Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Hello Fall!

*I had meant to post in September! But this got lost in the shuffle!*

Hello friends!

I'm sorry that it's been so long; but I needed a bit of a departure from my blog to focus on the beautiful summer weather and the many tasks we had to accomplish. 

I thought that it would be nice to reconnect, and every time the season changes It gives me pause to reflect;  sort out what's working; what isn't and where to focus my energies.

Today marks the first full day that we spent in our new home! A full year ago we drove up in our massive moving truck, car in tow and took a long look at our new home. It really felt just like a dream; and still does in many ways.

We spent the summer working on the house, working away in our studios and exporing the province with lots of road trips.  It is so nice to have immediate access to the ocean; the forests and hiking trails; and despite all of the work that needed to be done; we wanted to see a lot of our new home province this summer and enjoy the weather.

I am however, missing a lot of things about my home (t.) and my community there; and loving a lot about my lost and found/abandoned home (ns)...it's definitely been an interesting experience. Mixed feelings and all of the feels with the non stop intensity of the last year.

I've always felt more comfortable in urban environments...and as an introvert really miss the comfort and company of the streets of Toronto.  It's like the charasmatic, troubled bff you can't quit; when it's time to move on.
I completely miss the quiet in that chaos; but something I never anticipated was the calm that was to come from being here.

That calm is something that I wasn't really ready for,  but turned out to be the biggest gift of this entire experience. I could have never anticipated the impact that background stress was having on me; all of the experienced;  yet
unacknowledged background noise that would eventually shrink to a dull hum.  I am so happy to report that my shoulders are almost back to a more natural position; and my neck barely hurts anymore. 

But time to work!

I've been developing some new work for my fall/winter 2016 line and will be posting soon.
I have been trying to work on more one of a kind pieces; and have been a bit more playful in the studio which has been fun.  

I've been obsessed with large, statement earrings; bold strong pieces that are a departure from the teeny, minimalist stud earrings that I spend a lot of my time making.

I have been combining rough, black tourmaline with freshwater coin pearls, smooth pebble forms combined with irregular shapes and the scale is quite a bit larger.

Here are some photos is of what I've been developing and working on...as well as the world I find myself in...
hope you enjoy....and want to know; how do you find calm in your world? What's your secret? Report below :)