Friday, August 15, 2008

The Opera

'Opera'.  Fine Art Jewelry, 2008. 

The lady sings at the Opera,
But all eyes were on her.
Her crimson necklace,
Adorned her lovely frame.
She too was a star,
All to her own right

A unique, handmade contemporary piece.
Created in my studio today.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The House Portrait

Our first house portrait
He drew in ink
Big oak tree stands tall
With deep blue skies

He's not crafty but made me
A neat handmade birthday card
With colorful pencils he wrote
You're unlike any other mother

Others just feed and bathe
Let little ones sleep alone
You sing and dance while
Holding his hands

Even when he cries out loud
You patiently cuddles
Rocks him to la-la land
I hear sighs but also see smiles

Auntie I may be thirteen
But I already know
You are one of the best mom
I've ever seen

Thank you Micah for a beautiful card and message.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Lest I Forget

I always carry with me a little notebook, I call it my inspiration journal.  

Ideas, thoughts and inspirations come to me even in my most mundane tasks.  'Enrichment' moments are what I call those times.  Most of my rewarding endeavors started from one of those pages.  

There is power in writing.  Make a record of your thoughts.  At first, some won't make sense. And that's okay.  Patterns will emerge as you go over the things you wrote.  Perhaps, an idea or plan is surfacing up from the same phrases, names and thoughts you wrote.  Give yourself some time. 

You may not understand what it means today but in time, you will.

So, start writing. Believe me, you won't remember those mental notes in a week or month's time.