November 6, 2012
This year has been quite a challenge on a personal and professional note. A twin sister diagnosed with cancer in middle December 2011 made Christmas a strange affair. She is joyfully cancer free now. To myself under going two operations. The last one seeing me only back to work on the 5th November since the 17th October, day after my birthday. What a pressie that was. On the work side I decided a creative project was just what I needed. I commenced the One a day every day for a year project on the 13th April 2012. It requires me to make a ring every day for a year. Inspired the “One a day” by Marthe Le Van. I am now regrettably a little behind thanks to the past few weeks. Little did I know what a task it was going to be. But with the support of my amazing partner, my family, friends and most importantly students and working colleague I am getting through it. I officially reached halfway on the 11th October. Plain sailing from now on I predict. Hopefully. Wish me luck.
Go see the project http://oneadayeverydayforayear.tumblr.com
Or better still come try a class http://www.elementalstudio.co.za/contact
May the creative spirit grab you, gently though.
September 14, 2009
I’ve been laid up in bed for a week after a minor op and subsequently experienced a rare and wonderful thing. Uninterrupted time to ponder aspects of my life, my work, my friends, the world (quite a biggie). And have come to the conclusion that life today is madness! Not just for me but for all concerned. The pace that we live our lives and the stress we are under is unprecedented, seems to be a lot of “uns” in this blog. I was sleeping on average 16 hours a day, I mean I know healing requires sleep but 16 hours! I have decided to take a break from my stressed self. No more flying around from place to place. No more grabbing things to eat at lunchtime. No more eating lunch at my bench or in my car. No more setting myself unrealistic time frames within which to complete work. In short no more madness, self induced luckily enough. Time to dream, time to nurture my creativity, time to listen to myself and those around me. Time to look around and see beauty instead of things to worry about. Simplify, relaxation, nature. I’m feeling calm again and wish to keep this feeling for as long as possible. Care to join me?
April 10, 2009
This is the first blog from Elemental Studio, hmmmm what to write?
A jewellery design business specialising in fantastically creative designs, customised pieces and a school where students can learn the art of goldsmithing and explore their creativity.
Come and see.