How Inspiration Strikes
To be honest, the inspiration for this upcoming collection came from the stones themselves.
I’ve mentioned before that my rocks talk to me. So, that’s where I usually go first. I had purchased some moonstones a while back and was enthralled with their sparkle and depth.
I loved them so much that I hung them on my desk light above my work bench so we could hang out. As I sat with them I got the distinct feeling that they wanted to be included in a collection that had something to do with the divine feminine. They’re very on trend, these mighty little stones.
You can see where we started. Neither of us were feeling it until about the 8th sketch. Then, bam! There it was.
As I continue to work on the collection it has me thinking about women’s issues. How we give so much power to what we see in the mirror because of what we’ve lived our entires lives hearing about our appearance.
I started to feel sad and disappointed because I knew that these gems wanted to be uplifting, and I felt that I was failing them with my thoughts
Disney Villains are More Interesting
Then I remembered, part of the problem that we, as women, have taken on is exactly what I was doing. Trying to ignore that there ARE issues, and putting on that smile that is expected of us.
Oh, no, no, no. I couldn’t have that. That’s when I heard the evil queen chime with a “Mwuahahahaha. I have just what you need.”
I decided to dive into the duality that we all have inside us, and harness the power of the evil queen with some poisoned apples and berries.
I know. Taking a little darker turn, yes? But if you think about it, the villains are usually more interesting, aren’t they?
As I worked I wondered why that was. The only thing I could come up with was that I think we secretly long to be able to do some of the shit that they do. I mean, set our sights on something and go for it without having to hold back. Show the world the power that we have inside us because whether good, or bad, we’re pretty damn powerful.
I can’t wait to show you how the next phase is shaping up!