(Words with power from an anonymous author)
Really, really had to post this. Sometimes people don’t understand the value of the work that has to be done. That is so shameful and sad. I know we are in a global economic crisis, but that is no excuse! Work is work.
I’m really trying over here! To be a mom (with a husband out of the country studying), single mom, really; to work on my projects jewelry and the landscape architecture ones and to have some quality time for the house and myself. But to have people who takes your time for granted is so, so sad! It takes out my energy. I’m trying… and to be drain, is even harder for me to want to try. I know I’m a good, or even a great Landscape Architect, I know I can handle big projects. But when the client wants all the $ for him/her, makes me reconsider to even want to work in Landscaping again. Meetings, more meetings, to take economic risks with my time and money for him/her to have their business going,… I’m already tired and I haven’t even started! This things makes me want to be just a jeweler, to play in the workshop, to have meetings with the direct customer, with out so many personal (mechanical, civil, electric, industrial engineers; administrator, constructors…), everybody with the last word! In another time that was fun, but not any more. Is that bad to want to have a quiet life? I don’t ask for much, really, I just want a quiet life with peace and love around, my workshop, my little family, me, to be able to pay the bills…
I really, really needed to post this.
Fairs and more fairs, this 2014 will become the fair experience. Right now I´m feeling like Lola in Run Lola, Run. So many things to do. So many fairs to attend! My calendar is full!
FID: March 12-15th
FIA: April 3-13th
Transitarte: a weekend of July
And of course being a mom working in a non-formal job can have it virtues. Two weeks ago had to take out my little one from the daycare she was attending; the cycle was over… So since two weeks ago I’ve a home mom :D, really happy of the time spent with my little one, I CAN ASSURE THAT. But you can imagine how behind I’m right now on the work that has to be done! Fortunately tomorrow she will begin in the new daycare and she will be happy in there. Oh! I’m going to miss her… but I need to start working again in my personal projects. I want her to grow with the example of a woman who has projects, ideals and goals of her own. This picture was taken on Sunday’s fair. It was a beautiful windy day. Meet some new friends and enjoy the chit chat with the customers.
Welcome February! How fast did January went by!!! I’m impressed how fast we are in February. Again L O V E is in the air. With this month we celebrate love to each other; and that is something we have replicate in every corner of the planet: lets celebrate love everywhere! If you are going to give something, why not give something for life like, jewelry. Something generations can in heritage. Something with a story to tell. Plan a romantic escape and give that little detail to your love one. It can be a minimalistic kind of ring with the persons birthday stone or of course could be something like, diamonds are forever. Anyway a detail on this February 14th could become a special story for generations to tell. Enjoy your month!
Work in progress, some handmade chain making.
I love my work! I feel like my little one, happy playing all day long and learning something new every minute. When you do jewelry, you have to face a process with so many steps. In those steps you have to solve the process you are going to use and the aesthetics of the piece. You have the perfect mixture of science and art, delicate and rough, abstract and precise; and I’m certainly putting all my meraki in that.
2014 will become the beginning of life as a jeweler. So many things ahead! The past months were quite full, thanks to the universe a lot of work was done and happily delivered. Here are some examples:
This pieces represent L O V E. This are wedding bands or engagement rings, all of them were made out of 14k white gold with natural stones like: conflict free diamonds or sri lanka sapphire. I love that on December everything smells peace and warmth. This was the December’s Gold Collection of 2013.
Now on January, it is a new start, a new cycle that comes along with many projects and work to be done. So many expectations and changes in the near future that is kind of frightening sometimes. For the moment, elha is participating in two B I G fairs and continue making more pieces for the Gold Collection. Talking with a friend who has participated before on this fairs, she says that we have to prepared around 300-400 fair pieces, plooooooooooooop! This will be the Fair Collection of 2014, little jewelry gifts for yourself. So back to work, playing and enjoying the worshop.
Writing about family, the little one is 1 YEAR OLD!!! She is no longer a baby! Right now love her giggling. Hopefully my husband is finishing his Phd program this year. At last we are going to live in the same geographic place YEY, where ever that will be.
Beautiful day in paradise! At last enjoying some days of vacations! Yesterday, I finished the last custom orders. Posting some of the piece’s pictures soon.