This post will be kind of random, but quite honest and something I think is important for me to write, mostly because it has to do with my work.
I moved to Spain 6 months ago, time flies and this last week I realized a lot of things about the way I behave, I am a seeker by nature, I like goals, and running, fighting for them, I have so many plans and so many ideas it can be overwhelming at times and it becomes hard to do just that one thing.
I think every now and then it is important, to take a vacation.
Not the margarita in your hand and the sand in your feet kind of vacation, but a vacation from your mind, a little while to clean and arrange, I see it as a big room filled with things, that closet that you stuff and stuff things in and can’t open the door because it will all fall off on top of you.
I need time to put some shelves, to sweep and arrange it all, how? I need time for myself, I need time to discover my new home, to find new favorite places, to go for infinite walks without thinking I have to be in the post office at 5.
I love making jewelry, I am not afraid to admit that I need to make jewelry too, when I sit down to work the world stops, nothing is more important than what my hands are doing in that moment, how this wire is bent, how something fits, details, when I am not working I feel a little empty.
As of late I’ve been working a lot and I mean a LOT, and the mornings are not what they used to be, how scary when things become stressful, and I know, I know stress in work, “Wow! welcome to the world Nat” but hey! if I can change it, I will and I need to take some time to fall in love with my work again, to pour into it without any pressure, I need it to make a living, it is my only income, so taking my “Vacation” is literally a gift to myself, without thinking of next week, without thinking of what will happen as hard as that might be, I think for me to love what I do is the most important thing, I don’t want it to become something shallow, if you purchase something from me I would like it to mean something for both of us, for me when making it, for you when wearing it.
I could tell you so many stories of people asking me to make something specific, they don’t give me a design but a story, and that is a beautiful thing, jewelry not just as a plain adornment but jewelry as a reminder, as a memory as something special and meaningful to you.
That is the jewelry I want to make, and that is why I need time.
My shop will be closed for a little while, but I will be making jewelry, so you will certainly see some here or in Facebook.
Thank you for reading!