24 May 2010

...the madness of may...

The Sun was there
The birds were there
and He was there
and She was there
And over fields
and streams of light
They danced their dance
'til day was night.
As night was dark
The stars their guide
Lit up their skin
which swayed and sighed.
Enraptured, consumed
Sublimely One
They coiled together
'til Morning Sun

17 May 2010

...the alchemy of art...

I've had this blog in mind for a long, long time... Somewhere to begin my ramblings on life, art, passion.  Last night I had a gentle kick up the backside in the form of a conversation with someone who I find beautifully inspiring, eloquent and soulful.  Waking up feeling poetic and grounded at the same time.......I realized I wanted to begin capturing my meandering thoughts on my work, my loves and my life....

As a jewelry artist, people are always asking me how I maintain my inspiration and creativity.  I realized last night it's down, purely, to being able to seek beauty in all it's forms - from the almost insignificant to the downright earth-shattering.  Having a clear and open mind helps enormously and, when my mind is troubled or chaotic, the creativity flows far, far slower. Simply noticing interaction between your own senses and the facets of life that move them is enough for ideas to be born. This 'alchemy' is what I realized to be, stripped down to words, the process of my creativity.  Soaking-up life's bewitching essence and using my medium of gemstones and metal to create pieces that express this magic. ~E~