Thursday, February 3, 2011

inspiring women

i recently had the privilege of taking part in a unique project celebrating the importance and value of women's circles. the project is the brainchild of ceramic artist, janet akers of vicksburg, ms. she provides each member of a participating group with a bisque figure to decorate. janet plans to exhibit the completed project in march 2011 at the southern cultural heritage foundation. the figurines you see here represent the amazing and inspiring women i am blessed to call my friends.

this is my contribution...her name is "blossom."

there came a time
when the risk
to remain
tight in the bud
was more painful
than the risk it took
to blossom

-anais nin (1903-1977)


7 comments:

You Are The Child said...

Just thinking of you makes my heart sing.
ylh

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

Beautiful! Love her name Stace. Blossom is stunningly beautiful, as are you. My figurine's name is Dancing Light. That is what came to me. It was a special, special time together. So much gratitude...

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

ohhh I love her hands and the butterflies on her head...I can't wait to see her in person!

Stacy Wills said...

it was such a special day for me, to have all of us gathered together in creation-mode. bev, i don't know if you can see it well, but there is a hummingbird on blossom's right shoulder blade. i love your name - dancing light - so perfect for you!

melissa said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, from the concept - to the creations - to the poem you chose to add to yours! Loved it all!

Kel said...

i love women's circles and i love creativity, this is a wonderful project, how wonderful to have been part of it

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

Love the hummingbird! So meaningful in several ways! Blossom has quite a bit of "soar" energy around her...and she is very regal. Also seems very grounded and centered. Wise, confident and of course, beautiful.