Sunday, September 9, 2007

A Piece of My Love in Every Crystal......





Just wanted to share one of my newest creations with you. I have enjoyed playing with my new found treasures I purchased at the Gemfaire last weekend and bits of my vintage found objects. I would like to also share with you a part of a prayer from Don Miguel Ruiz's book "The Four Agreements"........enjoy!
..........."I put a piece of my love in every crystal, in every stone in the ground, in the dirt, in the metals, and they loved me back, and I became one with the earth. And then I decided to put my love in the water, in the oceans, in the rivers, in the rain, in the snow. And they loved me back and we became one. And still my love grew more and more. I decided to give my love to the air, to the wind. I felt a strong communion with the earth, with the wind, with the oceans, with nature, and my love grew and grew.
"I turned my head to the sky, to the sun, to the stars, and put a little piece of my love in every star, in the moon, in the sun, and they loved me back. And I became one with the moon and the sun and the stars, and love kept growing and growing. And I put a little piece of my love in every human, and I became one with the whole of humanity. Wherever I go, whomever I meet, I see myself in their eyes, because I am a part of everything, because I love."


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

What's in your studio?













Candice Elton of The Sparrows Post (http://www.thesparrowspost.blogspot.com/) has posed the question "What's in your studio?" So, here are a few photos of what is in my studio. FYI...Candice, along with her friend Julie Collings, is the founder of The Art Nest retreat in Utah.

Gems, Gems, Gems.......I attended the Gemfaire in Santa Barbara this last weekend and look at the treasures I came home with..... Aquamarine, African Opal, Opal, pearls, Rose Quartz, Jade, Jasper, Onyx, Venetian glass, foil glass beads, crystals and more....oh my! I just love these colors and the stones are fabulous. There are a lot of beautiful creations to be made.........now to just find the time!!!

I am also including my favorite Misty Mawn painting I have in my studio along with a stunning canvas box painted by Karyn Gartel (The Altered Diva).