listening between seasons.
WHEW, Times they are a’changin’ goes the song. For me, keeping an inner march of seasons as a measure, makes for some inner stability. Sunrise, Sunset stretches out to the same by the seasons. Summer solstice, sunrise. Winter solstice, sunset. Large breaths. Big picture. Our Mid-summer has arrived in DC with a couple of days breaking the 100 degree heat index. We have had … Read More Mid-summer, Magic, Madness, and moonstones.
⚜️#jasprcraggjewelry #wip finishing up one more earring before #summer2018 social media vacation. During this time I’ll be working on a #fall2018 release #argentium #935 #amethyst #handmadejewelry #handmadejewellery #studiojeweler #contemplative artist #madeinusa #madeindc #acreativedc #washingtondc #logancircledc
Sunday’s Inspiration. I read this last week and saved it to share. I felt it lined perfectly with my studio pursuits of Beauty that handwork out as Jewelry. Beauty foremost from within. https://www.facebook.com/ravenous.butterflies/posts/1673991729384797 ” You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend, spouse, partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. … Read More Beauty foremost from within.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! During my seasonal rituals of reading and reviewing all things rough and right of 2017, especially in a year where my own community has come under direct attack, and while struggling with my own ideas and needs for the substance of Hope, I came across this. I read it, then I re-read it. In it I found a … Read More “Our Light will outlast their flag.”
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” Kurt Vonnegut Sweet words I’ve been hanging onto lately. My holding the ideal of Beauty daily, takes … Read More The Work of Beauty
Being proudly, a D.C. based, small business artist, I’d be remiss if I didn’t celebrate the beauty of our Cherry Blossom trees. Annually the city holds a week long festival celebrating the blooming, history and gift of these trees. Here is the Festival’s link. The festivities last the week through and is definitely a good time showcasing our beautiful city. National Cherry Blossom Festival … Read More Cherry Blossom Festival