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Opal Rings

Well, I’m not going to lie. It’s been a hard week. One of the most challenging weeks I’ve had in a while…. Why does time seem to move so fast?

I wish I could slow things down…

Spent the better part of the week nursing a sick and teething babe, got sick myself, website domain expired (without notice) and I have been literally pulling all nighters…

Sometimes I just want to throw in the towel…

Feeling exhausted and frustrated.

I guess life wouldn’t be exciting it everything was sweet and easy😉

The Woodland Studio is ready for you. From the Ashes of the Fire….

Rising up in new life, tomorrow. A New Day.

I am going to try to get some sleep tonight, but here are a few rings that came out this week….I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to photograph everything.

This week has been a big lesson for going with the flow and letting expectations go. (Not that I did that gracefully in any way shape or form) but I have learnt that sometimes, you just can’t do it all… Even though you wish you could.

Anyways, sending you all love, and hope it will just boomerang back at me…  I Need it.

Hope you Love these beauties..

xoN

Wow! Did you feel the wind dancing around today? For good reason, today feels like pure magic!!! The longest day of the year, the first day of summer AND the Full Moon…

It is a super charged day!

We have been very busy…. running around like little busy beavers…. All for an AMAZING reason!!

Opal Wing creations has blossomed in its new soil and we are so excited to share this growth and transformation with you!

The Woodland Studio is officially opening it’s doors this weekend!

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The Woodland Studio is located at

245606 22 Sideroad, Meaford Ontario, N4L-0A7

(Just Google the address for map and directions)

There are so many details that I can’t fit them all in this Blog!

Please come and enjoy some Lovely Nature Inspired Jewellery Creations, Tasty Treats, Fresh Local Cider, Live Music and Wood Fire Roasted Coffee….

I am going to keep this short and sweet… I am off to the studio to work…

Can’t wait to see some of you this weekend!

And of course, for those who cannot make it,

Please stay tuned this week as I will be posting some of my new creations here.

Until then, Enjoy this Magical day!

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See you all soon

xoxoNaomi

 

 

 

Time moves Fast…. So fast when you are lost in the love of life….

Little feet running here and there.

When my children were born, I experienced a love so profound that words could not even come close to describe the feelings inside….

It was in this Love, that I lost myself.

Most mothers could say the same.

There is both sadness and joy in this Love and Lost.

Today, I am in LOVE and FOUND, all together.

A Flame rekindled and LOVE burning strong in my heart.

Love for everyone and everything.

the scents in the air, the sounds of birds singing, the various shades of green watching the world come alive.

AND of course simply pure gratitude that I get to live this life, with those who I have chosen, those who have chosen me, and all those in passing.

Coming back from Mexico was like a reset button for me. We came Home.

Before it felt new and a wee bit unfamiliar.

Today I feel settled, my bare feet sinking in the cool earth and green moss settled.

I don’t need to go anywhere. I am completely satisfied where I am.

Everything around me is fitting together like an easy puzzle.

All I can say is Thank you.

There is Life all around the Woodland Studio…. and Magic within it.

I am sooooo excited to share what is coming….

The studio is coming together and I am preparing to open the doors for the first time!

It’s grand opening time.

Please save the date:

June 25th and 26th

Details will come, but for now, just put it on your calendar:

Take a Country Drive, Connect with Nature and Visit the Woodland studio.

Everything else will simply fall into place if it is meant to be.

Here is sneak peek into the studio…..

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“The Woodland Studio”

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Sharing this LOVE with an open Heart.

In gratitude.

xoNaomi

Wrapping up 2015

As we approach the end of 2015 I feel like its time for some real celebrations and some BIG congratulations to all of us for enduring such an epic year of change, challenge, shifts and evolution

We are wrapping things up here in the Woodland studio and preparing for our last event of the season.

First and Foremost

I want to send out a BIG WARM Heart felt THANK YOU!!!

For all your love and support…. Although Opal Wing Creations is transforming, I would say it has been one of the most creative and successful seasons we have enjoyed….

Please remember: I am here because of you. All of you who have supported my work, my stories and my creative flow over the years…. Its all thanks to you that I am still here, creating and growing.

Here are some of my final beauties that I was called to finish.. and I also still have some lovely pieces that are looking for loving homes, so please feel free to message me if you see anything that you LOVE.

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Rejoice: Labradorite

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Woodland Dance: Boulder Opal

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New Moon Glow: Moonstone

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New Leaf: Mexican Fire Opal

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Woodland Glow: Black Opal

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The Perfection of Imperfection: Black Opal

There is still time to shop online:

http://www.opalwing.etsy.com

If you are in the area or feel like an adventure, The Barn is hosting a lovely Solstice Open House this Saturday, December 19th all day long!

https://www.facebook.com/barncooperative/

Wishing you and your loved one a Happy, Healthy, Joyous and Peaceful Solstice, Hanukkah and Christmas!

xoN

I don’t know about you, but I for one am super excited to have some snow up here.

I know, she’s crazy right?

But if you could transport yourself up here to our lovely forested home, you would understand.

There is something so peaceful and calming about snow… especially when your nights are lit and glistening by the light of a full moon.

I feel like I’ve moved through so much the last few weeks….

I find peace in the surrender of cooler weather and the unknown.

Last weekend at Fair November was wonderful. It was so lovely to see you all and to send some of you home with some new beauties….

I have to share that these connections bring me such joy and overwhelming feelings of love, support and deep heart trust.

In Gratitude for all who have heeded the call…. Thank you for the time to pause long enough to see…. really see and feel what Opal Wing Creations is truly all about.

I will be back in Georgetown this weekend for my last offerings before the Holiday, so please come and say hello….

Perhaps I have something that will speak to you🙂

I will be in the Main Gallery at the Williams this Friday 6-9pm, November 27th Alongside my lovely offerings for the Holiday Season..

AND

At Fire and Ice’s Annual Open House on Sunday November 29th from 11-5 With some Magical New Pieces…

http://www.fireandicejewellery.com

Here’s a sneak peek:

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“Tranformation” with Cherry Creek Jasper, Dendritic Quartz and Green Tourmaline

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“Joyful Dance” with Labradorite

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“Tunnel Dive” with Merlinite

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“Winter Sparkle” with Natural Pyrite

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“Full Moon Dance” With Labradorite

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“Woven Rainbow” with Ammolite

Please feel free to e-mail me with any requests or interest…

These beauties are all available and ready to fly home to their destined homes🙂

Feeling Blessed and am off to bask in the Moonlight

Sending LOVE

xoN

The Great Unravelling

I’m in that place.

That sacred space.

Where nothing is the same.

Every time I try to do something the way I used to, it doesn’t work.

Embrace.

It all.

No one ever said change was easy, but there is beauty here in the darkness.

Beauty in the unknown.

Rebirth only comes from Death. The end of a cycle, a life, all that once was and is no longer.

Be in the sacred. The moment. Trust and Let go.

There is pain, and there is excitement.

I always like to use water metaphors for where I am in life….

The river.

Constantly flowing, rough, smooth, stagnant and fast…. No use holding on to the edge, resisting.

That is how one drowns.

I am flowing, freely.

Trusting.

Just trusting.

In these moments, I find magic in creation….. My heart is full and empty, but somehow there is so much to say.

The forest holds me. Takes care of me. Helps me to be still and listen.

So here are pieces of these moments. Reflections and manifestations in metal and stone.

Honouring

Being.

Let’s connect. Let’s Love.

Come and see me this weekend at Fair November in Guelph. I am bringing pieces of my heart and soul to share.

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The Forest Keeps me. Watermelon Tourmaline

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Trust. Black Opal

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Heart Medicine. Watermelon Tourmaline

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Magic in the Depths. Boulder Opal

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Be the Flow. Watermelon Tourmaline

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Awaken. Crystal Opal

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Be.ing. Boulder Opals

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Inner Dance. Fire Opal

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The Collective. Tiffany Stone

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Rebirth. Yowah Opal

Sweet Dreams

xoN

Captivating title right?

Well this is what my days have looked like lately…

Everything and nothing all at the same time.

Closing the studio in the Glen amidst this year long transition and change has triggered so many aspects within me.

Who could have known?

Creative overflow, tears, trust, regret, fear, nostalgia, bliss, gratitude and total despair…

All in one woman you ask? All at the same time?

Why yes indeed… If you ran into me anytime in the last few weeks, you either caught me in tears, elated or just plain and simply very confused.

Being a mama or two, running a household, fulfilling a dream and keeping food on the table… That’s what I have been up to. It’s not easy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

This is where the woodpecker comes in….

Yesterday, in one of my irrational “What have I done”moments, I heard someone knocking on my door…. Thinking it was the babysitter, or a neighbour, I opened the door and nobody was there…. Well, not a person anyhow….

So here was a gorgeous great spotted woodpecker, just prancing up the tree beside my studio…. I looked at him/her and they flew away… That was odd….

And then flood gates opened. I started to re-root and realize that all I have to do is listen…

Why do I get myself in such a fuss and worry so much?

Here is nature, literally knocking at my door…

And what do Woodpeckers have to say?

Well plenty!!!

They are believed to be mother earth’s drummers…. The heartbeat.

The reminder. trust your intuition…

We are all part of her.

SIGH.

I sometimes forget that I am not in control of everything in constant parenting mode and multi-tasking mode, where every event, and I mean everything needs to be calculated on some scale for how long it will take, what priority is it, and whether I actually have time to get into it….

Perspective. I see it now.

I try to always live in gratitude as I know I am blessed…. Oh, I am blessed, but sometimes the imminence of my daily routines and responsibilities just wear me down….

Sooooooo, Here she is…. Just a wee Opal metaphor for my life at the moment, and many others I am certain…. She represents all women and mamas, who fear their fire will die with the daily grind of life. The embers are always there when you are ready to re-kindle… Just be ready for a tear or two🙂

Deep Heart Fire

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Your beauty and abundance still exists, even if you don’t see it.

Your spirit, your fire, they too stay by your side for whenever you are ready to heed their call.

Your pain, your joy all make you the beautiful abundant being that you are.

Your heart beat, is connected with the heart beat of mother earth, always, even if you can’t feel it.

and when you really need the nudge, she sends messengers!

Thank you little woodpecker for coming and knocking on my door. You came at the perfect time!

xoNaomi

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