Today I had promised to work on some custom pieces, but I have been so down from saying goodbye to that wonderful mother of mine that all I had the energy to do was finish two pieces I had been working on for a little while.
It's always kind of inevitable: the leaving is just as amazing as the arriving, just on the opposite end of the emotional spectrum: a bittersweetness comes into your day, makes everything kind of feel like twilight.... and you start tearfully wondering why you left home at all back at 18... and then you laugh at your adorable pity party and throw your heart into your work.
And work I did, and I am not done at all: I will be working on custom orders this evening to be done on Monday.
I wanted desperately to make another Tiger Grrr Necklace and also work on something that is its beautiful opposite: An 'Om' necklace, to temper the fierceness and balance out the fiery leonine energies of powerful femininity.
For the Om necklace I wanted to emphasize its clean lines and draw the eye onto the center where the gorgeous blue Moonstone fire is waiting to calm and nurture the eye and the whole spirit.
Both pieces are in the Metal Shop and awaiting their women.
In other news, I had my first tomato (yay!):
Jones remains cute as can be:
And I will miss that Mommy of mine until November 24th when my whole family gathers in Minneapolis for Thanksgiving.