EarthWhorls Celebrates the Colors of Summer
When I was a child, I thought you could capture sunlight in a jar. I used to run around the park (I was a city child – no backyards available to me) alongside the Hudson River in Manhattan, and try to scoop sunlight into my jam jar. Of course, when I got home and raced into the dark of the closet to see how bright it was, I was always doomed to disappointment. But it never stopped me from trying…
Now, I no longer live in the city and am surrounded by sundrenched fields and mountains that rise like reaching fingers into the liquid light of the sun. And I have, finally, discovered how to capture sunlight and hold it in my hand. It is in the form of glass art beads and Nature’s glorious stones. These amazing elements truly are filled with light that is so bright it competes with the rays of the sun. And, I discovered as well, that every color that one sees in Nature can be found radiating from the heart of a stone.
I find that is particularly true in summer – when gold meets green and red melts into shades of peach and purple – when blues fade into the white of clouds on the horizon and amber streaks fill the morning sky. I run out of words to describe the wonder of colors that seep into the soul of stones.
Mother Nature never wastes anything, I believe, and so she scoops up colors in her “jam jar” and empties them into stones where they live on long after the blue of the sky has turned dark and the streaks of light from the setting sun have faded into shadow. I offer you, in my August collection, the colors of summer – the light of the sun – captured for all time, in timeless designs by EarthWhorls.
And, just one more thing… I want to share something exciting with you. EarthWhorls’ designs are now being featured at the glorious Mayflower Grace Spa in Washington, CT. http://www.gracehotels.com/mayflower I am so honored to see my work alongside the beautiful items in this charming shop. I will, in the fall, be doing a trunk show there – but more about that later. Just wanted to share the good news…