Life… what is life? How can anybody define what is it. The only thing you know is that somehow it starts and somehow it ends. Once I read a proverb that said: “Only three things in life are certain birth, death and change.” Birth brings a big change, a joyful change, a baby in a family is a new member that you start to include in everyday routine.You experience the joy of seeing him or her at all the stages of growing until death. And, on the other hand, death is also a big change; it takes out a member of a family. You experience the sadness of missing that person and knowing that person is also missing new experiences to share with you in your life. It is hard, both are hard times, you have to internalized and make them your new reality. But, death… how as social human beings can you stay calm? How as loving human beings can stay happy on those times… you just know that, that person live his or her life, had his or her time and it was time to leave.
Destiny… you live until you have to? Is it written… Does your life come to an end when it has to? It is hard to accept this, at least as I see it. But I think is true. You will be crossing to the other side (what ever that means) when you have to, not before nor later. So as I’ve been talking the present being is what you got. Breathing today, being today, loving today, right now is what you have to fulfill. For the moment I will try to enjoy my little moments in every aspect of my life. In the picture we are at the beach of Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Lía’s first time near the sea.
Here are some pictures of the inspirational little friends I’ve made in the window. Being quiet and calm makes you think. You think about life, present being, tomorrows, projects, family, love one, daughter, future… but as some say and live by… the most important thing is the present. I have been thinking a lot. And today I know, I don’t know anything and I think is much better this way. Meditate, listen and breath are some of the words you have to repeat yourself to live by the present. How can you put so many effort in the future, when you don’t know how much future you have left? You know what you like, what you don’t like, what would you like be doing,… and etc, and it is important to work for yourself, to accomplish all the goals you have in life. But it is also important to go with the flow.
I know I L O V E doing jewelry and my whole life, I don’t regret anything. Do you regret something in your life? That is a big question!…
As a creative woman I want to accomplish my goals and projects, and everyday I have more projects. I know I have and need to work on them so I can see some results, but I also think today is a good day to stop and “meditate, listen and breath” so for all of you, today gave yourself a few minutes to relax!
W A N D E R L U S T… how wonderful is to explore the world! On Wednesday, I traveled to Baton Rouge again. When I travel, I realized how wondrous is to be in new places. Even though I’ve here many times. I always discover new things, new little spots,… that I will enjoy while I’m here. On this trip my stay will be kind of “cold” -as a tropical girl-, the temperature will fluctuate something from 02 C at dawn to 22 C at noon. This will make the trip a more homely one. Also I traveled with the newest lovely little girly member of the family, my little daughter. If you ask, how did we did? Well it was smooth, she didn’t cry much, two or three kind-of-yells !!!! We even got congratulations on her behavior!!! Well that makes me happy and the other passengers too. Not that she needed the approval of other people, but if everyone is happy we have a better environment.
My jewelry assignment for trip is to fill a small sketch book. To think of new collections and ideas for new jewelry to be made. I already have in my head new things I want to study in my workshop, and to draw the ideas is a way of not to loose them in the air. Hopefully it will become a nice sketch book, is kind of small and I have time to dedicate to the drawing while I’m here. When I go back home I will post an image of some of the results. For the moment in this days I will be posting photos of the surroundings of Baton Rouge.
Gargoyle Collection… it was inspire by the creatures who are represented in the National Theater of Costa Rica. Different sculptures of animals, objects and people are intrinsic part of the decoration of the Theater and a gargoyle at the coffee shop captured my eye last year. So, for all of you I wanted to extend the Theater by creating this collection. Every user will be wearing a little part of the building, its history and a mini part of the Costa Rican culture.
This are the pictures that are part of my experiments to take better pictures for the Etsy Shop, link here. It is awesome when you feel you are improving yourself. !!! I´m happy!!!!! I will let myself feel pleased for the night! Feel the present being. Tomorrow I will take over the apprenticeship and continue working hard, on my little project, shop, hobby, passion!!!! Little by little the project grows.
I really hope you enjoy the bangle. If you feel curiosity you can see the rest of the pieces of the collection I still have at the shop.
This bangle is handmade in my workshop out of bronze, sterling silver and a chrysoprase.
Soon the pictures I’ve taking for the Etsy shop!
My little lighting station next to a window with white curtains. The white curtains help me diminish the yellowish of the natural light here in Costa Rica. At last the photos I took are OK to upload to Etsy,… I will be updating the shop on this days.
Lía is doing just fine, we’ve been learning from each other. She is almost a month old right now. It is magical to see how fast they grow, she follow me with her eyes and recognize our voice!
Today got good news !!! People want the Introductory Enamel course again this year, and also another one a little bit more advance (experimenting a little bit more) for the people who took the Introductory one last year. So as time flies,… I need to organize those dates and the program of the courses. Hopefully the courses will be program for some date on March, 2013.
Never give up on your dreams! So I´m working on mine. As I told you I´ve been taking pictures of the jewelry I had standing by. I´ve been testing a new lens to the camera and the light around the new apartment. I found that next to the window in my bedroom is the best place to take pictures! I have a white transparent curtain that lets the light in the afternoon come in, in the perfect way.
Now, I need to find a table or something to put next to the window with its height, and a matte black background so I can take the pictures to put on the shop. I like a lot how the black background works with the kind of light around here. Here in Costa Rica the light is more yellowish than the light in the northern or southern part of the world. I want to upload at least some decent pictures of the pieces.
Hopefully by this little steps someday I will get where I wanted to be. I need to pursue my dreams and of course work on them. So I will take the pictures, upload them to my Etsy shop, work on some sketches and organize myself with my little one ! For the moment I need to breath for at least two months and remember to be on my present… with my baby girl! After all, she will be a new born for a short time.