As a part of sorting out my art timeline, I took some photos of the "charms" my aspects have made to wear on videos yesterday. I've made charms for going out in public for some time; it started at the same time as Art Solutions, when I had access to a silversmith and got them to make designs for me.
I don't think of them as "jewellery" and when I started making videos, they became a part of that game. Instead of endlessly having to buy new clothes, I decided to go with black tops and a charm for the "look."
This gave my aspects the excuse to go for it and make many, many charms :-) Very enjoyable, essentially wearable mini-sculptures, and a way to bring ART into the game, no matter what the topic may be, philosophy, personal development, Q&A, all things energy ... There's always ART close to my HEART :-)
The cool thing about making these charms was also that as they are essentially "theatre props," I could just make whatever I wanted. It didn't have to be "good" and I didn't have to study jewellery making and set up a whole new workshop - it was only about ENERGY and INTENTION, with a dash of "how it looks on camera" thrown in.
I could use all sorts of materials :-) and my aspects did. A favourite charm was made in a lid from a yoghurt container :-)
From a little aluminium foil, you can make just about anything, and aluminium is a very cool container for energy. It's metal but it side steps all the problems with gold and silver ... :-)
When I make a new charm, the prototype is also sent to a workshop in Pertineri, where skilled craftspeople make sellable versions and add them to the magic shop as a new line :-) :-) :-)
As I was looking through the pictures from yesterday, the artist's pallette caught my eye.
It's an example of something that is beyond OBVIOUS to have as a "general jewellery design" and yet if you were to search the WWW for such a thing, you'd be lucky to find anything even close.
Why isn't that there? Why aren't there versions of it for every pocket, from tiny ones made from silver with little semi-precious stones, or even just any old silver metal with glass stones, all the way to platinum set with high precious stones? So that families who have a young artist give such a thing as a present, denoting they recognise the artist? Or people who would like to be artists, or known as artists, could wear that and strangers would know what they love to do?
Or, and this was my train of thought this morning, to wear it as a protection charm when you're going somewhere challenging, to keep the "magical artist within" safe and stand by them? And, if you don't want people to know you're employing that, you can wear it under your clothes when you have an opening night in a gallery and you want to make sure you stay sane when muppets say hurtful things?
I often ask myself, "Why are these things not there? Am I crazy somehow, am I missing something, that the world doesn't need this particular charm?"
But I feel it does, simple as it is.
Being an ARTIST, really embracing that and whatever else "you are," making sure that YOU know that, as well as other people know it too, has some serious advantages in the Hard.
It gives license not to kill, but to be extremely and unusually DIFFERENT. It is an excuse for doing or not doing all manner of things that are societally expected from any person, as well as doing your own thing - and that's OK because you "are an artist."
Adopting that job title of THE ARTIST gives instant permission to be ... pretty much whatever you want to be, as long as it falls within the laws of the Hard.
I have used that "get out of social jail free" card that the ARTIST denomination gives a person ... always. Yes, always. People are weird about art and artists; deep down, they think it's some kind of magic, and you know what? They are quite right.
Art is magic. That's what it is, that is what it's for, and an artist is an alchemist by any other name.
A creator of reality, literally.
Now with Modern Energy Art, I have established that making powerful art is actually a normal human ability that just gets choked off in people as they go through the entrainments of the Hard.
Theoretically, every person therefore could wear the painter's pallette Art Charm and benefit from it. Ha! Imagine, every child got such a thing seriously gifted to them at age 3 ... Society as we know it would have to crumble ...
At any rate. I love the idea of the Art Charm as both a form of protecting and encouraging the magical artist (alchemist, magician, reality creator!) within as well as a statement that the wearer has accepted this ... fact. Consciously.
I wear mine over my clothes, quite visibly, and because it is for video, mine is BIG. Hehe. They could come in all sorts of sizes too ...
I think the world should have this charm as a symbol for everyone to know, to understand it, and for those who are far enough along the way to know we are all artists, to spot on other people and smile, and nod.
Don't Worry, Be Happy! Charm
(This sits on a MIRROR so it serves also as a protection against people who try to get you down)
Symbol Painting Charm
Just a bit of fun and also, an invitation to make ART SOLUTIONS charms and generally, wearable art of any kind.
A picture frame can contain ... ... ... ??????
Like the MirrorMan, only it's got little stars to make it sparkle instead.
Star Light Charm
This happened spontaneously; I enjoyed making the Star Light Charm immensely.
Discovered the "water drops" effect which spawned many drop/water/daily diamonds inspired other things.
S Symbol Charm
The SuperMind Symbol
October 8th is Octo day but if you have the charm, every day can be Octo day! :-)
Gold Nugget Charm
... with emeralds and sapphires :-)
Moon Water Mirror Charm
Magical Moon Squid Charm
(Glows in the dark)
Water Mirror Charm
Mirror Picture Frame Charm
The Original MirrorMan Charm
For the Star Matrix Masters videos & all things Star Matrix since.
Holographic Mirror Charm
More subtle than a straight mirror.
Red Mirrorball Charm
Made for Power of the Positives 6, the sexy positives.
Mirrorball Heart Charm
The mirrorball was the master metaphor for The Power of the Positives course.
The Gift Charm
Made from 3 Chinese fortune cookie wrappers, I had the insight during making this that The Gift is not the "luckiest" energy symbol, but indeed, THE STAR.
The Lucky Star Charm
Direct follow on from the Gift charm above - just had enough colour confetti left to make it.
Magic Water In Purple Charm
"Give me purple, and I will give you love."
Water of Life Charm
Water coming from space, the wisdom of the water, daily diamonds and so much more ...
The next three pics are all of the same charm, it is colour changing.
Magic Water Charm
Ice Cube Charm :-)
When you really need to keep your cool ...
Harvest Festival Charm
*Related to "Harvesting From The Tree of Lights" which is a Star Matrix thing.
Summer Holiday Charm
A Drop Of Gold Charm
Gnome In A Bottle Charm
There's a story to go with that here.
Friends in High Places Charm
The energy symbol FRIEND simple version.
Free The Fish! Charm
Relating to the fish metaphor from r[E]volution
Freedom Bird Charm
Fan Art Charm :-)
Turbo-charge this incarnation :-)
Energy Symbol MAGIC Charm
Energy Symbols Globe Charm
Energy Symbols THE GIFT Charm
Energy Symbols Disc Charm
EMO Space Charm
Journeys Of Discovery Charm
Daily Diamonds 3 Leaves Charm
Pink Daily Diamonds Charm
Energy Art Charm
Ancient Guardians Charm
This is old, one of the first I made in resin.
The Blessed Child Star Charm
More to come ... TBC as they say :-)