Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Work of My Heart


I know that all of the pieces I've been tucking under my palms over the last few weeks
have been coming from a place of healing

And I know this because I feel bolstered by them, fed by them.
They are surely the work of my hands, but the impetus has come from the heart.

In this collection there will be a celebration of our little boy's namesake
constellation and that celestial body's role in my childhood

But there is also a reverence for ghosts and longing in these pieces...

In Hawaii the wall of maidenhair ferns outside of a lava tube arrested my attention for far longer than the main attraction itself: I was so amazed by their tenacity, clinging to a sheer-looking rock face,
the young tender green ferns living side by side with the white
ghosts of plants previously thriving
empty of chlorophyll
and simply beautiful in their starkness...


We live with our dead, too, just not in the same way.
These pieces that feature the white ghost ferns
are an homage to those we've loved
both living and gone.

There will be two half-belts
one raw-edged golden deerskin bag with mandalas on both sides
three or four pairs of earrings
and a necklace.

I hope to show them to you finished on Thursday

If you feel that any of these pieces resonate with you,
please convo me
to receive the details of their cost, measurement and feel.

I wish you all a calm, gorgeous day here on earth.



mairedodd said...

these are absolutely so beautiful... earthy, warm and yet light... meaningful... brava...

UmberDove said...

My heart, quite literally, flipped at the sight of those ferns.

Sierra Keylin Jewelry said...

Amaizingly beautiful Allison, the ferns! the colors! the details!!! WOW! I love this series!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Goodness. You do what you do so.well. They're beautiful.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Thank you so much, dear ladies...your words are dear to me :)

Cat said...

I LOVE the work of your heart!

Love and Light

ps did you get my email today?

SpiralStone said...

Moons, mandalas, ferns ... prehnite! All my favourite things! They are beautiful!

WillowMetals said...

Those belts are ****loss for words****!!! Oh,I do hope that more of these types enter the shop sometime! Beautiful just like their maker!