Finding a present for a special occasion can be vexing. Sometimes it happens that we are looking to gift someone who seems to have everything. We want the perfect gift for someone like this to be an item that carries meaning relative to the event and also pleases them to own.
There is truth to the sayings about distance increasing fondness and true appreciation manifesting only once something is gone. That is part of the reason we collect things--they remind us of the moments we want to extend, to keep near.
A talisman is an object that carries an emotional value or charge imbued by the creator, the intention being to bring positivity to an endeavor or journey which the holder of the object is embarking upon.
There is a certain quality of energy transferred into objects that are handmade that resonates and can be detected by anyone, regardless of their relationship to the object or the act of ever having made something by hand themselves.
I have always been drawn toward small works of art and in my career I have gravitated toward process-centric modalities. Certainly all genres of art involve process, but perhaps none more so than sculpture.
Mine has been a life full of beauty on many levels; the people in my life are most definitely the love-liest part of my day-to-day. On the physical level my life is visually beautiful because of the talent that has always surrounded me.
"It takes two to"....there more than a few ways to finish that line. And in thinking about what it takes to raise a family, it can take more than two adults to do it effectively. Attempting to quantify the commitment required to be emotionally and spiritually present in the process is folly.