Thursday, June 19, 2014

SONG OF HAPPINESS...



In a previous post I shared how I have been trying to pick up the pieces of a broken routine and found inspiration in a photo full of shards of broken bits.  I also showed the beginnings of a new piece of jewelry using one of those broken treasures.  I finally worked out the kinks in the enamel process and reworked the piece of ironstone until I got all the bubbles out of the surface and then the fun began to see how to turn a piece of pottery into wearable art...

I was inspired to use an image of a happy bright Eastern Blue Bird after weeks of trying to capture a photo of one of these winged beauties but it has eluded my camera lens.  It dips, dives, chirps, poses, and plays in the garden pond waterfall that is until I get out the camera.  He is a cocky little fellow who is happy to show off as long as I sit still observing, I guess he is camera shy.  Not being able to use his real image a copy from an old bird book was a good stand in...
Blue birds are said to be a symbol of love and happiness.  The feisty little blue bird flitting around my home has helped me to embrace the beauty, love, and happiness that creativity brings me.  Blue birds also connect me to my heritage of the Cherokee.  Blue Bird Medicine (in Cherokee: tsaquoladagi nvwati) was considered sacred for their blue color like the sky.  The Cherokee believed that at one time the birds were white or grey, then one day Bluebird found a lake up in the mountains, she bathed in it turning her feathers as blue as the sky.  They are considered messenger birds from the Great Spirit sent to teach lessons in admiration, love, contentment, hope, and happiness...
My lessons have been learned well this week as I have been a student of nature admiring the handy work of the Creator.  I have dipped into my love for creating something with my hands and found great contentment in my work.  My heart has been singing a song of happiness.  My hope has been renewed that broken things can indeed be made beautiful again...
Now, I am off to tackle a piece of bottle glass, until next time, wishing you all a song of happiness all your own.

blessings,
Sandy

8 comments:

bobbie said...

Stunning and exquisite!
Looks like gentle healing to me!!

Hugs ~~~

Vee said...

Very special and it is true that He gives beauty for ashes...

Your flitty bluebird sounds like a cheeky little fellow. Too bad you don't have some sort of blind for taking his photo.

maggiegracecreates said...

How pretty - my spirit bird is a hawk - I've looked to sightings for years when i've need a sign on what to do about something.

this is a wonderful wearable work of art.

Lorrie said...

He makes all things beautiful in his time. You are creating beauty with the broken, Sandy.

Dorthe said...

Dear Sandy,
your bracelet is a gorgeous piece ,so beautiful, with the Blue Bird and the flowers. You made a stunning piece with the broken iron stone,and all the beautiful pearls,and the tiny nest.
I love the history of the Cherokee people treasuring the Blue Birds , and how it got its blue colour . And such meaningful, and most importent messages it is considered to bring us human beings.
I`m happy for you, you are on the road to feel happy and renewed dear Sandy.
Hugs, from Dorthe

Jill Cooper said...

What a beautiful piece of creativity. You are blessed. Hugs!

Createology said...

Sandy I am so happy to see your post. Your Blue Bird of Happiness bracelet is stunning and I love the backstory. Healing Energy Dear...

Tuna Lures said...

this is extraordinary!!!!

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