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"Forgiveness"- The Heart Chakra




Finally I finished my heart chakra painting entitled “Forgiveness“.  I’m no Speedy Gonzales, that’s for sure, but I’m glad it’s done.  The timing has to be right for clearing and healing, so I just have to be patient and trust the process.  
I had a hard time with the photos because the center is a bright pearl white that dominates the camera exposure. If I expose it so the center is white, the rest of the colors are off.  I may need to work on the editing some more.  I swear, it seems like there are times when I spend as much time on the photography, photo editing, and descriptions as I do on the creation of the piece itself.  I don’t enjoy all of that technical crapola, it’s too much like work!  I only like doing the fun stuff…is that wrong? lol
I did a couple of necklaces, too, but I’m starting to think that I don’t want to focus much on those anymore, although  I’ve sold two.  The photography and the editing for those are really time consuming and the final price just doesn’t justify the amount of work.  
Pretty, though.. The metallic paper used for the print really catches the light, but again, super hard to photograph!  This one is smaller in diameter than my other pendants, I like it better smaller and the chains are cool but a pain in the ass when I CAN’T SEE!!! Gah!  When will I just get over it and get glasses?  NEVER!!!!!!  (Geeze, who was that yelling in a rebelliously childish way. Was that me? lol)
I’m starting to get back to where I started, but with a twist…..three dimensional wall sculptures but using my energy art prints as the focal point.  I might even use the necklace concept and incorporate those shapes into the wall sculpture rather than using them just as necklaces. 
I love making the energy art prints, though, I mean really LOVE it, so I won’t stop doing those. So…much…fun!!!  As with everything else in my world, though, I have to be in the right zone to do them or it becomes frustrating. 
It’s actually fairly easy to see when the timing is right for just about any endeavor.  Does it make me go “Wheeeee!” or does it make me go “ugggggghhhhhhh”.  Pretty simple really.  The trick is paying enough attention to recognize the energy levels and emotional/physical responses and having the self discipline to stop and do something else.  I’m getting better but I still have a rebellious streak that kicks my ass. I used to get a thrilling buzz when I was rebellious, now about half the time it’s more like a jarring, malfunctioning “gonna burst into flames” ooogley kind of feeling. I’m growing up, oh noooooooo!
The heart chakra issues were intense, to say the least.   I did several energy art prints to help me get through it, though.  I believe  working on the prints really made the process easier than the previous chakra paintings where I got blindsided with hardcore issues and didn’t utilize any extra tools.  Those prints, I tell ya, there’s something in those prints……
Well I’m out to the studio today.  I got poison ivy between my fingers and it’s slowly starting to pop up in all kinds of unfortunate places on my body.  I don’t even know where in my yard I picked it up, so I could get into it again!  Gah! Nothing’s worse than poison ivy between your fingers! (well, maybe there are a couple of other places that are worse, but I won’t get into that…)
Have an awesome day!
Laurie
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Reiki Attuned Energy Art Necklace

I just started listing energy art necklaces on Etsy and Artfire in the past few days.  I know I need to work on the focus (my eyes are getting blurry, darn it!) but I was wondering if I could get some opinions on the presentation.


For the first one I added in the blue gradation for the background. I think I might need to make it lighter, though.


The second one shows the size and how it looks as a necklace. It’s  1 1/2″ in diameter but I’m wondering if that’s too large for the average person. 


The last photo just has a white background without the cord on it, but maybe that gives the impression that it’s just the pendant without the cord. 


Right now, I have them listed at $25, but I thought that may be too high. Maybe $20 would be better.  I don’t want to go much lower than that because of the time involved in creating the print, and the work that goes into making the pendant, not to mention the cost of the cord, listing, the print, the selling fee, the paypal fee….  I also offered a free 30 minute distance reiki session to go along with them. Not a bad deal I thought, but don’t know how other people would see it.


The questions I have are this:


1) For a first impression, which photo would look best? I have a tendency to go with the first one because I’m into color, but sometimes my taste is way off from other people’s taste.


2)  Is it too big?  I can make them smaller. I blurred out the skin texture (sun damage lol), does that look weird? I also added in the black “shirt”.  Does it look fake and weird?  I see there’s a blurry part on the shirt, I could fix that.


3) Does having the pendant without the cord on it give the impression that it’s not a necklace?  It clearly says it comes with an adjustable length leather or cotton cord in the description, but how many people read the description?  


4)  Does the description make sense?  Is it too long?  Too much information? You can see the description HERE.




I’ve been fragging over these questions for days, and finally it got through my thick skull that I have some bloggy friends whose opinions I greatly value and could give me some insights! Takes me awhile sometimes……….


It’s beautiful, warm, and sunny here today, yay! I’m torn between laying out in the sun and soaking up some rays and feel good light, cleaning up the yard, and working in the studio on my heart chakra painting. Gee, could it be possible to do all of the above?  


I dunno, the basking in the sun sounds pretty good after the 18″ of rain we’ve gotten over the past week! And I can do that for HOURS (hence the sun damage). I’ve always been a sun worshipper and never been into the whole sun block thing. I guess there’s a price to pay for such reckless self-indulgence!  Maybe I’ll amaze myself and try to do it ALL! Or not, we’ll see.


Have an awesome day!


Laurie