BJD Creations – Blog
What inspires me…?
laughter, people, smells, memories, so many
hundreds of things! It would be easier to list
what does not inspire me.
There is music, art, creation and inspiration in
every breath we inhale and exhale, in every
moment, in every occurrence of our lives. You
just have to be aware and alert to what brings
you joy, happiness and fulfillment and seek
those things, those people, and those places.
I notice objects, small pieces of the “big
picture” instead of the whole picture. Whenever
I look at objects, I try to imagine what else
they could be, how they could be reinvented,
repurposed. Isn’t that what life really means?
The footprint we leave on the early when we
depart is all important. We need to look for
ways to reinvent and repurpose ourselves, our
talents, and our influence in order to leave a
happy footprint that walks on toward the light
long after we’re gone.
May 12, 2015
Always be open to receive ideas and
I was shopping for a lipstick at a chain store last
week. I happened to be wearing a necklace with a large
bronze dragonfly - similar to the one pictured here.
It had been a long work day, very busy as is the norm in
my office. My only thoughts while waiting my turn in
line to pay for my lipstick were getting my tight shoes
off as soon as I walked in my home. I'd had them on 14
hours at this point.
When it was finally my turn to pay for my purchase, the
sales assistant gasped and asked me where I bought my
necklace. I told her I didn't buy it. I made it. She
asked if I'd make her one with light colored beads on
the chain, a pink stone and the large dragonfly. Tears
welled up in her eyes. I noticed she was wearing a small
dragonfly necklace and commented on it. She said her
sister recently died of breast cancer and dragonflies
were her favorite symbol. So, my necklace especially
caught her eye and brought her sister to mind.
When I delivered her necklace to her a few days later,
she hugged me tight, looked toward the heavens and said
she loved the necklace. She said her sister would've
loved it too.
This is why I make jewelry!!