Thursday, January 14, 2010

Saving Grace

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.
Yoga.
Cooking.
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.

Love,
Allison

9 comments:

MrsLittleJeans said...

Your words are just right, and your plans, totally divine! You are making me want to do up dog right this moment...but perhaps tomorrow night.

XOX

Runs4fun said...
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susie said...

Your words are always eloquent - a lesson to us all, a reminder that we need to recharge and redirect. Wishing you the best.

Nancy*McKay said...

...so precious is this moment...that we have...thank you for being...in it.

Good Girls Studio said...

Can't wait to see the GOLD LEAF :)

Keep the faith, hope you find what you're looking for! It's taken me several do-overs already this year but I've finally got one foot in front of the other...well, today anyway!

PS: I lost my CD of yours for over 6 months & found it today! It was like Christmas all over again! :)

The Noisy Plume: said...

...you bend
like leather.




:)

gallerydarrow said...

I just got back from Quartzite , Allison. WHEW, sensory overload! I'm thinking about hitting Tucson too. Can't get enough of that beautiful stuff.

Hope you guys have a fun trip.

emmy d said...

"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."

Lady, did you take a look into my head yesterday? It's eerie how your words echoed my own...

Keep recharging, reaching down, stretching your body and soul.

UmberDove said...

I am encouraged.


DIgging deeper is ever muddy, sweaty work but the time of work will ABSOLUTELY reveal an even wider vein of pure gold. Keep breathing.


ALSO: Joy arrived yesterday at precisely the very moment I needed it most. I quickly slung it around my neck and felt it warm up on my skin. I kept touching it all night and remember to be. Thank you so much, miss. It's exactly the mantra I need to wear right now.