30 April 2011

changes

 'the ground submits to the sky and suffers whatever comes.
tell me, is the earth worse for giving in like that?'
~ rumi

as water causes reactions with the elements, creating a weathered beauty of patina and texture... so too do tears, adding depth and beauty to our souls...


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tears that follow the contours of the face, 
as droplets on branches, leaves & rock faces...
leaving behind changes for better or for worse (or even just because)... 
adding the color of joy and grief to our souls... 
pressing us to gratitude for being able to feel these things at all... 

22 comments:

  1. Great texture and color!I am holding some beadcaps for you in my etsy shop.

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  2. Wow, that thick patina is amazing! Like you swam down to the Titanic and gathered those relics yourself! That necklace is wonderful--I love the mobile-like way you assembled the rings, and then balanced the paddle with the clear drop.

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  3. WOW more amazing patina, I love it!

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  4. So beautiful Marie! Love the patina, shapes.

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  5. Lovely and weathered...like some of us! :)

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  6. So gorgeous!!!!
    Can you imagine what life would be like without tears? How to express all that emotion?

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  7. Amazing texture and color on those earrings, I love it.
    jenni

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  8. I love the colors and the look of the rusted barb wire! Beautiful!

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  9. Oh my word! I love the rust and patina! Gorgeous.

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  10. What can I say? These are stunning pieces over flowing with emotion.

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  11. These earrings are soooo cool!!Love them!!Hugs,Cat

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  12. MJ- the textures of these creation are so unique. I love the rusty look- and the way those droplets hang from the circles. Your style is like no others- your creations take my breath away--
    Viki

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  13. Gorgeous, thick patina. Truly amazing. Your writing it a joy to read, also! Thank you.

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  14. Love that patina green and the pieces.

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  15. I love the color in them! so pretty.

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  16. you and the patinas are really clicking! that tear drop one is so brilliant...like looking at raindrops making ripples and rings on the water.
    xo
    e

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  17. Mary Jane, these are amazing and the words that go with them. I needed these thoughts with me today. Thank you !

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  18. Love these .... and the words too.

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  19. such beauty found in these pieces and such soul found in your words ... you are at the end of one phase and at the beginning of another, perchance?

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