There are days when no matter how much space
I make for inspiration to show up,
it just doesn't.
That is when I "chop wood and carry water".
In the studio this usually means grinding beads.
For me, the creation of a bead is a meditation.
I have hand cut,
one at a time,
tens of thousands of beads
over the last 20 years.
That is A LOT of beads.
Today, I am blessed with studio angels, and
they do a large part of the bead creation. Whew!
But when I go back to this basic meditative practice,
the world rights itself.
The pressure that keeps inspiration at bay magically disappears,
and all that is alive now and life serving,
returns to flow.
The door is Open
Also in Musings
HONDURAN BLACK OPAL
Honduran Black Opal is rare and unusual.
A unicorn of the gem world.
This seemingly simple grey/black stone
flashes a rainbow of color when the sun shines on its face
allowing you a window into its mysterious world...
GEM SILICAGem Silica is a blue green and most rare variety of chalcedony...
A highly silicated form of chrysocolla.
This particular piece
came from high in the Andes of Peru
and it's color and quality are amazing...