I can’t fully explain why, but there’s the adorable little frog, a strong, hard-working hand, a challenging friendship, and a lot of details and emotions and back-story that are mine alone and could not be shared even if I wanted to. But I love everything about this simple yet so multi-layed photo.
I’ve had an Etsy store for a while now, and I’ve been really enjoying making art and jewelry from bones. Most of the bones were from animals that died naturally or were, sadly, roadkill that friends of mine brought me. I enjoy taking something sad and turning the beauty of bone into art. I’ve always loved bones, they’re like biological sculpture, and I just make them a little more……..unique and sparkly 🙂
Those of you who are Dune fans like me (I still have my 1987 edition of the Dune Encyclopedia. Yep, you’re jealous 😉 ) will remember the “Litany Against Fear” that Paul used to face his fears.
I have a fantastic therapist now, he’s the best I’ve ever seen (and man I have met some stinkers), and he gives homework assignments each week, each with a purpose, each tailored to the client, and this last session he gave me an assignment to create my own Litany Against Fear, because he knows that most of my life I have allowed myself to be paralyzed by all the worst-case scenarios in my head, all the horrible what-ifs, freaking myself out with made up fear to the point where I can’t do anything. Some of you probably understand that habit all too well.
So here is my Litany Against Fear, created, of course, as both message and art (I love that he knows to incorporate art into my homework whenever possible)
Here is the fundraising campaign for the art installation my team wants to build and bring to Burning Man this year. I’m so happy and proud to be part of such a cool project, and our lead, the lady who came up with the idea in the first place, is both a theater artist and a science teacher. so this project is such a big piece of her heart and the topics she loves. It won’t just be art, it’ll also be an interactive educational space where we will host lectures and classes, and I think it will be absolutely wonderful if we can get our funding and bring our baby to the desert. Please check out the link and see what you think 🙂