Introducing my latest completed work: A water drop shaped end table! My first completely made by me table. Much was learned but think it came out pretty great. Also my first mosaic using zentangle type patterning. Would love to do more of both!
The top is encased in resin for smooth surface and dimensions are 29.5 x 19 x 25 inches in height with adjustable feet.
Sold! Very interested in making more tables, just let me know and can figure out the perfect one for you! ...
Remember my painting “CHAR?” She’s getting her own wall space as a mural in the form of a Phonenix that I’ll finish live at the “Taste of Uptown” this Wed eve with the help of women and children living at the Sylvia Center homeless shelter. 😍 This is wood panel # 1 of 14 that my guy, Bill will install on the wall for me. I’ll share progress shots in my IG story if you want to follow along. So stoked for this! Swing by on Wed if you can! Love to see y’all there. 🖤 ...
📷: Repost from last year. Still so accurate.
Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
One of the most extraordinary things about us as human beings is our ability to transcend loss, death, and despair. Through these experiences we weave our life’s stories, stories woven of faith and strength, and existential expedition… Stories that are stunning, unclassifiable, uncommonly romantic...that seep into the crevices of our psyche, and settle into our bones, and flow through our blood with the Kintsugi of our love.
During our journey through loss when our fragile hearts shatter, we are incapable of recognizing what it is here to teach us and what the next graduation is supposed to look like in our life. And then slowly, memories return on warm summer nights and short winter days to remind us of the beauty from those fleeting moments, beauty in the turning seasons, beauty in transcendence. And our hearts begin to mend with our own unique flawed cracks now transformed into little rivers of gold. This kind of transcendence is life’s built-in way of ensuring we filter out what’s not worthy, and teaches us to recognize how the fragmented experiences that people our lives lead to something much grander than the sum of its parts.
📷: orig photo by @DavidSabat ; digital edits by yours truly ...