Saturday, May 29, 2010

Spontaneity

"Spontaneity is the quality of being able to do something just because you feel like it at the moment, of trusting your instincts, of taking yourself by surprise and snatching from the clutches of your well-organized routine a bit of unscheduled pleasure".
~Richard Iannelli 

The definition of spontaneous is "happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated.  Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from external incitement or constraint"I find that my most passionate and creative work results when I least expect it to occur.  I get this fire, this drive sometimes that I cannot explain, but I've learned to just go with it and allow my creative juices to flow.  When I surrender to this incredible inner hunger, I could create for hours, and ideas just flow freely.  There are times when I feel pressure to create, and I'm learning that forceful creativity is not creativity at all.  Anything I touch when I'm not inspired, tired or bored just doesn't have the same light and sparkle as my spontaneous work.  

Last week, the weather was absolutely perfect here in Illinois.  I was outside, soaking up the beautiful sun, spending time with my gorgeous dog, when I had this urge, out of nowhere, to work with some beautiful artwork I had acquired months earlier.  I finally envisioned a way to incorporate it into my jewelry, and these pendants are the result of my letting go, and "doing something just because I felt like it at the moment".  

May I present my Spontaneous Collection...


I haven't named them yet - I'm awaiting another brilliant moment of unsolicited creativity to manifest!

In the meantime, may I present the most spontaneous little fellow I know, before and after his summer haircut.  LOVE this little guy!

BEFORE...

AFTER!

And just tired of me taking his picture!

May your week be filled with passionate and spontaneous creativity :-)

7 comments:

Kiki said...

Hi Sheila..I looove these..they are very cool! Gorgeous..I loveyoru spontaneous collection..magical!! You are so super talented! Just beautiful!! Hope you are having alovely day!
Kiki~

Esther said...

OMG .. a Spontaneous Dream!! i want illinoi's SUN!!

Heather said...

Those are fabulous pendants, not just the art but the settings!

La Doña Jenny said...

I must agree with everyone else. They are absolutely fantabulous!

Denise Yezbak Moore said...

Sheila
Thank you for visiting my blog. Your jewelry is amazing. So creative and romantic. I added you to my "Blog Candy" list.

Your doggie is a doll! I love big dogs!

Denise

Jessica Moreau Berry said...

OH!!!! I could just take his big snout betweem my hands and give him lots of kisses!!! LOL!!

And I love your "spontaneous" collection! I just love it when inspiration strikes, those always seem to be the best pieces, when you are restful, and your mind just naturally wonders toward your ideas....

And, we are glad you like our perfume, and YES, please metion... we need all the help we can get :)

chat soon my-dear!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Oh how dapper doggie looks! Dashing do!!!! That will be great for the summer heat! These are marvelous and you can completely tell that your spirit was in them and flowing with joy at the process! I think they are so lovely and unique. For though you have told us about artists who use the chandelier crystals too, these are so elegant and divine. With those background displays goodness it could be in Vogue. Keep listening to your spontaneous self, because you are spreading joy. Blessings dear.