A while back I shared about this cross I created for my friend and client, Nancy. She had me engrave it with the word, ‘Possibility.’
September is Suicide Awareness Month, a time that always makes me reflect on the people in my life that I care about, and how each of us struggles with an inner demon, pain, or past trauma – often without asking for help.
Repurposing is often an emotional and nostalgic process, so as with all of my projects, we start by establishing connection – between me and the client, the client and their materials, the intention and the new piece.
For the last few years, I have been cultivating more intention in all aspects of my life, including my work. I’ve always believed deeply in the power of adornment and the meaning we can create with precious possessions, but not that long ago, I started to open up to other ways of helping people create meaning in their lives.
Out come the blankets in our drafty loft. Time to curl up and cocoon. December days will soon bring us to the winter solstice, where the darkness will start to wane and the days will get longer. As the world keeps spinning, light will again prevail.
Sharing some time and space with clients I work with is a very personal and wonderful experience. Here are a few stories that were inspiring this year.
Lately I’ve been finding that my clients are hungry for more meaning in their lives. I’ve gotten so many requests from people looking to honor their life experiences and reflect back their truths. To create intentional elegance for them.
Contrast fascinates me. Rough and clean, old and new, organic and structured, dark and light, masculine and feminine. Despite the inherent tension, it all lives at the same time.
What did you want to see reflected?
I was looking to have a modern piece that reflected the resilience of my grandmothers life combined with the successes of my life.