Monday, August 13, 2012

The Courage To Continue

Front & back view 

Burnished parts for the toggle

The dress I got the charms from. You can see where I took the charms off!

This beauty was sold to a woman by the name of Katie at the Piazza at the Schmidt's Bazaar that Exo31 Art took part in on Sunday, August 26th! Thanks Katie for supporting local artists!
   Although this bracelet is sold, stay tuned because there will be posts following with other bracelets available to purchase. Also, please remember that Exo31 Art jewelry is recreated from other broken or unwanted pieces. That means that most pieces are one of a kind and cannot be duplicated. If you are looking for other items that are for sale, please hit the for sale label on the left side of this blog. That will bring up all the items that are currently for sale!
I posted this bracelet before. It's a beautiful piece. The circle portion of the toggle comes from a broken belt, and the end of the toggle comes from a bracelet that I took apart. I burnished the created toggle to create a worn look. I saw so much potential in these charms on the dress a friend gave me. The dress fared well without them too! I took the jump rings off a broken belt, and the chain is from another piece of broken jewelry from the lot I purchased a few years ago.

Thought For The Day:
I woke up this morning feeling the sting of the blows that come along with pursuing this creative vision I have been given. I thought (like I have so often) it would be so much easier to get a 9 to 5, but who am I kidding? I am not built for that. I am miserable in that atmosphere...zapped of energy and creativity.

I often wonder if I have enough courage to continue with this journey, but today asked God this very same thing, and cried out for courage. Well, here I my office (Starbuck's) pushing past my feelings and getting work done!

While I hate feeling this way, I understand its origin. This weekend was absolutely amazing from Friday to Sunday. As Proverbs 18:16 tells us, " A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great."  I yielded to my gifts this weekend and gave them freely, and indeed I was in the presence of greatness! Doors were opened, and I look forward to many more opening as a result.

Performance painting done on Saturday for a wow renewal ceremony. Thank you Nate & Thilana Chandler for this awesome opportunity! They used a print of the painting as wedding favors!

So despite this temporary rough patch, I have my game face on...time to win! Until next post...

Pearls Of Wisdom:
I get low
I get high

But I keep my hands to the sky
I won’t break down, not this time

But I keep on running, even through the lows and high
Hold me God, pull me close and show Your nigh 
~ Lows and Highs by S.O. featuring Leah Smith

Be Blessed!

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