Hello Jewelry Fans! You may notice the blog has a new look. I don’t know if it’s permanent, but I’m trying on some new styles for size. Let me know what you think over the weeks ahead? Labor Day is this weekend and I cannot honestly say where they time between June and now has gone. I’ve been on the road, and home, and on the road, and home and — well, you get the picture.
The Omaha Summer Arts Festival in June was spectacular! Thank you to all the Omaha folks that adopted my pieces into their hearts and homes. I gotta tell y’all though– your town is a little farther from mine than I was thinking it was!! I mean— who in the world would drive there with two teenage boys??? Well. Other than me. What a journey it was. We offered to hug it out with our trainee waitress in Missouri, we stayed at the cutest Best Western in NM just outside of Albuquerque, we ate like kings and a queen from the Suite Shop at the Homewood Suites downtown Omaha. But man!! It was a long drive. As ever, the journey surprises me and delights me. (Shout out to TULSA, OK here!! What a great visit we had with a good friend!)
I must admit that I trimmed a couple of shows from my schedule this summer. With teenagers at home, I’ve been feeling very much like a one armed woman in a bar room brawl. Does anyone else think that raising responsible human beings is just down right challenging? Can we talk about car insurance??? For under 25 year old, unmarried young men?? (Please buy as much jewelry as possible from my line, I have a young man’s CAR INSURANCE TO PAY!! Didn’t he just learn to walk a couple of months ago??) My apologies for the shameless retail plug, but don’t forget that the shop names on Etsy have no spaces (OriginalSinJewelry). https://www.etsy.com/shop/OriginalSinJewelry?ref=hdr_shop_menu
I’m trying to hone my understanding regarding commitments– choosing where the blood, sweat and energy goes with deliberate acknowledgement of the inherent exchange of energy therein. Do you feel me, Jewelry Fans?? Simultaneously, I’m trying to understand the reflective (not like pretty and sparkly, reflective, but like two parts emitting light across a divide of space) relationship between commitment and the right timing of events. Have you ever committed to something that just didn’t happen?? That didn’t work? That needed to be cut short? Cut out? Eliminated because the commitment you made was just not the best thing when the moment arrived? Or rather the commitment I made was just not the best thing when the moment arrived?? I can own that statement. I’m ok with that. So that’s what’s been on my mind. What is the right timing of my work with you, Jewelry Fans? What touchstone can we be for each other?? Keep it in mind… I definitely am even as I try to get deeper and be more present in the right now & right timing.
This fall will be a bit of a dream for me. I have some really great shows lined up and I’m excited to be showing my work in new (but also old) places. I’m especially excited about the Art and Soul Retreat in Virginia Beach, September 30th through October 5th. During my early Navy days, I lived probably 5 miles from the site of the Retreat. I positively ADORE the Bay side of VA Beach. That’s not to say that I will not enjoy my booth on the Boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean during Virginia Beach’s Neptune Festival, it’s just to say that there are places in this world where we drop a bit of our hearts. There are places where we tether out souls so that if we are lost they can be guideposts to who we were, who we are and maybe help us decide who we want to be. The Chicks Beach side of Va Beach is one of those such places for me. As is Newport, RI. As is New Orleans, LA. Driving again the long miles of the East Coast States has me riding with ghosts of my younger self. It is positively haunting and beautiful and bitter sweet. Will I know better who I am to be after this autumn? I will let you know, Jewelry Fans, your guess is as good as mine.
A flurry of last minute reminders– check out Original Sin Jewelry on Facebook for a list of shows. Please consider signing up for a class in VA Beach at the Art and Soul Retreat?? And keep it loose, Jewelry Fans– you never know where the Journey will take you.