“We all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls.” -Robert R. McGammon
My husband is very into gems and I’m into birth goddess sculpting, so I recently put the two together and experimented with making one of my sculptures in a small version to use as a pendant and I incorporated two gems into my “design.” Alaina wanted to grab and chew on her of course and so I let her, thinking it was good product “testing”–after approximately zero minutes the pink gem was gone and was not located again until I found it in the bottom of the washing machine after doing a load of diapers…
(don’t worry, I’d already replaced it with a new stone and glued this one in)
Today, I had a “vision” of a new series I’d like to make using gems representing the four elements. Then, I thought of another necklace and then remembered I want to make one of my original style sculptures for a blessingway this week. All told, I somehow imagined making FIFTEEN new sculptures today! I didn’t end up making any (I had grading to do and other work in my online class as well as laundry by the truckload and Christmas shopping to do online), but I did pick out the gems and I know what I want to make! Hopefully, more photos will follow of those…
Post update several years later: I noticed recently that this image is one that turns up in the top of google search results for “birth goddess pendant.” Since I originally made this sculpture and the post about it, we’ve greatly developed our skill in making birth goddess pendants and they are quite a bit more refined than the picture above!
You are an artist.