Thursday, September 2, 2010

let them grow...

Once upon a time I sent you here:

Some day after that, I was listening to the song and on a whim looked up the lyrics.

And I will tell you that the timing was one of those things. You know. I was open to really listen at this moment. In this mess of change and uncertainty and trying to figure things out all over again, I clung to every word and phrase.

And this is kind of how it's always been with me and music. I can listen to a song a hundred times, and when 101 comes around something clicks that didn't before.

So, over the next few days, while I was chewing it all over and feeling very light because of my new found life inspiration, I thought this needed to be made into a more tangible form.

Sometimes things just need to be touched.

As a sidenote, I used to feel like this a lot. Invincible. Like I could take on the world and do anything. I'm not going to go into the cliches of my sense of wonder and hopefulness and big dreams moving aside to making way for adulthood and growing up, because I refuse to go there.

I like to know that I can still feel this way. And that everything is temporary, like this feeling of being stuck and stagnant. The man hasn't gotten me down yet.

Besides, I say "goddamnit" among other things way too much to be an upstanding member of society.

I just wanted to give you a little background to where this necklace came from.

sterling, aquamarine, labradorite, rutilated quartz, cotton

tie strings to cloudsmake your own lake - let it flow
throw seeds to sprout
make your own break - let them grow
go do, you'll know how to
just let yourself, give into flood tide

Anyway, this is where I am with my work right now. I have piles upon piles of paper, folded into quadrants, covered in scribbled words and sketched metal. I'm hoping to make more in this series. This one will be in the shop soon -- I just need to hold onto it for a few days!


Anonymous said...

As far as I know, that is one of your best pieces that I have see. It really has WOW factor!

jessi sawyer said...

Thank you, Martha! I'm so happy with how it turned out and I really can't wait to get working on the next ones :)

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you are inspired. Go for it!