Thursday, October 14, 2010

Staying Power

What I particularly like about this photo of Cindy Crawford is that we
see the evolution of a famous young model into a sophisticated &
contemporary woman.  Still beautiful, but now glamourous.  Not cute.
Not pretty.  A lovely transformation, for certain.

This is what life & aging is about. 
One of my favorite sayings about myself is this:
"she is always & never the same"
I think you'll understand.

Finding self-confidence, feeling good about who you are, believing
in yourself and your opinions (hopefully, educated ones) & finally
knowing when taking a stand, a gentle one, are the keys to open doors
on the way to gracefulness, elegance, charm, class & style.

If there is one thing I can offer it is the absolute necessity
to see everything in a 360 way.  Stop & evaluate how someone
else could have a commitment to an idea when that idea is
incorrect or different than yours. 

My jewelry work has increased quite a bit, and now my daughter will be
moving back to Texas from Florida (I'm helping her with the
move), she's met a new man and been offered a wonderful new
position, AND my son won best-in-show in the recent
Houston Festival of the Arts.

Thank all of you for your comments & votes for him!!

I am busy designing & making a prototype of a line of 
jewel-embellished sterling silver napkin rings. 
Show you when I'm farther along in the process.
You know how it all starts out in your head, you struggle with
the design elements, how to create something beautiful &
functional...& by the time you begin the actual physical making of the
piece all the problems, you thought, have been solved. 
Very creative when you think of holidays, different seasons, different
chinas, crystals, table settings.  And, I love it!!



Soho500 said...

“Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic.” -Rosalind Russell I think Cindy lives filled with joy.

Jacqueline said...

Dear Marsha,
How lovely for your daughter to have been offered a new job and, more importantly, a new man !!!! An exciting time for her.....and I'm so pleased that your son won best-in-show. Our son won a Sony Award last year which is like the Oscars of the radio world. We are so proud of him and, of course our daughter.
You must be buzzing about all of the jewellery ideas in your head.....I look forward to seeing the finished articles !
Have a lovely weekend, Marsha.
Oh, and Cindy has indeed blossomed into a beautiful woman. XXXX

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful post and most interesting to read.


Deanna said...

So nice to stop by and read the good news!

God bless,

Simone said...

Wow Marsha, I am so happy to read this wonderful to have your daughter moving back AND huge congratulations to your son on his win, how fantastic!!

And your new project sounds fa perfs, how exciting for you. Do keep us posted.

"She is always and never the same"....I love that.....

I love what you have written above, the 360 degree view is a perfect way to put it.

I have always really liked Cindy Crawford and she looks fab here, lots to admire in her too.

Take care my friend xx

Simone said...

PS Love the music you have on here, so haunting....

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm wishing you the best, too! Sounds like you have changes that will make a difference! Enjoy your week! ♥

Fiona said...

I've always loved Cindy. Her personal style is very classic. And the hair, oh my goodness the hair. It's glorious.

I love everything you've said about aging elegantly. Taking a gentle stand is so important - not a pushover but not a bossy britches.

And seeing things from the perspective of others. A good reminder.


ejkh555 said...

As always you have managed to take me into that realm that can only come with imagination. It is euphoric. Thank you.