Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Little Reminders

I need gentle reminding every now and then.




I go through these phases where I GET IT: I totally get it, and I start living my life according to the highest principles: kindness, compassion, thorough responsibility, a work ethic that would put a Clydesdale Horse to shame AND I even have time to make a pie after all of this striving and being.

Then I forget and wander lost, unable to find a rock to stand on, maintaining only my compassion and kindness, but losing hours and feeling left behind in the cosmic race we're in - no inspiration, no desire to rise from bed, etc.

I think the reason I find words on sterling to be so wonderful is in the reading: the reminder we all need can be as close as out ears, our neckline, our bathroom mirror -- in my studio is a plaque above my head that says, "Breathe" and I count on it.
Perhaps if I were a stronger person who never faltered into the arms of depression and could always remember on my own it'd be different, but I suspect we all need a little pick-up now and then.




Interesting: I made a pair of earrings that say "Be Still" -- but even more alluring is in the reversal of the words, "Still Be". Hm. They're in the Metal Shop.

9 comments:

daily said...

Love these, love the post even more, to know I'm not the only one.....thanks~

coyote said...

it published me halfway through signing my name! here's the other half... (um, it this the universe proving I am split in two??)

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Oh, Daily/Coyote, the dual--named-poster, you are not the only one. I am in a particularly bad slog-through right now, and while I am making these word earrings I am thinking the highest thoughts -- sometimes that's the best we can do :)

Miss Crowland said...

Those are so pretty. I likey very much.

Johannah said...

Wow! I found your blog through Shreve's Twitter message. Your work is beautiful, and I love these earrings. I didn't see them in your shop so I guess they sold already. Do you plan to make more available?

Love the post too. Like Shreve said, it's nice to know I'm not the only one who feels like I alternate between "doing it all" and crashing and burning.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Johannah,

I will another pair up in the shop tomorrow afternoon :)

Johannah said...

Oh no, I must have missed them! I wasn't online yesterday, and I didn't see them today. I'll keep checking back and hope to catch them.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Johannah,

I had to order more supplies: they'll be up by Friday :)
They got snapped up super fast!!!!

xo,
Sunny

Johannah said...

Oh joy! I got 'em! Thanks a bunch!
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work in the days ahead!