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Authentic Self

Painting or Real?
It's almost a new year and it's that time where I look back to reassess my progress or journey as I like to call it.

Did I set out to get/do the things I wanted?


Were they the things I really wanted?

I find that the things I thought I really wanted weren't the things I wanted at all.
How strange, don't you think?

I am changing, as we all are (hopefully), and in my attempts to be my authentic self you will find some things changing here.  It is my intention to
share my experiences, my passions, my mistakes, and my discoveries.  

Let's start with Nick.  Nick Cave was introduced to me by Sam about two years ago.  Sam had purchased tickets to take me to see this guy.  Now I am not one to go to concerts and I will fight being around crowds and complain to NO END about not wanting to go.  However, I went and I literally could not take my eyes off of Nick.

He demanded attention and attention he received.  
You should have seen him and all the hands in the crowd who reached for him.  Hoping for that one gently touch or even a single brush from his hand or even a glance.

I was watching from the back center isle alone and connected to him for my part.
He has been a part of my life now for two years.

I could listen to Nick Cave all day every day.  

Here is one of my favorite songs written by Leonard Cohen and covered by Nick Cave.

Nick Cave's voice is so haunting.  Interesting how music can trigger an emotion.
Now that would be something to strive for in my work instead of being a pretty piece to adorn yourself with.  

I know most of the pieces I wear provide me with protection, some infuse me with power, and sometimes the piece can make me feel alluring.  However, the question is what does it do to the person who sees it?  So I leave you with this question.

Can a piece of jewelry invoke a feeling to those who see it?


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