Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Words Have Meaning

I recently joined a group called the Artists Synchroblog.  We are a group that will post every other month about a common subject.  In other months we will be doing a Pinterest Project and blog about it.  This months topic is Words Have Meaning.

I often include words and phrases in my work.  I create a piece that speaks to me and am always happy when it finds the person it is meant for.  When someone comes up to my booth and picks up a piece it is great when a look comes over their face as they "get it".  I know then that this will be a touch stone in their life.  When they wear it .. or gift it to a loved one... they will have that reminder of the meaning behind the words.

The piece talking to me right now is this cuff:

It says... cherish your story...think about it.. Our lives all have a story.  Sometimes the story is happy, joyful, wonderful.  Those are the times we all call the good times.  And yes, they are great.  But it is the part of our story that is made up of the challenges, difficulties, and hardships that we often forget to cherish.  All the parts of your story go into making you who you are today.  

Think about it like a recipe... really good chocolate always needs a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor.  Lemonade tastes better with some sugar.  The yin and yang.

So remember.. cherish your story.  As my wonderful husband said to me when we first got together and I told him the not so perfect and pretty part of my story - "I hate that you had to go through that, but it made you who you are now.  And that is the person I love"  

Please take the time to visit the rest of the participants in this blog hop:


  1. Oh my gosh - totally awesome words and so completely true!!!! I always encourage people to embrace their lives as a whole. Like the theme song from the Facts of Life - you take the good you take the bad....
    Really enjoyed reading your post!

  2. I love the analogy to recipes - so true!

  3. Awesome post! And I love what you said -- cherish your story. It's so cool how you incorporate that into your jewelry. And I just love what your husband said to you. So so sweet!

    Nice to meet you! I'm a new "follower" of your blog, and look forward to reading your posts to come! Happy Synchroblogging!

  4. Lynnea, this is just excellent - we are continually encouraged to forget the 'not so pretty' stuff or to 'leave it behind'. How can we do that and remain whole??? It is wondrous how you imbue your jewelry with this inclusive thought process. I struggle with that, so it really inspires me. Thank you so much for the lift today - I surely needed it.

  5. I'm also part of the focus on life blogposts.. this weeks theme is reminisce...I think your bracelet would be perfectand it's lovely .. What's it made out of?


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