Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Introducing "Gems" at the KPFA Craft & Arts Show

The 41st annual KPFA Craft & Arts Show will be held the weekend of December 10th & 11th and I will be there sharing a booth with Julie Mitchell, the incredible spirit doll artist.  I have FREE tickets ... if you're going, let me know and I'll share them with you.

I will be introducing a new series of small artworks, 8"x8" squares ideal for small spaces and arrangements.  Priced at $79, the show special on these will be $69 so if you are interested in any of them, let me know and you can have the show price.  Each is printed on dye-infused aluminum and comes ready to be hung.

Here's the series so far, starting with "Night Jewel" above:

"Jewel of Yosemite" ... this incredible guy posed for quite some time on one of my recent trips to Yosemite.  One of my Native American friends (although she still calls herself "Indian") says that when that happens, they have a message for you.

This totem animal which we often think of as the "trickster," is actually trying to get us  to look at our own actions, according to some animal shamans.

"Earth Jewels" is a powerful arrangement of 13 crystals and a pine cone that graced the altar of a recent women's meditation circle.  There is a powerful earth energy that radiates from this image and would make a wonderful addition to your meditation space ... which, ideally, is wherever you are ... kitchen, dining room, office, even the bath room.  Taking frequent quiet, meditative moments can bring peace and clarity to our days.
"Eucalyptus Jewels" is a reminder of the
importance of our shadow ... the unacknowledged
places within us ... and the shadow we cast in
the world even when we are not conscious of it.  Eucalyptus has many protective and healing qualities and was often planted in tropical areas because it's thirsty root-system drained swampy areas and reduced the threat of mosquito-borne diseases.

"Water Jewels" is a peaceful reminder that life flows and changes, never remaining the same, but is always a beautiful interplay of light and the path it follows.  Water is infinitely flexible at following the peaks and valleys of its environment, but also relentlessly powerful in carving its own destiny.

This image is a reminder that you can peacefully flow with what comes your way, but you can also break out and find your own path.

"Spider Jewels" reminds us of the fragile beauty and nature of life.  The morning after I took this photograph, this piece of spider art had blown away.

Spider Medicine represents creativity. Its 8 legs represent the 4 winds of change and the 4 directions on the medicine wheel. Its body is in the shape of an 8, which represents infinite possibilities. "Spider people" must look beyond the web of illusion of the physical world and look beyond the horizon to other dimensions.

Use this image to remind yourself that you are infinitely creative.

"Sedona Jewel" was revealed to me by a jeep tour guide who called it his baby and carefully kept it hidden from outsiders.

Cactus is one of the oldest plants in our world and has long held spiritual significance for indigenous peoples and often considered a gateway to the spiritual world.

Meditating on the beauty and the power to survive and thrive in the harshest of conditions could be a powerful influence on your spirit.

"Dance Jewel" reminds us to dance.  We are spiritual beings inhabiting a body that wants to dance joyfully.  Dance is our heritage, part of the DNA of the 50 trillion cells in our body.

Use this image to help you remember to dance!

I hope you enjoy these "gems."


  1. Hope you do really well at the show, Joyce.

  2. Me too. I can't imagine your gems not selling. They are beautiful! And I love your explanations.