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The Blossoming

The unfurling, abundant blossoming of spring is all around us.

I am fuelled by the scents and colours all around me.

Spring is always my best creative season… I seem to need less sleep as I lay awake every night with stones, designs, ideas and plans whirl around in my head.

The Woodland Studio is a busy place these days!

We are getting ready for our 2nd Annual Spring Open House This Weekend!

If the warm weather holds, rhubarb lemonade right from our garden will await you and if its rainy and cool, we will be warming up our favourite local Ironwood coffee, wood fired here on the bay! Of course there will also be lots of treats, but more importantly, lots of new pieces just waiting to fly home.

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I am gonna keep this short and sweet and leave you with these beauties to be found this weekend at the Woodland Studio.

Here is a link to the address:

Directions Here

I also wanted to let you all know that the next bunch of pieces will be posted online for all those beauties that I don’t get to see at these events!

So please stay tuned for lots more work.

In the meantime, if you see anything here that makes your heart flutter, just email me:

naomi@opalwingcreations.com

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Enjoy these beautiful transitional days…

They are a gift.

xoNaomi

Being Human

How the World seems to have changed since the last time I wrote on these pages….

Sometimes one must retreat, cocoon and rest.

Spring is here and this butterfly has morphed.

I feel like so many layers have been shed this winter… I have some stories, some wild and crazy stories, some that I will one day share, just not today.

Today I want to talk about a simple yet profound concept

that seems to be at risk these days.

Being Human.

Yes, we are simply human.

We need air, water, food and shelter to live, but we need love, community, support and healing in order to thrive.

We need each other. More than ever these days.

Social media seems to excite yet isolate us more and more…. external 3 dimensional pressures, working, paying bills, listening or not listening to the news…..

this all weighs in.

I feel it folks. Do you?

What can we do, what can we empower ourselves with?

We can connect with each other, support each other, we can cry, be vulnerable, be seen and most importantly we can love.

We can embrace our imperfections,

touch those hard to reach and painful places within our souls

screaming out to be heard.

We can hold space for one another.

Not just humans, but winged beings, finned beings, water beings, tree beings, plant beings and fured beings. We are just another one of the earth’s majestic creatures and we can let our light shine bright. Make it count.

For me, this means being present. Fully present in my surroundings and especially with my family. This means floating in and out of this cyber space we have grown so comfortable with. This means, walking in the woods, understanding that we are all connected. Understanding that what we do and say to others, we do and say to ourselves.

I am really just beginning to fully understand it’s impact.

I am humbled. I give thanks each and every day.

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Let yourself be seen. Try it.

Let yourself be heard. Be brave. Say what you feel and don’t shy away.

It’s time.

There is no more space left in this world for anything else.

Soon, I will be launching a whole new line of work. A deep and meaningful collection of pieces that speak loudly to what my soul has to share. I want you to know that we need each other, we need this earth and we need to embrace this NOW.

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Our kids need this.

Let us rejoice everyday, even if it’s for one single piece of beauty we have seen, heard, smelt, felt, touched or tasted.

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We must shift our view and see the gifts in the everyday. Trust me, I know this can be a struggle, God knows, but Love, Gratitude and Humility can be truly Transforming.

Until next time, be well and Be Human.

no apologies.

in Love

xoN

Tourmaline for your Heart

As we approach the darkest day of the year, I feel the need to get into hibernation mode…. This often creates an internal battle as it is such a busy time of year, but all I really want to do is lounge in PJ’s, a blanket wrapped around my shoulders, slippers, tea in hand and someone to snuggle….. This will come soon as I get to take some time off once the Holidays come 😉

From many conversations that I have had over the last few weeks… there is a lot of change, uncertainty and fear that is lingering in the air…. So much anticipation with what will happen next…..Now, more than ever is the time to connect with the heart. The heart is where we deeply thrive, connect and heal.  It can also be where we hide from…. Sometimes deep feelings hurt, or are a scary place….

But even on a more shallow depth, we can be in our heart with everyday movement and interactions…. At the grocery store, on the road, with every encounter….

As time moves fast towards the darkest day of the year, I wanted to share some light with you.

Come to my last Open House of the year !

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Sunday December 11th from 11-4pm

At the Woodland Studio!

245606 22 sideraod, Meaford, ON N4L-0A7

                                           GPS Coordinates: 44.625694N 80.655597W

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These are just a few Opal Wing Creations that are waiting for someone special to take them home!!!

Sending so much LOVE out there into the world!!!

xoN

SO this is a crazy time of year… If you are maker, you know what it feels like as Christmas approaches…..rushing around like a chicken with your head cut off, can’t sleep as your to do list dances around your head at night, sore back, hands, fingers….

Even if you aren’t a maker… Its for some reason still a crazy time of year…

I am going to try to keep this short and sweet…. First and Foremost…. WOW did you see the moon this week? It was incredible with a strong and powerful energy… I felt really energized in the studio in the moonlight…. taking breaks from polishing.

and Tonight….. the Coyotes were so loud, I could here them from the studio, above my music…. They were so wild, it sounded as if I was surround by huge pack that had just found dinner….

I also wanted to touch a wee bit on last week… I know it was a doozy of a week, but I wanted to remind everyone that it is only ourselves that we really have control over, so lets be in LOVE not FEAR.

There are only two places that we can come from in our actions…. Love or fear.

ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE.

In this spirit, I managed to create a pretty diverse amount of work for our upcoming show, in Guelph this weekend.

Fair November.

Lots of Opals, Jaspers, Drusys, Tiffany Stone and so much more!!

Do come out to visit if you can this weekend!!

I would love to see you!

Here are some teasers…

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Off to bed!! Hope to see some of you this weekend!!!

Sweet Souls:

Watching the wind in the trees shakes the inner most part of my soul.

Feeling the turmoil, the gusts, the flow and the dance.

What a lesson. Fall is such a sacred deep time. I always see it as a journey within. So many emotions, so much release.

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The trees transition gracefully.. They bare their souls, their bones and pull their life source deep within their trunks.

I am not sure I totally understood the transition and emotion of Autumn until I watched the trees and listened.

I too bare my soul in every piece that a make.

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Bare Branches. Soul Exposed. Pure Connection.

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So this Weekend…

Come and Visit the Woodland’s Studio First Annual Fall Open House!!!

22nd Side road is looking magnificent and so is the work inside the studio.

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I am feeling deeply nourished by the turmoil of the weather and winds with the rich nourishing colours of the trees….

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The Woodland Studio is located at:

245606 22 sideroad

Meaford, ON

N4L-0A7

GPS Coordinates: 44.625694N 80.655597W

I also wanted to note that I know the Etsy has not been updated in a while…

don’t worry! Work is coming…. I needed to spend the summer building and growing in our new home. We were sooo busy setting up at markets and work sold faster than I could make it (great problem to have) but I am now in a flow and groove up here. A steady flow of work is soon to come…

If ever you see a piece posted here or elsewhere, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Here are some sneak peeks from our incredible late summer photoshoot which will be the building blocks for our transformation and new website coming this winter. Valerie Boulet is the mastermind behind this shoot, and Kara Davison is the Beauty adorned in Opal Wing Creations.

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So much change, so much excitement.

That’s it for now.

I hope to see or hear from you soon!!

Sending so much love and Gratitude out there

xoN

Opal Wing is on FIRE

Hello Dearests!!

Sometimes, I just LOVE rainy days!

I am going to keep this short and sweet..

I just pulled a 10 hr day in the studio and am feeling fantastic!

There are certain days where things just flow… Where pieces come together in my hands as if the stones are dancing in my fingers…

Here are some sneak peaks for the show this weekend… I am in LOVE with them all and dreaming of the homes they will fly home to.

I will write more soon…

ENJOY!!!

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xoN

Harvest Equinox Creating

Happy Equinox Dearests!

So much to share. So much to celebrate.

Been basking in the magical soul moments with beautiful voices and music. Moments alone where my hands create and my mind travels.

If only I could stay up all night. If only I didn’t have to eat or sleep.

Stones speak to be. They Heal me.

I want to connect with everything. Everyone.

Raw moments. Real moments.

Being present.

I will.

I feel like I am in the calm before the storm.

The storm being lots and lots of shows and facilitating kids, food, drop offs… sanity. or I should say Insanity.

For those of you who don’t know Opal Wing Creations will be coming back to the Glen for 4 days next week!!

So exciting!!

I will be in the Parkside room of the Williams Mill for 4 days

September 29th-October 2nd

Please come by and say, I will also be featuring some beautiful new pieces!!

This will be the perfect time to put in your custom orders for this year as well as enjoy a great selection of new work!

Please see the flyer below!!

Also for those Georgian Bay Locals, I will be participating in the Collingwood Art Crawl this Saturday at Coriander, Downtown Collingwood from 6-10pm

https://www.facebook.com/coriandercollingwood/

Here is a little Sneak Peek in the Rough of whats to come!!

What’s that you see?

Opal Wing Creations Finally has it’s own Stamp!!!

There is a lot of excitement to come including some pics from out latest photoshoot which was incredible!!!

Anyways, It’s time for me to Sleep. Apparently I can’t function without it 😉

Can’t wait to connect with you all this Fall!

Sending Love

xoN