Thursday, September 23, 2010

Solid Foundation

I finally got my act together the last two weeks and put my rear in the saddle again.  I've been busy assembling pieces that I made at the beginning of summer, photographing the finished pieces and loading them onto Esty.  My creative juices are flowing again.... I'm sketching, pulling out my beads and ordering more findings and clay. And, I sent my first order to a jewelry fabricator to have some of my original pieces duplicated with molds and the lost wax technique so I can create more elaborate pieces with better price points!  I can't wait to see the results.

Considering I've been under the weather the last week it's a miracle that I've been so productive .... maybe it's the new birthday year cycle getting in gear (my birthday was Monday the 20th).  I'm 44 years young now and I've heard that 44 is a powerful number. The number four "vibrates with paying attention to detail and building a solid foundation for the future.  In 44, the effect is doubled".  Well, that's what I'm doing!

Here's some of what I've been working on... all available on my Etsy shop...

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
 ~ David Brinkley ~

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Body, Mind and Spirit

It's been such a whirlwind summer!  This is the first summer in eons that I actually felt like I had a summer... in a child's sense, that is.  Lots of swimming, lots of excursions, lots of playdates and lunches. I really enjoyed the kids and family but now it's "mommy time".  I just spent all day yesterday and most of today re-organizing my office/studio to prepare for inspiration and productivity.   I guess I am a true Virgo as there is nothing (almost nothing) I like more than cleaning and organizing.... Feels so good!  My plan is to be back at the drawing board/creative table on Monday morning which should be perfect timing as my mother informed me yesterday that Mercury is going "direct" on Sunday afternoon... no more of this retrograde business!  I'm hoping to have my mind, body and spirit all in sync for optimal creativity!

A flashback to my doodle days on homage to Mind, Body and Spirit....




"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit."