"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." (Carl Jung)
Under the Cherokee Moon

 

 

April: Month of the Flower Moon

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I Recommend and Use

On The Nightstand
  • Flight Behavior: A Novel
    Flight Behavior: A Novel
    by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Dog Songs
    Dog Songs
    by Mary Oliver
  • The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration
    The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration
    by Bernd Heinrich
Tuesday
Apr222014

Paying it Forward

I have been crossing paths with so many awesome artists that create some of the most fantastic wearable art that it is truly mind-boggling. Their creations often leave me at a loss for words.

One of those artists is Kylie Parry. She works with ceramics and creates the most charming ceramic pieces that always resonate with me because of her use of earthy colors and her obvious affection for birds. I have only fashioned one necklace with one of her signature owl beads,  but I will certainly be using her lovely pieces again in the future.

I discovered a new artist today, Esfera Jewelry, who has posted a wonderful interview with Kylie on her delightful blog, and she is also hosting a giveaway of some of Kylies' items. You can post your comments here for a chance to win. Give-aways are always fun and the prizes featured in this one are just like Kylie: unique and sweet as can be.

I also have some very exciting news: I will be the proud owner of a Vintaj Sizzix BIGkick Machine soon, and will be making my own pendants and metal jewerly pieces. I'm so excited to learn about the world of embossing and using patinas to color metal pieces; this will be opening up a whole new world for me.  I have been cleaning out my office which will soon be a craft room, to make enough space to work on many new projects while adding many new materials to my wearable art.  
Until next time,

 

Saturday
Apr192014

Easter Sale

Happy Easter from all of us at Vision Quest Artworks. Join my Facebook page to keep up on my new designs and updates about our sales and special Facebook codes good for discounts at my Etsy shop.


(whoops! I forgot to hit publish! The sale has been extended until 4/30)

Tuesday
Apr152014

Welcome back old Friends!

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. 
(Charles Dickens)

 

It's that magical time of year when each new day brings a new sighting or sound; that time of year when our own deprived senses wake up to the joy of viewing birds coming into their bright spring plumages and hearing the sweet songs of chorusing frogs. Soon our woods will once again become a music hall where the only price of admission is to become still.. and listen.

The weather is always quite unpredictable this time of year, and we received at least 2 inches of fresh snow last night; that was after 2 days of warm rain. Along with our usual guests, we have a beautiful male Pine Warbler taking advantage of our feeding stations today. He isn't the least bit timid and it is quite obvious that this neotropical migrant is very hungry since the bugs he normally feeds on have gone into hiding again. 

He's such a fresh breath of color and song. Even though his song is quite subdued, it is the sweetest music I have heard in many months, along with the Eastern Phoebes and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers that arrived shortly before he did.  

Welcome back friends, we've waited so very long to see (and hear) you again.

 

Until next time,

 

Tuesday
Apr082014

My Favorite Poems

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
 
( Rainer Maria Rilke )

Until next time,