Thursday, July 22, 2010

All Our Progress Is An Unfolding

This hand was inspired by a drawing I did of my son's hand I did when he was sleeping. Here it is as a one of a kind 18k with a teardrop rainbow moonstone. This piece was sold in our store last week and I was so happy to know it went to a woman who had an extensive collection of pieces...I was sort of sad to see it go...

When I work on limited edition and one of a kinds it is very freeing. This is an moss quartz I got in Tuscon at the gem show a few years ago. It makes a wonderful book cover.

All our progress is an unfolding....You have first an instinct, then an opinion,
then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no shall ripen into truth, and you shall know why you believe.


Years ago I bought several pieces of these Italian red coral cabochons when I was not so conscious about the environment. I won't be buying any coral ever again that isn't antique but the material I still have in my studio is so beautiful and I feel it is a shame to not use it. This little book is such a ripe little gem.

We need, in love, to practice only this:
letting each other go. For holding on
comes easily; we do not need to learn it.

--Rainer Maria Rilke
translated by Stephen Mitchell

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