Since we are in the “re” season, I’m going to talk about reconnecting with my beginnings in wire wrapping....the roots of my jewelry making.
During the last few weeks I’ve really gone back to where I started and have done wire wrapping on crystals and Viking Knit chains. I’ve never been one for the super elaborate wire wrapping with weaving and such, I like simple.
And it’s made me focus, not only on the engineering, but the energy I’m putting into the crystals I’m working with...which all those smokies are really something special!
Since I’m really working on being in the flow, I’m going to really work on the “re’s” for the next few weeks and see how my mind set changes.
Photo by Tayler McClellan @gingie.snaps.photos
Trusting in the Universe to unfold as it will is so hard for me. Trusting that everything will turn out “okay”...again I was up in the middle of the night stressed out...I have all the solutions in place...it will be fine...BUT...ugh... I’m having trouble with Divine Timing right now, as you can see. Trusting...I’ve always had that issue...trusting in anything and anyone to have my back...well, too many times people have proven to me that I shouldn’t...I guess it’s another “re-do” thing. Well, hold onto your hats because we have six weeks of the “re” season.
And away we gooooooo
Trying to focus on the future, figuring out what I really want out of life...where do I put my energy..? If you follow the rocks in space, like I nominally do, you know the planet Mercury is about to go retrograde, and that means I get to “re” everything.
What did I miss that I need to re-examine? What path do I need to re-experience? What do I need to re-do to get it “right”? A lot of “re” will be going on... When I started my Gallery, I had no plan. The opportunity came so suddenly that I winged it...I never wanted to have a gallery, just a place to sell my work. Now I have to figure out what comes next because I’ve been winging it for two years, and in that time, my art, my creativity has taken the hit.
So, I’m going to take this opportunity of the “re” to re-examine what to do next to be happy as well as successful.
Loved being in Austin during Dia de los Muertas and was ecstatic to find this window that spoke to this landlocked mermaid! Did you know Halloween and DOD are my favorite holidays?!
Found my tribe in Austin. I’ve had a pull to Austin ever since visiting it for just a day over 7 years ago. This trip involved connecting with new tango friends, rooftop yoga with mimosas, live music at the Continental Club and The Elephant Room, a @theblacklillies concert at Stubbs, and meeting the coolest beings at every turn...including a cat named Izzy!
Already planning the next exploratory visit in the summer. I might still be landlocked but Austin is calling!
So instagram ate my morning post...is that a sign?
It was so eloquent, with how my life is changing and I don’t want to live someone else’s dream...I went on and on about finding a new path and redoing my dream to fit what I want.... So I guess the gritty version with no poetry.
As an artist I need to keep exploring new ways to see the world, not to stagnate, not to preform for just a sale. To use the finest materials I can, to create beauty, to live an authentic life (which I wasn’t...btw)....I can’t just make dull pieces for dull people because it it will sell... So, double back and chose the other path....and get right with me again.
"If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow."
My first day back from 75 degree weather in Austin and Montana had a welcome home 🎁 waiting for me.
At least when you live in a constant snow globe, you are more welcoming of all the holiday themed marketing coming your way. Who else binge watches Hallmark holiday movies for the whole month of December? 👋