W E L C O M E D E C E M B E R!!!!!
With December, L O V E came by! This time of the year is so joyful. It is great to see how love, happiness and gratefulness is around. I’ve been working in some custom orders. I am so happy, it is really satisfying to personalize a jewel and to see a genuinely glad client. Still, have orders to do before Christmas, so back to work! Right now, time is precious.
How to brand yourself? That’s a important question! Branding not only reflects how your brand looks and defines; because, I’m an artist, doing some handmade, it reflects who I am.
For starters like me you suppose to define yourself in 4 words, how hard!!! The resume is: that your brand had to be described in those 4 words, hmmmmmmmmmmmm. My brand, is me! 4 words…
After doing this exercise of choosing 20 words that describes me and my products, analyzing them; choosing only 10 of them, analyzing them; and choosing from those 10, only 4 that describes as a whole myself, my products and what I aspire as an artist to project to the world GOT MY 4 WORDS. Wonderful! I’m happy with them. Every each one of them has a little part of me in their significance.
1-”Bohemian” a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.
2-”Eclectic” it is the process of the synthesis and/or entropy of arts.
3-”Magical” as a social phenomenon, akin to religion and science, but yet a distinct category.
4-”Chic” meaning stylish or smart, an element of fashion.
So there you have them: Bohemian Eclectic Magical Chic.
Coffee at the working table!!! On the past days read an article that was written about: When did busy-ness became fashionable?
Now a days, when we talked to someone who is working and we ask: How is business going? They tend to respond: Is doing great, I’m so busy right now! When did being busy became the trend of doing great? Why do we think that we don’t have to have some pleasure time? Meditation and relaxation should be part of everybody.
Slow motion… I just wanted to remind myself how important is to breath and enjoy the ride. Enjoy your work doing on your own rhythm. Play with it. Be responsible, but don’t forget why you started doing the first time.
To slow down in this rapid walking world is hard! To be there in the precise moment, with the exact decision takes time. I don’t know about you? But I’m sure I like to enjoy my decisions, my path, my life; I’m guessing all the people do; and that takes time. We sometimes live like we don’t have time, and everyday you are living you have 24 hours, to rest, to create, to eat, to play, to work, to enjoy,… you just have to learn to divided that amount of time in all that. Hard isn’t it? I’m an artist so sometimes I just want to create and create, and to stop myself and just breath and do the rest, makes me feel guilty.
So after all this babbling,.. I can get to the conclusion of: Breath, enjoy the ride in a slow motion mode and be responsible with your life. Your life is a whole.
S T O P ! ! !
In very few words: breath and just be happy. It is good to be doing what you love, it is good to feel the sun in your face, it is delicious to cook for you with a glass of wine, it is safe to feel the rain while you run and it is wonderful to be happy about that.
Growing, growing; like a caterpillar who is looking where to stand and transform. Still learning, …to fly eventually.
Good night! Here in paradise even though is 6:28 pm, we are already in a dark night mood.
A few days ago finish this engagement ring. It is a white gold ring with 2 white diamonds, 2 london blue topaz and 1 black diamond. The very special thing about this custom order was that the bride has a baby girl of her own and the groom gave an exact copy to her!!!! He has this special idea of loving and that he will be marring both; so both deserves an engagement ring. I thought it was lovely! Can imagine the smile of the girl when she saw her ring!!! Of course we thought about the possibility of that ring getting lost: so the copy is made out of sterling silver with CZ.
Also a few days ago someone remind me about a list of things I wanted from the Universe. That person asked if letting out my desires had some results ;)! Well, I have being thinking about that a L O T!!!! Right now, I am in a place of transition, that is something I can tell for sure! From the list I’ve received several things :). I think the Universe wanted me to have a family and love around first, than trips and things like that. At this point of my life I’m living out of jewelry, well trying jiji. To be an artist or artisan, both terms work for me (that can become a long discussion for another day); for I don’t know for how long is a pleasure. I am creating things with my hands. I have the joy of being my own buss (I can work pretty well from objectives; I am a really organized person). I can do things and things, with the R E A L pleasure of seeing my little one grow all afternoons. To know her is very important to me.
“For, after all, every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life
Have you ever think about the old art of reading a press book? I love the sensation of taking out a book form your handbag and start reading when you are waiting in line. This past Monday had to do some errands. Before heading to what I knew will be a long waiting line; I thought of a book. Why not? The old fashion way: bring a book. It was the perfect idea. I just sat in the floor and read until it was my number. Here I was, near a river with a fugitive and Charles Dickens moving through the pages. The feeling of moving your hand, smelling the paper and the sound of passing paper through your finger is so memorable, you have all your senses in the story! W O N D E R F U L. Now I have the book on the side table of my bed. One of this days I will find out how the story ends.
Playing with metal you can get so many forms. You can even resemble a simple kind of lace. This piece of jewelry is unique and was made with love. Have so many hours of mechanical work! This kind of pieces let me do some meditation while working. You can put your mind in blank and let the energy flow. Just be. In that precise moment, just be. Put your hands in the move and let things happens, they know how to do it.