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Artist Pendant: Connecting to Mother Nature

During the pandemic, many of us finding ourselves pacing the inside of our homes. We’re starting to feel isolated. While some of us crave human contact, others are missing their daily connection to mother nature – the outdoors.

Inspired by Twyla Tharp’s quote: “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home,” I’ve dug in deep over the past few days and started looking for ways to create. Not only do I hope to fill the endless hours of idleness, I’m hoping to connect with the outdoors which I’m really starting to miss.

In my life, the outdoors is particularly important to me. I live on the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and enjoy exploring paths, rivers and trails in the mountains. The national parks have been closed for a few weeks now. And this longing for the outdoors is fueling the creative side of me.

I’ve been mixing colors of greens with hints of blue to achieve a “mother-nature-inspired” mandala. This photo illustrates the first of many layers of paints. But the green is custom mixed to represent this time of year. Spring is slowly approaching and the gorgeous greens will start peeping through.

Creating artist pendants brings me a joy and connection not only with nature but also with channels of inner peace as cabin fever sets in. This particular artist pendant will likely be coupled with some gorgeous faceted Afghan Phoenix lapis lazuli, peridot, green jade, and laboradorite. Wishing you all a safe and healthy self-isolation.

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