Controversy and Art….

Controversy and Art….

What makes you tick when you work… I have been listening to a lot of music of late… I know when I stir feelings, I will have a surge of electricity I need to create something deep.  I ask again, what makes you tick before you write, make art, use a flame of a torch to melt metal?

What pushes you forward, what feelings will strip you to your core to create your art, love, hate, controversy…WHAT?  What pushed major artists, hopelessness, hurt, I try to feel deeply what the human condition is, even the ugly, to feel the feelings and allow them to pass through my being, push them though, then the magic happens.

 

Eminem – Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna

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Work in Progress…. just a peek into what is happening

 

Those that know me and have known me, know that I pretty much am an empath… I love crystals, rocks, painting, collage art, music and poetry.  I have been known to write a little myself.  I am a creature who loves, and loves deeply.

I have heartaches, losses and regret, but most of all I have hope for the human condition.

I hope most of all.

 

Coming soon to my Etsy Site  will be some small art projects.  I do hope you will join me there.

 

with Love

and most of all Hope

~musingsilence ~∞ © The Year of Thought 2016
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Rihanna – We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris

 

 

Happy Summer~

Happy Summer~

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Vintage Post Card in my belongings of keepsakes~

Here it is nearing the end of June and we are coming up on July…. I have a few things up my sleeve on my Website and I would love it if you would keep reading my blogs — a lot is going to be happening!  I am really working on Bridal Jewelry and Bridal Crowns will be coming this fall!  What fun!

I am continuing to evolve and grow my small handmade business on Etsy and beyond!

Many Hearts and gratitude to you for following me here and there.

 

XOXOX

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How are you doing!

I have not fallen off the face of the earth… been too busy to blog… what??  You can never be too busy to blog!

 

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I am designing Bridal Collections…

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/269200636/vintage-bridal-bracelet-bridal-bracelet?ref=listing-shop-header-1

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Come see me on Etsy, let me know what Custom Items we can collaborate together to make for your special event!

Still working on them and waiting for more supplies to make more items.

 

I will let you know how it is going soon.

 

I had major surgery in December 2015 and have been healing up.

 

Much love and peace

nike

 

 

 

 

New Designs coming to Objectsandoddities~

New Designs coming to Objectsandoddities~

Come see my new site Bridal Jewelry at my Etsy site on Objectsandoddities .  I am very excited to be creating for the bride and her bridal party.

You will find that I am going to lean toward Woodland style, Bohemian, Romantic,  and Unique Wedding Jewelry and items for a Bridal party!

The coffee is percolating in our brains now, do let me know if there is anything you would love for us to make for you as this is a family affair!  My family and I are so excited to pull together all our artistic resources!

 What style would you love to see on our new site?  Do you have a wedding coming up or have a family member?  Do let us know.  We are most excited to work for you and your needs.  Coming soon are items that we will be offering and as we grow there will be more!

charm-bracelet-1 We will offer dainty silver charm bracelets to Art Deco and Art Nouveau pieces with a little vintage here and there as we find it to add to our collections.

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Or do you love the straight lines of a Grace Kelly look?

Or is this image from Google more your idea?  We love Dia los de Muertos more your style?  Let us know and visit often as you will see as our collections develop!

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We will be making wedding cake toppers too!  We are so excited.  I will be blogging on this site as well as you can find out about the goings on over at Etsy.  Please leave comments!  We will be waiting to hear from you!  We are wanting to start and email list for info on all things bridal and jewelry related.  I have opened a Mail Chimp account and am itching to do a give away!

Thanks Peace & love

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Pantone Color of the year

Pantone Color of the year

Every year I wait for the Pantone Color of the year!  I begin to plan my jewelry designs, purchases of supplies and how to come up with a 10 piece jewelry collection… even my art boxes will be in the colors chosen….

 

This year the colors seem to want us all to calm and be tranquil… all of life appears out of control with what is happening in the world.  Maybe the colors will help us see peace in all areas of life.

 

Pantone Color of the year!

 

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I am also going to focus my thoughts on Doves of Peace for the world…

 

I will write soon about my progress with my new line of jewelry?  Is there something you would like, post in the comments!

 

xo

nike

 

 

All Souls Day

All Souls Day

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I am working on some Art Boxes for the Winter Holidays.   I just happened to start working on them near Halloween, Day of the dead, Día de Muertos and All souls day… do you practice or celebrate one or all of them?  I am an Anglican / Episcopalian by belief but also believe many things as I age.

 

All Souls Day Anglicans view All Souls’ Day as an extension of the observance of All Saints’ Day and it serves to “remember those who have died”, in connection with the theological doctrines of the resurrection of the body and the Communion of Saints.[7][8 (Wiki)

 

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My box is a collection of things I love, I love Frida and what she represented to other women and how she told her own truth.  She lived her own truth too, politically, as an artist, as a lover, as a person who lived in severe pain throughout her life.  I honor her life.

 

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Today, as I make art I celebrate all the lives that came before me…

xoxox

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Dia de los muertos or Day of the dead:

Most people celebrate Day of the Dead out of love and commitment to their loved ones (Wiki)

Frida Kahlo

 

Image of Kahlo for Day of the Deadat the Museo Frida Kahlo

“Coyoacán día de muertos 08” by Guillerminargp – Own work.

 

 

 

“I’ve reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. The world will keep on turning without me, I can’t do anything to change events anyway.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Is Christmas Near?

Is Christmas Near?

 

I thought it was just Fall — you know Autumn… Halloween is tomorrow!  Now I am hearing that we need to have all holiday items in our web-based  shops… eek!  Oh my goodness.  I have maybe two items made up!  I will need to get busy on this.  How are you doing, do you have Holiday items made up?

 

This is one —IMG_1727Christmas_Box_2

 

I need new and better photos!  Yikes and I need to build some new items for the Holiday Season!  I put together some new boxes and will be working on them starting today!

 

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Happy Friday to you all!

 

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I think I will make some Mary Altar Boxes too!

 

Have a Fantastic Weekend

 

xo

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