I posted this on ETSY shop tonight because I felt it was time...
Every once in a while, there will come a piece of jewelry which makes a difference in something that I am doing or effects the way I am feeling.
This little bunny speaks VOLUMES to one of these "times".
I love this piece more than words and yet... I feel as if I need to let go of it. I never intended on keeping it when I was making it. I was simply making a little home for a silly plastic toy I found at a flea market. But it became much more to me when he was sitting pretty in the safety of his new home. Poor little thing, sun-bleached and over looked.
I look at him each day and think to myself- "Why have I not posted this yet?" and I move onto to other things. I see him each morning as I sit down to work (as I have him hanging on my light at my workbench and can not help but see him as I turn on the light) He is also the last thing I see before I head back in to the house after a long day of work. This is how he got his name- "Namaste". Fitting no? Ahhh the power of words...
And so tonight is the night. After a typical and very long day in the studio, with my hands aching from too much filing and sanding, I shut off my light and looked at him and thought that today just might be the day.
I came in, ate a quick dinner and went to take a nap to recharge my batteries and when I woke I thought... Now.
Here is the description from my Shop (WynnStudio.etsy.com)- If it is meant to be... then it is time.
This dear sweet little bunny's name is "Namaste"-meaning:"I bow to that (divinity) inherent in you."
I found this little charming toy at a flea market in Pennsylvania. All which was left of him was a light dusting of pink in his ears. All of this paint had come clean over the years. I took him home along with 7 of his brothers and cleaned him up and repainted him. I thought it was only fitting that I give his a very honorable home in this tiny hand-made shrine.
This little box is made from brass, has a clear plexi-glass front, and salvaged jewelry parts. One might even call it very "Eco-Friendly" or "Green" as it is 90% recycled "stuff".
The necklace measures approx- 20 inches around and is held tightly in place by strong lobster clasp.
*I made this little reliquary for someone very special. Although I do not know your name yet- this necklace will be the bridge from me to you. I hold this piece so very near and dear to my hear. I know you will give it a lovely home.
But I decided to take lessons on how to paint like the Dutch Masters- yes! Paint...
Something I have wanted to do for SO LONG and never had the time, money, courage.
Well I am still not sure if I have the money and the courage- but now is the time!
Tell me- have you felt like your life has been on "auto-pilot"?
Goodness... do something about it!
SEIZE THE DAY!
You are not getting younger, time is not going to wait, there is never a better time than the present...
Well- those are the voices that have been swelling in my mind lately.
This time I am paying attention.
I call it SPRING!
So I am going to call my instructor tomorrow and find out the specifics.
I am excited to learn how to grind my own pigments! Mmm-pigments!
In the meantime- I finished my little odd awkward painting today- FINALLY!
and I even got back to work on this one:
"Infant of Cats"- with a cat on his head and a ball of yarn in his hands...
It is good to be so challenged in life...
So maybe this is the message from the Universe workings it way through me to you...
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today!
And then this piece: MARY LOU ZEEK GALLERY- "100 Artists Show" submission
It feels really good to have these two pieces behind me.
Now I can move onto...
What is up next?
I am trying to figure it out. I have things I need to do -mixed- with things I want to do. My house in in serious need to some attention. The main room needs new paint and I need to put up art work. I hate feeling unsettled and having things so unfinished. I think I may take a day and just do it! I also have to finish things like attending to all of my clothes which seem to just pile up...
Anyway- you get the picture- when my home is in disrepair I feel like I just can't concentrate.
Oh? Art-wise? Well I bought a LARGE drawing pad and I am going to go out to the studio tomorrow morning and straighten and clean and claim an area for drawing larger and painting. THAT is exciting to me! Haa...
Then it is all back to work with prepping for teaching, working on the business, posting images of new jewelry for ETSY, and Making Demos.
Not to mention break ground on the new book.
All of which will happen- by the end of this week- as I optimistically predict! I know- not holding breath! That is a LOT!
Ok- now I am off to bed...