Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Symbolic Piece for Solstice


On this the shortest day of the year
We celebrate the going inward that winter brings
And surely some among us mourn the summer as long gone,
the year as a time of grief or joy.

We wipe our collective brow that we are here to see this sun, this moon
and meditate on the coming year and our wishes for it
for us
and our loved ones.

As for me, a lover of warmth and long days,
this time of year is hard. I find myself flowing in and out of what feels like despair
and countering the emotions with pep talks
and long walks around the neighborhood to process.

Today I baked my mother's bread for two new mamas
and will spend the afternoon delivering them, seeing the new boys that have come to earth this
late autumn

Today I put the finishing touches on this clutch, a symbol of Holy inward thought
as much as it is a blithe homage to flight and sky.

Every detail finely wrought and carefully finished
every moment making it full of attention and love.

Mookaite in Lavender with dendrites
Luna Moth wings for flight
Moon Mandala for meditation
Scalloped edges for sweetness
Hand stitched for gentleness
Made for the one who claims it

May your solstice be full of meaning



Jaime/Bella-Bijou Jewellery said...

Just beautiful Allison, both your new clutch and your growing belly!

Katie said...

Gorgeous! I can't decide if I love the front or the back of the bag more. And look at your belly. It must be an amazing feeling to be growing a person. <3

Sybil Ann said...


WillowMetals said...

So beautiful! I love seeing all of your new work. The photos and the stories are always such a joy to read.
I too feel the same way during this time of year. I love the longer days and warmer weather of the opposite seasons. I always try to give myself pep talks this time of year ;) Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Even though I enjoy the longer days....the moon...Oh how I love her. Since a little girl I have always been so drawn to her. look marvelous! It is so true what the say about a pregnant woman and how she glows! You lady are glowing! So full of light♥

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Thank you so much, dear Ladies - the belly is my favorite creation ever ;)