Friday, September 16, 2016

ON VACATION - Fall break - Shop news

You guys, after long work days, dozens of cat portraits and cake toppers and late night jogs later, to clear my senses under the waxing gibbous, I am finally off to my oh so loved autumn break. Please note, the shop will be open, however shipping the orders will be restarted on the 26th September, when I will be back at the studio.

Custom orders due will be shipped out on Monday the 19th, so no worries. Everything is on point, I made sure of that. So please note, orders placed 16-25 September will start shipping out on 26 September. Until then, I will not be answering emails, as I like to take a little break also from the online world over my holidays. Thanks a bunch for understanding!

I will probably be writing about it afterwards, but just as a little teaser what I can already share is that my holidays are usually a little peculiar, and this one starts out with an Abraham-Hicks seminar held in Rome. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about it! Those to whom the name rings familiar can probably relate to that feeling right now. (doing the happy dance as I am writing this)

And to make up for my absence I'd love to offer you a: coupon code of 15% off all orders placed between 16-25 September. Just enter LOVEFALL15 at checkout! Shop HERE!

Thank you for supporting my dream!
See you soon.

Monday, September 12, 2016

What's new?

What can I say, I've been a busy bee, creating new jewelry for you lovely ladies to devour. And I must add, I had a blast test-wearing them. Here's a small sneak peek.

Shop new earrings (and more) HERE.

Friday, September 9, 2016

welcoming new stockists

I am excited to announce, that there will be two new shops carrying a selection of my pieces in the United States. So if you live in or around Forestdale, MA head over to Wish Gift Co. for some kittiliciousness, or hop in to Let's Put A Bird On It in Aptes, CA to see my marbled geometric jewelry from the Matsumaini collection.

Pretty cool, right?
Each day I wake to do what I love, I am humbled by the power of the internet. This big tangled web that makes communication, seeking and reaching out to any part of the world so easy is the everyday miracle that we often take for granted. I am so grateful for those super smart folks who make it all happen.
And yes I know what you might be thinking right now, like everything that is material is a two sided dagger, that can harm or heal; so it is always up to us, which side we line up with...

If I learned something through running a business, is that the resources available are to be used mindfully. Conscious action is vital to a free flow.

Thank you for your support, you guys. You make the possibility of living my dream a reality, I am reminded of this with every breath I take...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

simple thoughts

I am astonished day after day, how the simple act of questioning beliefs and convictions can change my life and shift the old to something brand new. Something that is true now. In this very moment.
You know, some teachings have been around for so, so very long, and yet for the most part they are overrated beyond measure, and yet we, as a society, we keep them alive for the sake of tradition. A better word to use would be dogma. Ego-centric and fear-based, just like any field that is incapable of progress.

On all occasions, also now, some of my simplest and seemingly isolated thoughts emerge from worlds of stories under the surface... And a tiny part of the story behind the few lines above naturally rose after a wedding ceremony I attended over this past weekend. I have never been to an Orthodox wedding event before, so everything that had happened and that was said came like a cold shower just now, with no drops of cold water to caution me prior to it.

Religion. Such a delicate subject. And truth be told, I hesitated when thinking about posting this.
Not because I am in any way scared to stand up for my emotions and my beliefs, but because in this era of opinions I often find grace in withdrawing from expressing one out loud. I simply don't find it reasonable to waste words on trying to convince others of my truth.

And yet, the impulse seems so strong, it is obvious it would not rest until it hit those letters on the keyboard.

So. Religion. Any religion for that matter.
I playfully acknowledge the rigid feel of superiority in all of them. All of them claiming their superiority with a humble head bow that masks a certain amount of hypocrisy, offering merely partial answers for those burning questions in the hearts of their followers, creating a serious duality between the divine and the human. No wonder so many misunderstand the core values and the simplest of laws in the universe...

I feel myself easily swept into philosophical paragraphs, but the point of this post will only come clean if I stick to the essence of my initial message. So let me curl back to it. Overrated-ness is a keyword. The different religious beliefs. Rigid, prehistoric behaviour. Where it is thought that a woman needs to serve her husband. Serve. In its most literal meaning. In the "serve and shut the hell up" type of sense. I was shocked. To hear this in the 21st century. Where men and women align for human rights, for compassion and for kindness. For equality. For equal rights and fair implementation of these.

It was not the first time. And it is by no means a unique example, or a single topic. I have many from the most personal to the most global ones. And here we stand on the brink of religious teachings, in this glorious 21st century with a soul full of questions and uncertainties, and in the same time a soul filled with answers and gratitude.

And the laws of the Univers are simpler than that which the religiously conditioned mind can conceive.

In the end, being a compassionate human being, lacking the woman-man-muslim-hindu-christian-good-bad-tall-fat-etc. labels, is the essence of our existence. We exist now and continue to exist on this planet because we are capable of progress. Questioning wether what we say, what we do, why we said or did that which resulted is the most important spring of life. And the easiest judge of the outcome are our feelings. They never lie, because the source within us (yes, within US!) will never fail to be the truest and most honest guide, governing our souls.

There! Five paragraphs that will make almost no sense to most of you out there. But there will be a tiny percent of you old souls, who will stumble upon this post in the right timing and allow yourselves to be carried away to the tangled strings of thoughts in my mind through these few lines, and see beyond words. I salute you!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Bye-bye summer, hello fall

Somehow once we reach mid-August I already start to feel the fall vibe, the air thickens and life starts to get a slower pace. Everything gets done. Though my work-pace rapidly increases and balancing life and running a business seems logically impossible, and still... against all odds, with a calm heart and a centered soul the pieces all fall into their place. It's the magic of  the fall season, I like to think. The most beautiful of them all... Seasoned with soups and stews, topped with scrumptious cookies and pies, what is not to love about it. I won't even go into the boots, knitted socks, long shirts and cardigans subject, I think I've made my point without that one anyway.

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