The power of your mind is amazing!
Do you ever feel like life moves too quickly? Like you pour so much into helping others you neglect your own physical, mental and emotional needs?
Do you tend to lose touch with personal goals over time?
These are just a few reasons why I do what I do.
Research shows that engaging all the senses helps embed strong memories, and that visualisation alone can improve actual physical performance!
I create wearable art infused with meaning and specifically designed to support your goals to slow down and breathe deeply; drink more water, say no more often... whatever it is that you want to be doing more of.
The line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.
- Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
History and life experience teaches that every one of us is capable of doing and saying harmful things when we're not well, when under pressure, or when we've been hurt ourselves.
Most of us live in communities and if we stay in negative hurtful states for long we can impact many people - from those closest to us to the unsuspecting shop assistant who unfairly cops a mouthful. To say nothing of the damage we do to ourselves with negative self talk!
I believe we have a responsibility to nurture our own selves, and this in turn helps us to have a stronger, more positive impact on the lives of those around us.
Metal artist and one woman show, I was raised in West Australia but now call the East home. As a girl I would pore over my Dad's geology books, fascinated by the richness of pure gold, the skill of ancient metalsmiths and complexities of crystal structures. Lingering on each page, I'd imagine which treasures I would choose for myself. I'd clean my aunties' engagement rings for the pleasure of handling them and still have some tiny raw garnets that I picked out of rock with my nails!
I studied silversmithing in high school but followed a scholarship to study History, Literature and Politics on the other side of the country. This led to rewarding career opportunities for which I am profoundly grateful. But the creative question at my core went unanswered. I tried beading, pottery and cake decorating, but they didn't scratch the itch.
I presumed jewellery making was beyond me until I discovered Precious Metal Clay in 2012 and realised I could make basic pieces without the full range of equipment. I quickly came up against design limitations however and had to choose - let it go or go all in. In the electric calm before a summer storm I decided I would live the way I hope my kids will - balancing 'adulting' with the pursuit of my childhood passion.
As both an intuitive and analytical thinker I move between the two domains while never entirely belonging to either. This duality has defined my life, and my artistic expression, from my earliest memories. Luminous designs are a reflection with my fascination with the the interplay of competing and complementary tensions - thinking versus feeling; lightness and darkness; hot versus cold, planning versus improvising. These concepts swirl through me, inspiring my craft and my own path towards discovery and healing. In my Canberran workshop I hand-forge unique wearable art infused with positive, supportive energy with the intention to help others on their own journey of self discovery and growth.