I promised I'd share some of the projects I created during SouLodge and this is the first. We were directed to make a medicine pouch but I wanted to design something that I could wear to work as a constant reminder to slow down, to breathe, and to stop worrying...about everything. Honestly, if someone doesn't show up for an exhibit change, then we just have bare walls for awhile, or, as happened recently, when an artist cannot make it to teach a Jr Artists class, well, then I can do it. I guess that's the benefit of being an artist as I coordinate these programs. I have to remember that I put the most pressure on myself to do everything perfectly and that nothing I do is life or death. So, this was my creation...a long, dangling pendant using stones that appeal to me and a solid perfume that I made myself using beeswax, almond oil, vanilla and pomegranate. It works wonders. It really is quite amazing - I was quite frustrated last week and as I sat down at the desk, the scent from the locket wafted up and made me smile. As I play with the weight of the stones while I wear it, it makes me happy. I guess this really is my medicine pouch.
AIRdirondack Art Project