Sunday, June 21, 2009

Well refilling

I had a full weekend of weekend-y stuff. It felt so good. Yesterday we went to Sacramento and saw Anthony's family, had a dinner complete with a game of 'chickenfoot', an epic dominos game which brings out the competitive shit-talker in me.

I think they still love me.....

Today my friend Natalie (from Otterbein!!) came up from San Francisco where she lives with her husband in the Presidio and we went to Point Reyes and she gave me a yoga lesson in my living room.

Imagine doing yoga while this hilariously curious cat winds in between your legs and attacks your yoga towel...





Honestly, I don't know how I even manage to brush my teeth with Hammy Cat and his antics to entertain me....
last night he discovered that banging on the painting hanging opposite our bed will wake us up:
sometimes his antics get him a one way ticket to kitchenville, USA.



I bought four figures worth of supplies this week and completely freaked myself out.
I needed them in order to grow the lines I have started
and yet I just couldn't relax into the joy of it without worry.

It is joyful to need and receive fresh new rolls of leather, new sterling sheet (recycled silver here I come, guys!) and chain galore - I shouldn't need to remind myself that refilling the supply drawers is a positive thing....
it just helps me realize there are still things that need to be healed from my days of Ramen noodles - I still fear lack, still see abundance as finite.

Time and time again the universe showers me with benevolence and yet I still fear.
I like when these things are brought up: I like learning to love the things I thought I'd left behind enough to let them go.


I have a handful of gorgeous, gemmy ocean jasper ring stones, blushing aventurine and copper slugs for some new designs I am working on.



I have a heart that is brave enough to try and love the fear and a week ahead to dedicate to custom orders and new-fangled work...

I am hoping your weekends refilled your wells with courage and happiness to do the work ahead of your amazing selves!!
More tomorrow....

4 comments:

Desiree Fawn said...

tee hee hee -- I love the little kitty teeth!

susie said...

Jones = Love (can't get enough of that cool cat).
I freak out every time I order silver (especially since I only marginally know what to do with it,and it seems hard to justify spending the money sometimes)-the new stones are amazing, and your pieces from last week seemed to fly out the door. It was money well spent, cannot wait to see what you create with it.

::mari:: said...

Dear Allison,

Please pet Jones' paws and give him a smooch on the head for me, because oh. my. gosh, he looks so fraught with neediness and attention craving that I think he needs it. Love. him. Dres and I were cracking up over your Flickr photos of him this morning. He's adorable.

Those ocean jasper stones are absolutely amazing, and one of my favorite stones, ever. I'm hoping that one of those will be "my ring" because I keep peeking at your shop, waiting for "my ring" to appear ... maybe, maybe, sometime this week? My fingers are crossed!

Love to you, Sunny Lady. xo!

Dave said...

Jones... what a character; great pictures. Our fresh catnip outside has rekindled a little of the kitten and a lot of the testosterone in those two fixed cats of ours.