to the extent that art imitates nature……

Fall in Vermont is something that you just have to see with your own eyes; it cannot be explained…but for 3 or so weeks, it seems the world is being devoured by gentle flames, so as to enable it to go to sleep and be reborn anew. For me, the upcoming holiday season is always my busiest, business wise…but how I love this flamboyant warning that a quieter, more introspective season will be soon upon us. Like a last hurrah of glory, before the trees go to sleep, I am reminded, by the leaves, that the time of nurturing new ideas and paths will be coming soon….during this season, LEAVES are everywhere…and hard to ignore…so here is my connection to last weeks’ photo journal…( more photos of fall to come…I promise!)
It has been said that it was under the shade of the Bohdi tree that Buddah sat quietly and had his first encounter with enlightenment. I created this Bohdi leaf pendant to serve as a reminder of what we all can achieve through practice, patience and focused intention. It is sculptural on both the front and back, so when it flips around, it is a mirror image..( actually, these are 2 separate pendants pictured, so you can see what it looks like from all angles!)

I made myself one of 14 karat recycled rose gold, so it looks more like a ‘fall leaf’…I wear it slung on a piece of well-worn leather, my reminder at all moments, that anything is possible….but first, you have to dream it….




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13 Comments

  1. I love this time of year…the colors of the leaves are so beautiful and inspiring. That's a beautiful little pendant!
    Stella

  2. Oh, how I recall the rolling hills of Vermont! I drove through with my mother and her mom in 1998 and we visited Norman Rockwell's cottage studio and house, purchesed the best maple syrup ever… Ah, I didn't dare think about going home or I knew I would feel a strong pulling of my heart to stay, thats how beautiful it was!

    So these two leaves speak to the heart!

  3. Yes. I miss a true autumn. Wisconsin and Maine had beautiful autumns. the 9 years in texas, there were two where the leaves were more fallish…

    My favorite fall things…the leaves! Bright yellows, burnt orange, bright orange, rich red…oh, i'm thinking of fall and being in wisconsin next month!

    Your prose of autumn was poetic. Your leaves made me draw in my breath. SO PRETTY, kerinrose!

  4. Being "devoured by gentle flames"–that's a very poetic and accurate way of describing the intensity of the colors, Kerin! I love this time of year–it's so beautiful. The gold version of your little leaf pendants sounds beautiful, too 🙂

    take care,
    Ivy

  5. The leaves are beginning, slowly, to turn toward autumn in the New Mexico bosque, too. The smell of green chili roasting, the smell of pinon wood fires burning, is beginning to tell us, too, that fall is here. Namaste.

  6. well thanks ever so much for stopping by this post everyone!….am wishing I could scoop all of you up so we could take a long walk through the flaming woods and then settle in for some soup and these kale and garlic rolls I have become addicted to baking!…

    🙂

  7. Kerin,
    I just love this new pendant! It has so much meaning and is just so gorgeous! I used to live in MA and one of my best friends lives in VT with new of favourite new folks(Ivy and Stella whom I HAVE TO MEET-you are on that list now and Cindy!) and I always loved the fall in New England. My ancestors are originally from Salem, MA and Mystic, CT so it is always like coming home. I am now in the midwest states and the Fall is gorgeous here, but I miss the moutains and the hidden swimming holes! I adore you work-I love jewelry with meaning and yours has it in spades! Gorgeous!
    xo,
    merle

  8. I love autumn in the north east. There isn't anything better. I just dropped in to say hello. We're in the fish bowl together. I really like your work so much. Best wishes/Valarie

  9. What a great homage to this season.
    Just wanted to pop in and say hello. I believe we are currently taking a class together 🙂
    Best Wishes!

  10. Hi, I'm a fellow fishie swimming around the bowl. I love your gorgeous work, especially the Hamsa hand and the Om shanti. Best wishes on your journey! Wini 🙂

  11. Merle, you are ON!…though keep in mind that Stella, Ivy and I live 3 hours apart, but it will give you time to peruse our lovely state!

    and

    Valerie, Wini, and Melissa..good to meet you!…looking forward to some interesting conversation…thanks for stopping by…!

  12. What a beautiful pendant! I just discovered your blog through the fish bowl, love your writings and images!

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