Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Busy Elf

This week I truly feel like a busy little elf. I love this time of the year! I have 4 new pendants that will arrive on Friday in time to show at this cute boutique in Eden that my friend D'Arcy owns called "Chic Style" finally taking the time to work on my packaging and filling orders for my amazing charities that I work with.

I am feeling so blessed today! I got up early this morning and went to work out at 6:30 with a friend of mine. It has been months since I have done this. My head is clear, and running with all kinds of great idea's. (This will come in handy when I am working on my one of a kind pieces today). I then watched the sun rise over snowbasin it is truly beautiful here in Eden Utah, the snow covered mountains and the glassy lake freezing over, it's not hard to find inspiration, it's finding the time to execute all of my idea's well.

I am attaching the model photo's of two of my new pendants. The one that kinda looks like the sun and the moon is titled "Balance" it is my interpretation of the second chakra. The second chakra the symbol of the unconscious. This symbol has personal meaning to me, I am the kind of person who subconsciously store's a lot of emotion in my body and it seems that the hard things in life for me to process I put in my ovaries. (second chakra) I have had all kinds of trouble with them in the past three years and I honestly believe a lot of that has been stress, we all put our stress somewhere. So for me this is a symbol that I have created for myself to be "Balanced" and a little more conscious. The other pendant that I am posting today is titled "Love" to me I can not imagine a life where I am not giving love to the world. To my husband, my children,my friends my family, to people, and animals. I am a deeply loving person, and am lucky to be surrounded by an amazing family, community, and friends. I feel the love from all of these people and from God everyday. I can't help but share it. That is what this pendant is. She is sharing her "Love" for life.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Home in Eden

Well I did not do a very good job with the blog this summer. The tour was too crazy with the whole set up, tear down, drive, sell art, play with kids, visit family and friends. It was so great, just hard to keep on top of writing. We arrived back in Eden UT at the end of August. I have been busy creating all kinds of things paintings, jewelry, and sculpture. Above are some of the small paintings I created for the art walk in Ogden last month at my friend Alison Benjamin's gallery.
I was lucky enough to go to CA this fall and work under my aunt MK Shannon. I admire her so much I aspire to be GREAT like her someday! I have been so blessed and so lucky to be able to have had the chance to learn from all of my family, they are all so talented! Hopefully I will finish some sculpture soon and be able to post some photo's. When I am creating I feel close to them even tho my dad has passed and the rest of the family is in California.
Let's see if I can train myself to write on this blog so that next year on my tour it will be habit.