27 July 2015

.the process of art.


Sometimes it can take a day, a week or a year to make a piece. Each piece has it's own time, process and personality. Much like people (teachers) that come into our lives. Sometimes it's slow and steady - growing with someone over time, sometimes it's a mere flash - slit second impact, sometimes like magic someone will appear and in that moment it feels like you've always been connected, sometimes you walk with someone so long you can't remember ever walking without them and then you look away for a moment and they're gone - like that pathway never existed, sometimes your path gets windy and even though you walk alone their path keeps bumping into yours and it's always at the right moment...so many teachers we find.

Art has been one of my greatest teachers. Teaching me to be patient, not force (control), not hold expectations only openness to let things move through me and to hold onto only amazement when they do - so beautifully

I've been so inspired by metal forms the past few months - making small wearable structures. I made a pendant about 3 weeks ago but didn't know how to make it into a necklace. It's just been sitting on my bedroom shelves staring at me. Then today I wandered to a fabric store and found it - the missing piece. I saw it and I knew it was the perfect combo. I am going to finish the piece.

So grateful for these lessons in awareness. Just like relationships - don't judge or categorize or compare - see what they are offering and gracious accept it - a gift.  

24 July 2015

.unveiling truths trunk show.




Last Saturday afternoon was my trunk show - my first trunk show in years. It was such a magical moment for me to share my art to opening. To share not just the wares but the whole feeling/inspiration of the collection. Here are a few of the pictures, for more pictures check out the new events page on my jewelry website!!

xx



22 July 2015

.open yourself up.




Yesterday I found myself holding onto something - an idea - a desire - an expectation. Waiting for something to happen - wondering if it would happen - stagnant. When I hold onto something so tight I lose perspective - reality. I give my power to it

When I give my power away (outwards) I lose my connection to self. That disconnect is an open invitation for fear, anxiety, distrust and insecurity to come into my mind and hang out. I decided to step back - loosening my grip just a little - looking at the big picture. When I took my power back I became aware of the movement of the clouds, the red paint of the sunset's reflection on the building behind my house, the shadows pulling and stretching so delicately over the sun burnt hydrangeas...this is life is beautiful - don't loose focus - don't hold on too tight - take it all in. 

Daily reminder: loosen my grip just a little bit. believe. trust. abundant thinking.

19 July 2015

.signs.

I started having snake dreams the night before I left for Texas in 2013. While I was there I had one to two snake dreams a month. Then my last night in Texas I had a final snake dream, I wouldn't have another one until this March. It told my Acupuncturist about it at the time and she said snakes represent transformation - rebirth - something must be moving in my life. Things were moving in my life. Then the first night back from my North Carolina I had a really intense snake dream again. I knew change was coming again. It did. These dreams use to scare me, I am afraid of snake but I've grown to cherish them. These dreams always appear in the right moment - guiding me in the right direction - gently encouraging/reassuring/directing me. Then this morning took a walk and saw a snake! A snake on the sidewalk on a main street - no one around - no grass, a city snake! I couldn't believe it. I just watched it until two people passed by. I told them about the snake and they couldn't believe either. Then the guy said "you know they say snakes are a sign of transformation." I know.

Signs are everywhere.

17 July 2015

.unveiling truths.




The Unveiling Truths collection was inspired by the long cold isolating winter. The pieces explore the process of accepting ambiguity (impermanence)

I tend to move quickly, reaching outwards to find truth. The isolation of winter forced (paralyzed) me to slow down - allowing space to sit with myself to discover that all truths are within me - known by me - constantly unveiling themselves.

I just have to listen.

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This is my latest jewelry collection, Unveiling Truths. Above is a short description of my inspiration for the wares and a few pictures from the look book. The full look book can be seen here, http://www.aliciaeo.com/unveiling-truths# 

I don't know what I would do without my art - the process of something coming through you and releasing itself is so moving, powerful and humbling. This journey has been months long and beyond beautiful. Thank you for allowing me to share it with each and everyone of you. 


13 July 2015

.broken.


There's something broken inside of me.
I know the crack has been there for some time.
A small crack.
Maybe there were a few small cracks.
But this impact - this moment - those words hit and I felt the crack growing - expanding - running
as soon as I said "it's cracking!!" everything seemed to shatter.
I said "it's broken - it BROKE"
but no one answered - no one was there - maybe no one heard
Panic crashed over me
broke
broken
only when the panic washed away I realized I wasn't broken
I was breaking open
expanding

growing

birthing

blooming

closer to myself - me.