Metalsmith -Instructor- Jewlery Artist

Monday, January 7, 2013

It's a new year..Whew

2012 is gone.. I can barely believe how fast it went!  For me, it was a year of discovery as I began making jewelry exactly one year ago this month.  Last year I was diagnosed with agressive breast cancer.  I did not accept the recommended treatment of chemo and radiation.  I knew I would not survive it.  I started juicing carrots, fruits and greens, had few lumpectomies. and a LOT of prayer.  I believe in the power of prayer, and the awesome promises of God.  My faith is bullet proof now :)  It's a year later, I'm still here no signs of cancer, and I feel healthy.  If anyone wants to know details I'd love to share them with you, just leave a comment and I'll be sure to reply and open a dialouge.
Now then, back to why I'm still here!  So last year  I had a journey to find my gifting or talents given by God.  Mine has always been all things art, but for some reason I did everything but art!  Now I'm learning everything I can and working my way through it.   I'm not a purist by any means :) I'm more eclectic.  My house is not stark, it's full of color! I love the wild an whimsical, as long as it's tasteful ..and as far as jewelry goes,  can be warn with any of my Hermes cuffs.  (beautiful gifts from hubby over the years). I can hardly wait to see what this new year has in store for me.  Anyway this is my first creation of 2013,  a beaded choker . I hope it inspires you!

1 comment:

Terri said...

Beautiful journey Leslie! What a challenge, and what a tough decision! I am so thrilled to hear you are cancer free! Yay!!!!!!
Wow! That is just such a wonderful thing to hear! I am praying that you only continue to feel good, and that your creative journey feeds your soul.
Your necklace is glorious! What a creation!