Continued work on the lovely clutch that was reserved a few weeks back:
I am loving every minute of the making - it's going to a woman whose work I admire
There was a lot of bicep action today: that's deep tooling!
Good heavenly orbs, this necklace... yes, I cried when I saw it finished.
It's the tenderest, loveliest most hopeful piece.
I filled it with this thought as I worked:
we are all in a sense feathers on the wind, blowing here and there
but home is always in our hearts:
home is where love is
and so, home is really everywhere.
This is for a woman who has known displacement
who has come to be in an unexpected place
either by choice or by fate
and needs a reminder about the perfectness of this moment
even with its most challenging face on.
Where the feather meets the skin, sterling dots.
On it is a revelation: the fit is so warm and
This is the work of my hands today, cumulative work (of course) from days before - there is no fabrication that comes quickly to me.
As I write this I have such a mixed heart:
I am nearing the end of my treatment for my back - HOORAY!! (serious dancing being done over in this house!!)
and yet my body is voicing a kinda worrisome complaint from a very private place
unmentionable really -
and I hope it is something simple - I will know for certain soon.
I don't mean to alarm, it's just so on my mind
and yet too embarrassing to really go into detail about.
It all serves as a reminder that nothing is permanent
and though we strive for betterment always
there are profound moments of humor and grace
even when something's wrong.
Today in yoga I asked for courage
as I moved through challenging asanas with strength
and with my eyes closed I saw the faces of so many women I've never
some of them you - yes, you.
To bravery, healing and challenge!