Everything and Nothing
It's that time of the year again. When the air turns crisp, the leaves make you so grateful for your Midwest home, and of course the ever-returning desire to create something with my heart and my hands.
As women we are natural creators. Even something as simple as making a fire is fulfilling for me. The only unfortunate thing about it, is sometimes creativity rides the tail end of a wave so fast that if you aren't available for when it comes it will just pass you by.
Working with silver and gems has been a very rewarding process. Finding the time to sit with it has been a bit arbitrary.
This is a piece of Nacozari turquoise, very rare and hard to get since they closed the mine in Sonora, Mexico about 15 years ago. The blue coloring is unlike anything you see of typical turquoise.
When I make the time to create pieces like this, I end up wearing them and keeping them for myself.
The very few pieces that I have out in the world are worn by special people, and that's the wish I hope for every piece that's made.
Recently while carrying out our seasonal traditions, I enlisted the boys to help me with canning applesauce, In the midst of conversation and I can't quite remember how we got here, but my oldest said something like "you live, and then you die" I responded with "so, what is the point to all this?" and his answer; "Everything and nothing."
I had to think about that one. I concluded that he is right, and I don't know where he heard it, or how it was the most perfect answer. When I often think about the love and attention I put into so many things its hard to accept that it might be for nothing, but in the moment it means everything in 100 years itll mean nothing. This is not a pessimistic view just an obvious and important one.