"What we see depends mainly on what we look for." ~Sir John Lubbock

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Free Tibet

Made from a found (electrical?) panel door--bent and dented! Also, found washers, scrap wood piece, can lids, scrap wire, native Kumeyaay clay beads, turquoise-dyed stone beads, ceramic beads, images from a calendar and Dalai Lama photo image, acrylic.

~18"x 18 1/2"

Subject, I'm assuming it's self-explanatory :) Along with the message, this is a heartfelt gift made for my husband :)

Close up of woven image of "Maitreya" Buddha of Universal Love.

"His religion is kindness." Peace and compassion for Tibet :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Creativity Everyday Challenge

I just joined Leah Kolidas' Creativity Everyday Challenge! Won't you join me? Express your creative self...in anyway you choose :) It's a fun, low pressure way to commit yourself to your creative process and have fun. January's theme is: BODY


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Gazing Jar

Once completed, I found myself gazing into this jar, the flipped image reflected in the suspended glass ball draws me in. I thought it might make a great gazing/meditation jar for personal reflection or to just plain escape!

Legends abound about the mysterious powers of gazing balls for example, staring into a globe may create an experience of "oneness" with the universe. In addition to bringing about happiness, good luck, and prosperity, gazing globes were thought to ward off evil in many forms, from spirits and witches, to illness and misfortune. Perhaps these were symbolic in nature--if you find yourself staring into the globe, you can see anyone/anything coming, nothing can sneak up on you!

Made with a thrift store jar, found glass ball, wire, glass beads, Sharpie embellishments.