Monday, December 6, 2010

it always calls me home.

December 6 – Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? (Author: Gretchen Rubin)

BEing in the moment is really an important part of my life, and so is creativity. Prior to the holiday season, I hadn't made my rings in a while. I sat down in my dining room studio, and got all of my beads out. The excitement of the colors, and textures felt good. Like sitting down with a long lost friend. With each bead I strung, I said an affirming word...I always say that they're made with love, and this practice reminded me of the power of that. I want anything I create, whether it's a ring, or artwork, or something I've sewn, to be infused with love and positivity. The rings make me happy. Creating makes me happy. And getting my hands on the materials brought it all back. I separate myself from my creativity sometimes...but it always calls me home.

My hope for the next year, is that I'll own my creativity more. Claim being an artist. Make more time for it. Clear space for it. BE in it. Allow it to flow through me. Get good and messy. And have fun.

:: This post is written as part of Gwen Bell's Reverb 10 - on the website, it's described as an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next.


  1. I love your rings. I've missed you. Sending big hugs.

  2. oh my gosh LOVE these rings. I wish I would have seen these before christmas because I would have wanted to get a bunch! Ill have to get a couple for me for my bday in feb! :)
    Hi Noel!
    Hope you had a very Merry christmas! Ive missed coming to your blog and life has settled down a bit so I will be here lots!!!

    Come visit me also !:)

    Loads of hugs!


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