I am working.
There are custom orders I am completing and a bevy of rings and necklaces I am currently in the middle of making, but mostly I am working at something different in my life right now.
I am toiling in the field of my spirit, working at strengthening my sails.
Painting - and soon I will be incorporating gold leaf into my latest canvas, based on the bird skull I found at the beach - GOLD LEAF!!!!
I am studying failure, opening doors that I can only reach through rough passages of emotion and thought.
I am mining my resources for the great strengths I know are in there, somewhere, feeling underused and undervalued.
This body and mind are working through ideas that are new to me:
incorporating death into my work
Getting outside the box I've made into a new place whose atmosphere I am still adjusting to.
I have a feeling that February will be an explosion of design and inspiration after I meet Jillian for some Stone Shopping and much needed girly-sleepover time at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show.
I will pass through Los Angeles and see my friends
Drive through Redlands and stay the night with my peoples...
Rinse and repeat.
For now, though, January is something different: a grand pause, a re-wiring of something kind of broken...
I wish there were better words
but for now it is just this moment, this place and a studio that is calling out to be used.