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Inspiration Came after Work this week

   
Let’s start at the end. Pictured above is Ramona Falls. It worked out to be an 8 mile hike today. As you can see, the payoff was worth the work. The view, the woods, and the mist cleared my head after a relatively busy work week. 

This glorious beauty above is labradorite. The extra flashy cabochon is set with sterling silver on a shimmering sterling rope chain. Get it Here.    

For the first time in my life I am working on things that will pay off 2,3,4,5 months down the line. That said, this week had me busting my butt to make painted pet portraits for the first luxury pet shop to carry my line, FOR PAWS In Portland, Oregon.  I also worked on some Star Wars themed pieces that will hang for a May the 4th… event, but you can get first dibs on these two right now!  

The Rebel Leia / 8×8″ acrylic on wood, $60

 

My very favorite Star Wars character, “Ahsoka Tano” acrylic on board, framed / 8×10″ $75
  

 If you don’t find yourself in Portland and are unable to snag some of my popular pet earrings at For Paws, never fear! You can commission me to make your very own!  
In addition to the Star Wars pieces I also made 3 science fiction themed pieces for another group show including Lovely Faye Valentine above! 

All of these creations and more kept me quite busy all week, but don’t expect a slow-down. I have 3 more shows in May to prepare for as well as a whole lot of jewelry to create so that my site stays fresh! Stay tuned! And feel free to shout out any and all special requests you might have. I try to accommodate everyone.  


A little on “negativity”

I have been told my whole life that I am negative. My parents spoke to me with biting sarcasm and wit from a very young age and it set right in. I experienced a great deal of death and loss early on in my life and was a victim of my father’s abuse and neglect. I can’t say that I feel this caused my negativity. In fact, many pictures of me before the real hard times came show a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders, a sad or troubled look upon my face. I cannot say why. I do know that it hurt whenever a person would call me out on my “negative” attitude and it still does today.

  
Turn Dark to Light with this glorious labradorite piece.

I feel that many of those people who shout so loudly about staying positive and upbeat are the first people who drop the friendship ball, who are so self-absorbed or wrapped up in their world of make believe that they don’t notice the trail of former friends they have behind them. 

  
To all things, there Must be balance. Citrine and Amethyst.

I try every day to find the good, to not be so harsh and judgemental, to not call so much attention to annoyances or dark things, but I often fail. I typically think that my responses are funny and know that many times they are not received that way. I and those closest to me know the real me, know what’s under all the layers of hurt, fear, insecurity and frustration. I hope to one day shine that light inside me outward and I hope that in my future enlightened state I don’t judge those around me who aren’t quite there yet, because when one does that – they show just how unevolved they truly are.

  
Free your heart from hatred.” That’s what I feel I will always be working on. And that’s ok. As long as I’m working on it. That’s what being human is all about. 


Robots, Guns, #SailorMoon, Psylocke and a return to a favorite spot, 3/7/16

It Was quite the Monday, yet again. Here’s a little sample: 

  
I made these little delights for my etsy shop. Robot earrings, copper, agate, and gears $32

  
A favorite zen spot in the winter, a swimming hole in the summer. I’m gonna keep this photo on photo thing going.

Made this too! Vintage revolver pendant, brass and enamel $36    
Updated this glorious listing: Square Sailor Moon on wood, in my style. $80 

 

And I’m Always, Always tempting fate, even just a little bit.

  
My “Psionic Butterfly” – Psylocke on wood  a favourite X-Man, a favorite insect – $70

Have a wonderful day.

Zachary