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.


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...


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...


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


Johannah said...

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