One of the most beautiful things about life is that all the small things are examples of the bigger picture. For example. Breathing. We take in oxygen, what we need to live, and we exhale carbon dioxide, what isn't needed to live. In fact, if we don't rid ourselves of carbon dioxide, we die.
Our body has the advantage of knowing just what we need to do. When we are born, instincts tell us to breath. What about our emotional and spiritual need to breath? Does that instinct come with us at birth? Have we learned to numb it down to please others? Has our fear of what the masses will think ruined our ability to REALLY breathe?
I think, no matter what, it's important to take in new lessons, new opportunities for freedom and growth, while remembering to exhale the things that are negative, the things that will make our soul die. That is my ethos. That is where I've chosen to firmly stand in 2018. None of us deserves to hold our breath, not for one moment.
I've been asked a few times if I feel my art is 'magical.' I believe that creating something through hardwork, dedication, spirit, tenacity, creativity, talent, something with two hands that takes on a life on of its own, that others connect with, is the closest thing we have on this earth to magic. Creation is magic, pure and simple, whether it's creating a loving home, a child, or art from your two hands, that's magic. Magic is awe. It's that feeling you can't define. It's that unknown thing in the seemingly empty space of our needs and wants. So is my artwork magical!? Fuck yes. My amulets are magical. Just in the same way you are magical too. In everything you do, that isn't based on your instinct to eat, sleep, and expell, magic lies there. The things you do that make you not just a human, but a person, yeah, that's fucking magic.
Thank you for sharing in my magical pieces and my magical journey. I'm honored to be surrounded and inspired by the magic of all of you...
To many more breaths and exhales! 🙌