Jewelry, Otis, Billie, Etta & Sweet Love

One of the most romantic nights ever, alone.  Sounds crazy.  But when you’re me, well... it doesn’t.  The emotion, passion, and love in Etta James, “At Last”... Come on!  You’ve gotta be kidding me.  That’s it.  That’s just it.  These are the moments that go into my jewelry when I create.  These are the moments that make my life complete.  These are the moments I live for, and this energy goes into the universe, my heart, and my jewelry.  An artists energy goes into their work and their non work...  Oh drear, now that I think of it, there are certain pieces of my work that should be saged or something, but we won’t go there, not tonight...  Laughing.  I’m sitting here in my knickers as usual, and I’m finding such peace.  Bracelette by bracelette, necklace by necklace, earring by earring... I just keep going.  Think it’s gonna be a late one.        

While I’ve found such love outside of myself this year, I’ve found a love so strong within myself, that it’s almost unfathomable, but simultaneously vaguely familiar.  Sometimes life gets so crazy, that you think you’ll never get your head above water, I think I’ve written that before, who hasn’t.  But then, times like tonight, you realize how strong the love is within you that makes you whole.  The love that makes you feel happy to sit alone, and completely content making jewelry night after night, and day after day...  I’ve been making jewelry non-stop for about a year now...  Granted, I’ve been making jewelry for six years, but this feels different.  Very different.  Just had a nice glass of cabernet, my Pig’s asleep in bed all cozy, and I’m at my work table as I do every evening, making jewelry...  Billie, Otis, and Etta are making it so much fun, oh, and Louis, I can’t forget Louis.  Something about this music makes you feel like there’s not a care in the world.  This might be the most at ease I’ve felt in weeks.  Might have something to do with the euphoric fact that I get to see my lover get off the plane tomorrow... Or maybe because my collection is becoming more complete.   Or maybe it’s the moon... Or all of the wonderful people in my life.  Or my mom’s two days from being done with chemo.  Or maybe I’m just completely delirious because the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is in two days and I’m needing a distraction from the chaos of my mind...  So much to do, so many amazing people helping me with so much to do.   But tonight, I’ve found such sweetness in the darkness, the fresh air, and my quiet.  Some might call this love the divine within you, or God, or just happiness; but I just say it’s beautiful, and it’s real.  Call it whatever you want.  It is very powerful, and it’s way cooler than anything.  Well.  Not anything.  ;)  Now I want ice cream, and anything.  But I’ll wait...  Back to the 43 crystal necklace.. Must finish.