CELEBRATE – artwork inspired by MOSAIC: Jagged fragments become integral parts of a bigger picture. Instead of being discarded, these little pieces are collected and arranged to create a work of art. I used to save certain outfits, dishes, even pens and notecards, for special occasions. I told myself they would be my reward for some great accomplishment. But then nothing was ever good enough. Nothing seemed to warrant a grand celebration. But victories are everywhere – they can be found in the smallest moments. And together those moments, pieces of coloured glass, pottery, or tile, form a mosaic.
RUNNING START – artwork inspired by KINTSUGI: When confidence and trust are built up, love becomes something to run towards, full speed, with an open heart. After a long time feeling broken, hesitant, nervous, and prone to quitting when things get hard, a person can feel like they don’t measure up and are not worthy of love. Japanese kintsugi is the art of mending broken pottery with a gold or silver lacquer. Treating breakage and repair as part of our history, rather than a flaw to disguise.