Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It is Well

NOTE: There are four women in line for the purse: waiting for a response from the lovely 1st, will let you know asap when it is claimed!!


These past few weeks in the studio have been halting, tentative and fragile.
Lots of stopping for tea, lots of learning to be gentle with myself:
to not overwork muscles
or tax vertebrae


in the midst of all of these new parameters, each moment has taken on a glow that is positively



And full of my heart.

It IS well with my soul, and I am so grateful.

Because these last few weeks have been so intimate and personal, I am only offering the bag through my blog and perhaps through Facebook (I generally 'know' most of my friends)
linked back to this post.

With this bag I played around using rivets of different sizes
and included a special cut of Arizona turquoise, set in fine silver bezel on sterling sheet, hand-stitched into the front of the bag between two bluebirds of happiness.

The lining is blood red suede, soft as a rose.

On the back is a cloud, harbinger of rain and storm:

on the front all is bliss
on the back there is challenge

but whatever my lot, it is well with my soul.

In bodily health, in limitation
with love and in turmoil
Blissed or battered

it is well, it is well with my soul.

The words on the back of the bag are taken from a hymn, but the message I send by making this piece is not religious, or yet it is ALL religions:

Buddha's Middle Way comes to mind...
the peace Christians feel knowing their savior is there with them, guiding their steps..
The idea that a yogini is the same in moments of challenge and happiness...

This bag's meaning is all of these things.

If you feel it is yours, please send me a convo and claim her.
Should no one do so, I will list her in the Leather Shop
in the coming days, but I want the woman who carries her to know the woman who made her, at least a little bit.



A Serenade for Solitude said...

Now that's a beauty. Lovely. Absolutely stunning.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Well, thank you very very much - that means the world to me :)

Jaime/Bella-Bijou Jewellery said...

oh my my....... if only I had the pennies to spare. So much of this resonates with me, and I would surely give her a good home.
I know she will find it with a special gal though, because she came from the hands of such a special woman.
Beautiful Allison. Truly.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh . . . perfect.

I am so glad it is well with your soul.

firepan54 said...

That bag is so beautiful. I am so glad to see that you are still creating despite your accident (I was worried). Some day, when the cash flow restarts I definitely want to commission a piece. All the best.
Firepan Jewellery Designs

Anonymous said...

Madly in love. Hope you got my facebook message! Bisous from Paris!!! ---Tawna

Vita said...

SOOOO insanely gorgeous Allison! Wishing you and your body and mind absolute wellness in the upcoming days and weeks. xo

Naomi Mimi said...

wow. i'm speechless. this is the purse for a gypsy girl with more means than i have ^_^ glad you are being gentle to yourself... sending you healing, ladybugs and sunshine.

WillowMetals said...

Oh my....I am in love. It is beautiful!!! If it was only payday :( ..... I am sure a very *very* lucky woman will claim her soon if she hasn't already♥ I think of you often Allison and hope all is well with your beautiful self♥

Nialah said...

Breathtaking and gorgeous...just like her creator.



Sybil Ann said...

If I were employed... Would you take a well-loved and healthy lynx-point that fetches? : )

Or my right arm?

It is beyond beautiful.

MrsLittleJeans said...

Simply beautiful .... xx

LindaFaye said...

Lovely purse! Looks like you put your heart into it.

mywifesstudio said...

This is one of the most gorgeous purses I've seen!! Just Beautiful!

Keeping you close to my heart.

Linny Kenney said...

My goodness, Sunny. I don't even know what to write! You are inspiring...

Dave said...

It is well.. keep singing like an angel as you create with the passion only a Sunny Rising piece would have...

gallerydarrow said...

Oh you're good sister, stunning work and glad you're feeling better.

Good Girls Studio said...

this bag makes my heart happy & full! Love it :)

Lenetté said...

it is just breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful purse...what a pleasure it would be to carry it.

Hollie said...

So beautiful. I love pieces that have the creators heart and soul put into it. You can tell this bag was constructed with lots of love.

Wishing you well in body and mind in the weeks ahead.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

wow, thank you so much for the amazing response, ladies and Dave!! :)