Find the ocean-a jewelry journal
the heart does not wait for permission. The heart is the permission
On June 20, 2012, I set out to collect a found object every day for a year, make a journal record of its origin and create a piece of jewelry from it. Two months in, I faced a second diagnosis of breast cancer. While not the initial impetus, the project became a primary resource for continuing in the face of uncertainty and I completed the pieces in July 2013, a few weeks past the one year mark. With a third diagnosis in 2014 and decision to relocate in 2015, it was late 2017 before I identified a format for the journal and began expanding the daily entries, originally kept on scraps of paper, into two week “gallery” segments of 8" square illuminated pages accompanied by photographs. Staying present with the joys and challenges of long term projects, I meditate on the relevance of weaving past and present, my relationship to time, and sense of place.