Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J is for Jewels

J is for Jewels
Even if you don’t think you own any jewels, you still probably have ideas about them.

Jewels are precious.
Jewels are beautiful.
They shimmer and shine.
Jewels are multifaceted.
Jewels are valuable.
They are very special.

Jewels are timeless and can be passed from one owner to the next. Even then, the jewel still holds precision, promise and power.

Jewels come in many forms. They vary in shape, size, color, weight, beauty and value. You typically need to hunt, quite a while to find just the right jewel for your needs. This can be dangerous, physically taxing or even exhausting work.

Then once you discover your jewel, it needs to be polished and finally displayed, worn or otherwise utilized.

In terms of being Creative Block Hacks, jewels are nonpareil. 
Even the tiniest jewel can be strung together with, perhaps less valuable materials, and still create an outstanding and statement.

  • I like the idea of hunting through your repertoire. What do you have that holds promise, if given a bit more attention and work?
  • Is there a particular area of your work that still glimmers and shines, though the rest of it doesn’t quite hit the mark?


Larkspur c. 2015, Stephanie Rose Bird



Those are your creative jewels. 
Harvest them, in the best ways you know.
Buff the jewels up to an even higher degree of shine, with a bit more work, if necessary.
Reflect on your jewels, string them together with your other discoveries, and then hunt for more.


With all of this productive work, it’s nearly impossible to stay blocked.

10 comments:

  1. Your paintings are jewels Stephanie. I could definitely do with some buffing and shining, hard work but it makes it worth it! And like any work of this kind, some digging needs to be done, like an archeologist to find the treasure. Thank you for this metaphorical use of Jewels ..

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  2. Susan, I enjoy metaphors so very much. I'm glad the post and my art drew you in!

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  3. Gotta love those creative jewels.

    Liz A. from
    Laws of Gravity
    and
    Unicorn Bell

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  4. Beautiful imagery and thought process. Thanks.

    Beth Lapin
    Activities for a Good Life
    https://bethlapinsatozblog.wordpress.com/

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