Monday, November 01, 2010

Weekend Creating and Gratitude

Health is slowly returning to me and I am ever so grateful. I had a productive weekend creating what I think are some of my prettiest things ever.
Citrus Earrings
Blue Blue Dream of You Earrings

Emerald Dreams Necklace

 I have to resist the urge to stay up into the small hours of the morning working to catch up on all the work I've missed this past month that I've been so ill. I guess in a way I feel like if I am not constantly working and creating and photographing and posting that I'll fade away....that I'll be buried in the history of the internet...that I'll loose customers and momentum and my little business that I've worked so hard to establish will die away. I know in my heart it isn't so.
I've realized the value of time. The feel good time. Family time. Reading time. Dreaming time. Time to just be still (which is something I am just not used to at all). I've learned to slow down much more and savor the process of the jewelry I create. I've learned that my heart's work will always be waiting for me. Maybe that is what this whole thing about being sick was about.  I do know this; I value the good days so much more than I ever have! That is what I am taking away from this experience.
Many many thanks to all of my dear friends who have sent kind words, cards and care packages during this rough time. I feel the love and the light....and I hope that you can feel it coming right back.


  1. this is so wonderful to read! I also feel the internet's frantic pace stressing me. what can you do but remind yourself you do this b/c you love it not to win some competition?
    I send kisses and hugs and my dog sends licks.

  2. Jennifer,

    Your pieces are beautiful, as always. It's so good to have you back. I love coming to your home, Sacred Cake, online. Thank you for creating this space. Your light will never fade.

    Blessings to you,

  3. wonderful news to hear you are feeling better..
    it's difficult to find time to keep up with blogging and fbking and all other things internet..
    you're feelings are shared.
    these are beautiful pieces, i especially love the blue, gorgeous

  4. So glad to hear you are feeling better! You always amaze me with your designs-I keep coming back just to look at them and it is difficult to resist temptation (must. save. for. furnace.)! Please continue to heal and be strong. Sending love and sweet thoughts your way;)

  5. Glad you are feeling better, I have been battling this cold thing for almost a month myself, sometimes you do just need to stop and take care of yourself.

  6. I'm glad you are feeling better. Your work is lovely; peeps love it and won't abandon you. :)

  7. I am so happy that you are on the road to feeling better. I miss you when you are away. Peace and light to you. xo

  8. Wishing you well.
    Just wanted to tell you that I find your pieces on the hanger absolutely lovely - I have been thinking about trying it myself.

  9. i just simply think you shine! i love the honesty and love you put into the universe through your jewelry and your presence. hug.

  10. i am SO glad you are on the UP and UP! your brilliant glimmer is too much to ever become buried... although i relate to this feeling. i often fear i'm not "doing enough" but it boils down to comparing, and theres no sense in that! you are a bright and shining star... i love to see and feel your glow! xoxo


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