This is the first of many blogs I plan to write here on my website. In all honesty, I really didn’t think I would choose this topic to launch myself as a blogger. However, I always trust my intuition, which always works well for me. This was the first thought that came to my mind when I sat down to write and I believe it’s perfect.
Do what you love and love what you do!! Yes, it is one of my favorite phrases and one that I consider very important in my life; it hangs on my studio wall and it is the first thing I see when I walk in to create some beautiful jewelry. Why is that? Because I am certain that if you don’t do what you like and love in life, you can’t be happy. Using and maximizing your abilities makes you happy 100% of the time. This happens no matter what, when, where or with who you do it. When you do what you love diligently and use your imagination and creativity in whatever you do, you are happy. It doesn’t matter how long or how hard you work; or how exhausted you may feel. It is then that you know for sure that you are in the right place and doing the right thing.
This will most likely be the first blog that each of you will read. I want you all to know that every item I create is created with joy and love. If I don’t feel the inspiration to give it my all or if I am too exhausted, I don’t sit down to work. I definitely don’t sit down to work if I am upset or I am making something just to make it without a purpose. I sit down to work when an image or a thought invades my mind, when touching the different colors of gemstones inspire me to create art with them. I work when a song tells me to sit down and hum or sing as I work on different pieces. When I wake up energized, and my hands feel eager to begin work, when I haven’t slept well after creating more than 50 pieces in my sleep that is when I rapidly go and work. I don’t like things half way done, I don’t like to do something just to do it….
Semi-precious stones contain pure energy that I don’t want to contaminate with negative feelings and that is the reason why I like to work when I am calm, happy and either surrounded by peaceful silence or my favorite music.
Thinking and reflecting throughout this first blog gave birth to the true definition of my work and that is WEARABLE AND HAPPY ART. Remember, Unique by Jackie is all about: “Do what you love and love what you do!
With everlasting passion,