January is for simple pleasures. Stripped of the visual chaos of the holidays, it’s time for a return to the beauty in the everyday. Simplicity is evocative, there is richness in the editing and paring back. It requires stillness sometimes to see.
It is also the time in the shadows that help us observe. January’s are quiet and there are opportunities to slow down, light the candle, cook a beautiful meal, and take time to read. These simple pleasures define me. I am the most creative when I have been still. This is why I crave these post-holiday winter months.
Even in stillness, there is movement.
Sometimes it takes time for the molecules of change to shift form.
Even when it feels like nothing is happening, transformation is taking place.
An edited, simple palate does not mean an aversion to strong pieces. One high-karat gold piece draws all the attention. Its richness glistens. Sometimes the more the merrier and sometimes admiring a piece in isolation is all you need. I always dreamt of a perfect sculptural bangle. It took years and a career shift to create the one that I wanted. Elegant, substantial, quietly complex….all my buzz words. These design tenets are used in all that I create.
I love Dolly Parton. She once said, “There’s no such thing as too much glitter.” And dammit if it doesn’t work beautifully for her! My version of “glitter” requires a bit less effort and I only hope that I wear my authenticity as well as she does. The lesson is you do you, wear your i seira pieces alone, layer them up and create your own series. This is the beauty in personal adornment.