Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sea of Possibilities by Melissa

Clockwise from top: Cameron, Teja 18k, Soul, Little Star 2-tone & Enclosed Coral

Book of poems by Patti Smith, 1996

J.W. Waterhouse The Mermaid, 1900

The very first thing that came to my mind when I saw the Enclosed Coral necklace was Patti Smith. She has a deep love for the sea and has used it as a metaphor over the course of her career as a singer and a poet.

There is no land but the land

There is no sea but the sea

There is no keeper but the key

Except for the one who seizes possibilities...

Dip into the sea...the sea of possibilities...

Another image that comes to mind when I think of the sea is the famous Waterhouse painting of a mermaid, which is what Jeanine's latest collection also reminds me of. You'll find textures and motifs that seem romantically both Victorian and marine - like lost treasures you might find in a old shipwreck...if you're lucky.