I have found, generally, that life goes better if you don't fight it too much. When I can "get in the flow", and not get too fixated on a predetermined outcome, it never ceases to amaze me how the ultimate outcome often ends up better--albeit usually different from--the outcome managed to not my heart set on. And as a special bonus, if an outcome ISN'T what I wanted, or is worse than imagined, I usually end up stronger and wiser. Yup, life's kind of a win-win situation if you let it be one.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
I've had a few folks who have written me, mentioning their dismay that so much of my work is sold even before it is posted. I admittedly try to balance my time between working on commissions and doing pieces that are in my head needing to get out. In case I haven't said it before, if something you like is already spoken for, I am more than thrilled to created you something similar, and maybe even more to your taste.
Case in point, this piece was created on commission for dear friend of mine who purchased a pendant similar to this one some years ago. Wanting a gift for a good friend, she decided to ask me to make something like the one she already has.
If you have been thinking of requesting a custom piece, please give me as much warning as possible. With my nomadic lifestyle, I don't always have access to a suitable workspace, so can't always accommodate "rush" requests.
Monday, September 28, 2015
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A few of you might remember this colour gradient from a piece I created while on Santorini. I decided it was too good to not use again, so here is the same idea in earrings. The creation of these might be about as multinational as one can get though. I created these today in Australia, listening to an all Canadian playlist, thinking about magical Greek sunsets. But mostly, feeling universally blessed.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
ABC can often be the short form in wine drinking for “Anything But Chardonnay”. However, since I’m pretty sure the owner of this pendant wouldn’t turn down a glass of chardonnay, the intended meaning behind the “ABC” is “Abbie’s Beautiful Charm”.
Though created in London, this piece was commissioned in Greece by Abbie’s very generous father, who turns 50 today. Happy Birthday, Alex!!! Much love to you...
Monday, September 7, 2015
The only piece I managed to create in Canada was this ring, commissioned for my aunt Alice by my cousin in honour of her 70th birthday. The rumour around the family is that she wore it to my brother’s 50th birthday party yesterday, and it was much admired. Happy Belated Birthday Alice, and Happy Birthday Mike!