"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle.
The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Russian-born American Author
There is so much to learn in this life and I am on the road trying to hard to learn it. I am not driving this road in a Cadillac with the top down. No, this stubborn girl is walking it, foot by painful foot.
The season of winter has been a tough one for lessons. Many lights have been shined into the darkness. Many truths have been spoken. Many truths still have yet to find a voice.
I can't say that this period of my life has been an easy one at all. In fact, it has not. But I have faith that with this difficult road will come some revelations that I hope to God will be worth the price of admission. If they aren't, a true tragedy has just been unleashed.
All this philosophical talk may have you wondering, what does this have to do with jewelry? Art? My art and my jewelry are part of my truth. They are part of the tapestry that makes this life mine. They are part of my soul, just waiting to get out. They are part of the light and the darkness. The good and bad. The difficult and easy.
With all these revelations have come the birth of some new and wonderful things: a new spring/summer collection and a new Web site. The "personal" work I have to do behind the scenes is far more serious, but I am so proud of this work--my art, my soul--nonetheless. I am proud that these things have borne fruit. And I am proud to share them with each of you.
I wish for each of you to emerge from the winter with new buds, new life. Let your blooms sprout through the tendrils of wood and rain and fire to see the sun.
And let your happiness shine within you, like the first happy rays of springtime...