SO yesterday I was gifted unexpected work in the studio time. It was precious for so many reasons. This is the place I can recharge and as we have jumped into the deep end of parenting a teen, recharging is a must.
(side note my baby turns 13 tomorrow and I feel many feels about that)
But being in the studio is also a great time for me bc I need to feed my creative soul in order to be a better mom, wife, Catholic. I tend to pump up my Top Christian music station and let the work come.
Lastly for me this week studio time was a blessing bc I had been working on the specifics of a new design, it had been in my brain and on my heart for a long time.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is a very special title for the Blessed Mother in our family. We feel drawn to her for so many reasons, so I am always inspired by her, the images of her, and her symbolism.
I had been working on a way to really embrace her in my earrings. What better way to honor her than by creating art dedicated to her and then proudly wearing them and sharing her with your world.
These statement pieces are technically different from most of my other pieces so required me to think differently in order to make them "work".
I wanted to show a little sliver of the work in progress with you. Most of my work station is messy, it makes my OCD husband cranky but I know where things are most of the time and I like it that way. I usually start by laying out the components of what 1 want to include. Then start kind of laying it out, followed by testing to see how things will fit together. Finally its assembly time. This particular piece took many incarnations before I was happy with it. Sometimes things don't lay correctly, or they hide something, or they aren't even. So a few revisions are required. However with patience and perseverance and prayer I usually land where I would like to be.
I hope each and every one of you has a place or activity that brings you a little closer to your self, and God, that you have a way to unwind and recharge. These are so important.
Peace and Blessings to you all!
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