1/22/12

So happy to be able to show you what I've finally finished! A favorite necklace of mine just listed in my shop-- with only one other like it having been made before. "La Nuit" -- night time bell flowers to honor the deep mysteries of the evening. The chain inspired by the long segmented legs of crane flys and surveyors measuring chain...  The necklace hangs delicately around the neck and looks so lovely against bare skin..  Made entirely by hand of sterling silver, and ending in my signature twig toggle clasp.
Thanks for stopping by--wishing you all a wonderful weekend....

1/8/12

                                                alliance of Shiva and Vishnu.. training the apprentice
                                   meditation on the possible and necessary balance of things
                                                  the three gunas or conditions of existence
                                                meditation on the endless dance of energy
                                           reference to Kali goddess of death and destruction
                                                              Kali's 28 dazzling tongues
            another depiction of the three gunas in natural ascension from darkness through fire to light
                    pure consciousness ( the purer the consciousness the bluer and clearer the sky )

A most amazing sequence of paintings from anonymous Hindu devotees ( a practice dating back to the 17th century )-- depicting states of being-- compiled in a book by Franck Andre Jamme titled Tantra Song.  I thought if you haven't seen these, I should share them with you. They are so stunningly simple and immediately powerful. Hope you enjoy and best wishes to all for a wonderful 2012 ahead!