As we enter the final month of 2011, it's amazing to think of how quickly this year has flown by. For me personally, it's been a year to remember..one of closure, changes and a dramatic new beginning.
I see 2012 as my biggest challenge yet - and I welcome it with arms wide open.
Winter is a season to slow down, nest and hibernate. As the colder weather sets in, our little house truly becomes a home..a place we rush to at the end of a long day, to the cozy comforts of our family (human and canine alike..), the warm glow of the holiday lights and the tantalizing smells drifting from the kitchen throughout the rest of the house.
This year I'll be spending the holidays here - right where I belong.
No hustle and bustle of traveling during the busiest time of year, no unpacking for short holiday visits only to then packing up again to come home to a holiday neglected house. There's much nesting still to be done in anticipation of our eagerly awaited arrival, our lives as we know it will cease to exist and although there will be a lot of fumbling..
I know that we'll be just fine.
For my latest creation born in my shop, I thought it fitting to incorporate an animal totem that is the epitome of maternal protection. There is no creature more dangerous than a mother bear protecting her cubs and the Bear Totem represents loyalty, quiet confidence and is seen as the protector of family values. Although reserved and rarely confrontational, the Bear displays fearlessness in defense, a ferocious creature whose physical presence alone is enough to send opponents running - a reminder to always standing up for your beliefs when called upon.
|Sterling, Freeform Turquoise|
Made entirely of sterling and a beautiful freeform turquoise, available now in my shop.
I hope you have some wonderful things planned this weekend! xo