Here within this space of wonder and will
Coming to understand the depth of something unfathomable has been the order of the day(s).
There are moments around 3:30 AM where I think of war-torn countries with mothers holding their dying children and I weep quietly looking at my son,
hoping his world is better
praying for those in pain
realizing that all I can do is nurture
and love like a house on fire
stepping out into the groundless next moment with bravery
and a heart cracked open.
Before I had him
I was petty at times:
I had petty thoughts and grievances
choosing (in lesser moments) to concentrate on things that didn't give light
but now everything feels basic and important.
I forget vanity
I am rumpled and milk-stained
full of fear and joy
and aching with love, painfully in love...
He is such a Good baby.
eats (making noises like a rooting boar, always hungry and hilarious)
charms his family
and our visitors
and the people in my
life have been so kind,
affording me time in the studio where my brain
(through the magic of fire and hammers)
begins to sift through these hormones
and this swollen heart
to make Beauty
out of the process of learning motherhood.
Pink Opal Seed Pod Earrings
Hammer formed Chrysoprase Drop Necklace (RESERVED)
Maidenhair on Copper Dangly Earrings (ear wires forthcoming, of course)...
I am so excited to offer these pieces,
capturing the energy of this fullness
and catching a bit of the love
that overflows my breast.
Inquiries are welcome