Tag: beauty

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Mid-summer, Magic, Madness, and moonstones.

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.

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“Our Light will outlast their flag.”

  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.”

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Sunday Chill Out 

Summer is Coming!  BTW- this week! Sitting here listening to Smooth Lounge and hoping you find Beauty this Sunday. #jasprcraggjewelry #bespoke #jewellery #jewelry #Beauty 

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The Work of Beauty

“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

The return of Beauty

Easter, Equinox, Eostre, all celebrated at this time of year.

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“A great artist is but a conduit for an expression that resonates with something that is greater than him or herself” Imaginary Foundation

This, this two minute video. All of this. Each word, each thought, each idea expressed.  Studio time is where my magic happens, here the relationship with Beauty is tended on bended knee. Here I find a flow, a sense of the eternal qualities of Creation herself. Staggering paralysis, humiliating at once, a leveling sense of awe…gifts me with the tangible result of creativity created, … Read More “A great artist is but a conduit for an expression that resonates with something that is greater than him or herself” Imaginary Foundation

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Thank you Spring.

I enjoy reading other artist’s blogs. As I read I imagine their voice telling their story. Sometimes I know what they look like sometimes not, it surprises me how little matters save for the in common sound. There is a spirit in their storytelling that resonates. A common heart. Beauty’s song. There she is again, my muse. Meet Cyle Thomas. Cyle reached out recently … Read More Thank you Spring.

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Ahhhh the truth of it…

This is the week, I call a place between a place. Like a secret grotto, where laying low between holidays affords me time to reflect on the year past and the one to come. Goals, achievements, hopes and misses dance by my eyes. The struggle is real folks. For all of us. Following dreams and passions is not for the faint of heart. I’ve … Read More Ahhhh the truth of it…

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Beauty is…

   One of the tenets of my creative expression is to extoll the ideal of Beauty. I constantly try to align myself with the spirit of this muse. My relationship with her is borne out of respect by the humbling of her presence.  As I continue this journey of relationship with Beauty, I will post intimate brushes with herself. I know and am grateful … Read More Beauty is…

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Why is Handmade Jewelry So Expensive?

This is a sweet and easy read. I’m grateful she wrote it and I chance found it. https://silverspiralcreations.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/why-is-handmade-jewelry-so-expensive/ I loved the simple explanation. It’s a question I’m beginning to appreciate. Learning how to price my work is an evolving experience. Much like the skills, time, and practice that goes into creation. There is a mason jar on my bench nearly full of seeming mistakes. Yet, … Read More Why is Handmade Jewelry So Expensive?

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The gleam of gold…

 I am the dust in the sunlight, I am the ball of the sun.I am the mist of morning, the breath of evening. I am the spark in the stone, the gleam of gold in the metal. The rose and the nightingale drunk with its fragrance. I am the chain of being, the circle of the spheres, The scale of creation, the rise and … Read More The gleam of gold…

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Beauty in Fold-Forming

As I work my way, literally through this book, I am ever surprised by the fluidity of metal. I never imagined the possibilities of creation with an appearing solid material. Simple maneuvers yield beautiful simple and repeating forms and patterns. I started playing with fold-forming  the other day after plowing halfway though the book first. This simple ring was such a surprise at the … Read More Beauty in Fold-Forming