The after bedtime goings on of mommy artist.....
|Posted by sarah canady on April 21, 2014 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
Each year of the past 5 I have been challenged to think as I ponder the unfathomable and infinite power of God as He resurrected His son. I am challenged to think, "What am I not believing in that power for in my life?" What is that thing I just don't believe He is big enough for?
5 years ago on Easter Sunday, I sat in church with a sense of disappointment for another month in a row of 6. The doctor had done her tests, my body had rebelled against my hope again. And yet I heard that small voice asking me, challenging me, to proclaim that God can even if it cannot be. And so I did. Because I do. I believe that if he raised Christ, wanted me and moved mountains, he could allow me to be pregnant. He could allow it even though I didn't deserve to have another prayer answered. People thought I was bold and reckless to even hope for another. Why should He answer me when I could name on both hands how many loved ones' prayers had been unanswered and they were still left to hope. I had two good and perfect gifts already but the burden for this one was still taking up a space in my heart. And so I answered the challenge, with a confession and a proclamation.
It is was today, five years ago, the day after Easter, that God showed me His resurrection Power, in spite of the medical tests, that I was pregnant with my son, who would be born very close to Christmas. I celebrated his fourth birthday last December, as I celebrated being fortunate enough to be on the other side of hope.
This is the inspiration behind my nest necklace and ring....my three answered prayers, my three children..
|Posted by sarah canady on January 3, 2014 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
Bounty? In Winter? I have always seen winter as a time to create, to stir up some wonderful soup of ideas and let it simmer. This is the time to take stock of all the seeds of ideas in the storehouse and guess which ones will bear fruit.
I love seeing how God's creation is bared open, the branches without their leaves, while vulnerable, are also in their purest form of beauty. I also like to take stock personally and glance at the form instead of the things I have grown accustomed to covering up with....and so I am dreaming up a little tree pendant....to represent pure beauty and honest form...
The fall and early winter were thankfully busy. God has blessed so much of this. I have the chalenge to be faithful to what He has given me.
Planning to build stock, invest in lots of material and get items in stock before fall, unlike this year where there was too much crunch time. I loved all the commisions and hearing the sweet stories of people who would take my little creations home. I love knowing the people who will own my pieces.
Best wishes for this new year!
|Posted by sarah canady on April 29, 2013 at 8:05 PM||comments (0)|
Nice little petite nests for your ears!
|Posted by sarah canady on March 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
Most days I fail but the glory God displays in a mother is supposed to be through her children. Sticking with the egg theme that God gave me awhile ago, I placed a pretty little bird atop her three little eggs, each with a little letter in it, representing each of my children. They all are nestled into a handmade bezel with the word "glory" hidden inside. I also put one of my new favorite stones, an aqua chalcedony, hanging below..Come to think of it, momma bird is looking a little cramped in there....
|Posted by sarah canady on March 17, 2013 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
I have been enjoying layering textures these days in unique arrangements so that they don't look too perfect. I had long been looking for a
less toxic simpler way to make textures on metal and i figured these little things out now texture abounds! I love these weighty little numbers! They will become a regular at only $75!
|Posted by sarah canady on February 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM||comments (0)|
I decided to play with my favorite new texture, no beads, no fancy stuff...just some clean lines with beauty. These remind me of the whole concept of thinking outside the box while living and discovering the beauty of living within the security of the corral and eating the green grasses provided....The green pastures God provides: His beauty and love is in His protection, His standard, His law. This has been a theme here with my oldest barn cat who doesn't want to come in the warm house for food....she is determined to scratch out a place of her own and find her own food....
|Posted by sarah canady on December 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM||comments (0)|
Burning the midnight oil....
After wiping noses all day and getting juice, no, more juice, I had some creative energy to get OUT!!! So, instead of preparing for the upcoming gallery opening, I took a diversion and came up with a ring!! I love this little baby and better yet, it is the first ring that really worked! It fits, it is comfortable and it is pretty cute, me thinks!
Okay, truth be told, I took another diversion or two, also....But those little earrings are still curing...they will be ready tomorrow if the noses will ever cease to run.........
|Posted by sarah canady on November 19, 2012 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
I saw something inspiring and had to have my own pair! Admittedly, the pretty little lace image is from a picture of a bedspread from the Ikea catalog but I think in this context, it really takes on a new beauty!