this is the scene yesterday from my studio. it's overflowing with my art goodies, wish*full retreat packages, things for the baby, and lots of lists, papers, and things to do. this is quite often how i spend my creative time... amidst the messiness and the excitement of everything swirling around me. the new website is coming along. it's taking a bit longer than planned and i've decided to just let it go and have faith in the process. bringing this project to fruition feels similar to birthing a child into the world... you want to control every aspect, but you simply can't. you can only try for the best outcome, and then the universe takes over :) it was unusually hot, summer-like weather which cast a hectic and strange spell on the day. the baby was off schedule, big brother was not quite himself, and bedtime came hours past due. it was a makeshift day from beginning to end, so we put together the pieces as we went. within the chaos we still found joy and somehow it
i wanted to pass along this book, the necklace by cheryl jarvis, because it was a big part of the inspiration behind the necklace project here in the wishstudio. here is a little about this true story… “The true story of thirteen women who took a risk on an expensive diamond necklace and, in the process, changed not only themselves but a community.Four years ago, in Ventura, California, Jonell McLain saw a diamond necklace in a local jewelry store display window. The necklace aroused desire first, then a provocative question: Why are personal luxuries so plentiful yet accessible to so few? What if we shared what we desired? Several weeks, dozens of phone calls, and a leap of faith later, Jonell bought the necklace with twelve other women, with the goal of sharing it. Part charm, part metaphor, part mirror, the necklace weaves in and out of each woman’s life, reflecting her past, defining her present, making promises for her future. Lending sparkle in surprising and unexpected ways, t
it's been work, work, work for me here lately. luckily i love my work, but i'm starting to feel it a little as i try to keep all the balls in the air. i've been forgoing downtime to push through my to do list. it's like the last leg of the race... the hardest part. you know the finish line is right over this last hill, but it feels like a mountain. i was once told i would move mountains. (whew) off i go!