Monday, May 29, 2017

Of Life and Dragons

Life seems to be settling in. I've finally made a few pieces for myself and it felt so good to get back into the studio and create. Don't get me wrong, I've been making, all my sales on Amazon are made to order and there's rarely a week where I don't have orders. That in itself has been a blessing but as I've said pretty much every blog post for the past year, I've had no desire to create. That's not entirely true. I've known I needed to, my head wanted to, just my heart wasn't ready. I've made a ring for myself, and a handful of necklaces and chokers.

Cork and Wood Tile Choker, Wind Dancer Studios
 Cork and Wood Tile Choker: Made for ME!

Remember that awesome box I got from Endless Leather? This is the gorgeous cork cording with gold that was in the box. I knew it would make an awesome choker and I was so right! I won this tile in a random draw on FaceBook held by J-Lynn Jewels in one of the groups I'm in. I was surprised and just thrilled to win! The combo of the cork and wood makes an incredibly lightweight choker that you  forget you're wearing, until someone tells you how much they love your necklace. If I were being a smart business person right now I should probably buy some tiles from Janice and place an order for cork from Endless Leather and make a bunch of these up to sell. 

I probably will at some point as I have a new line in mind and the cork is just perfect for it. I won't say what just yet. I have sketches, I have thoughts, but no prototypes made yet.  The heart is healing and I have the desire again but my studio is pretty much the way I left it a year ago and it's a little overwhelming to be in there. I have been cleaning and putting things away, little by little and it feels it little better to be in there with each cleaning spree.

I think there may be a final poem in the works, time will tell.
It's starting to feel as though most if not all of the dragons are slain.

So, we'll see you next time!
Thanks for hanging with me!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Dragon

Dragon's Eye by Wind Dancer Studios
Dragon's Eye by Wind Dancer Studios

Oh my it's been a long time since I've posted!

I've had no heart to write or create and I hate to admit it but there were even times I had no heart to go on living. But I did, strength comes when you need it most and I have far more than I ever imagined. I had forgotten how truly blessed I am, and  I am blessed in so many ways.

I finally feel like it's time to create again. Yay! That thought alone makes me happy, makes my hands happy, makes my soul happy. I'm planning a little playtime in my studio today, thought I'd make a dragon fly.  And a dragonfly too :)

Another poem for you to tide you over until I share a new pretty.

The Dragon

T’was time to slay the dragon
on a quest she did go.

Ferocity in her heart and eyes
but little did she know.

The dragon she was out to slay
was her very own ego.

She thought the dragon
was a criminal but she was just a seed.

Planted by the fears she’d known
sown by a need.

She thought she could slay it
by treating it like a weed.

But weeds you know have many seeds
and plant themselves with ease.

On a journey into her heart and soul
was the only path it seemed.

The journey was a long one
filled with darkness, pain, and malaise.

She held onto the fear like a rope
through both the nights and days.

Slowly letting loose the grip
feeling it slip away.

Finally realizing it was fear
that had pushed him away.

But the dragon was
not yet slain.

Til Next time!
Thanks so much for sticking around!
I promise new pretties for you next post!