Saturday, June 16, 2007

kiss the ground

Debbie is my high school best friend and as luck has it after 27 years we still completely understand and support each other! She sent me the most inspiring hart felt gift yesterday in the mail! I just booked my air ticket to film the book at the end of July, then after I am done with the book I will spend a week with Debbie in Chicago at her bead shop Bella Luna.

(amazing gift from Deb)

The timing of this piece is perfect! As the jewelry for my books is being created I need to be reminded that Art has always been a part of my life and that I am so Lucky that the beauty I do is my art and being surrounded by so many supportive creative souls in my life.
So much of what we do as artist is done in solitude, inside our heads is a life all its own... Some say I work best under presser and dead lines... well at this point I must say there has been times that I have wanted to run from all these dead lines and never look at another trinket or bead. There was a fear ,but over this last week my path has become more clear and I see the sun shining and I don't want to run I want to enjoy each day and embrace this creative process of creating this book.
So with pliers in hand and wire scrapes all around me the trinkets are starting to tell me just what they want to become and what beads they want to play with and the process is starting to open up in front of me and I have found a safe space where my fear is far behind me at last!

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.



Catherine said...

Yay Ruth! I get to comment first! What a gorgeous gift. My colors again!

Just keep working, you'll be done soon, and remember to "Rock on!"

I am so happy to be part of your life!

Bejeweled said...

What a beautiful "art" bracelet!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and beautiful gift from your friend!!!

Beth M :)

Patti G. said...

Ruth, Debbie gave you a gorgeous gift!!!!!! It is stunning and fitting for you! I hope you realize that YOU are meant to art, bead and create! I see the outpouring of YOU when I see your artistic creations! Never run from your talents dollie! They are God given........and we all LOVE that you share them with us!

Mary lin said...

I discovered your blog from Fibre & Stitch and am so HAPPY that I did! I love your work! The gift from your friend, Deb, is really beautiful! How blessed you are!

Shari said...

I hope that I might have the pleasure of meeting you in person while you are in the Chicagoland area. Please let me know the details as the time gets closer.
-shari schneider

Judy said...

How exciting about having such a great friend, getting such a nice piece and travelling to do your book. Godd luck Ruth, hope all goes perfectly for you, you deserve it.

Jes said...

LOL!!! Only YOU would have a best friend that owns a bead shop!

Davina said...

Great work.