Monday, October 22, 2007

Featured Artist: CryZtalvisions

I have been fascinated by crystals and stones for as long as I can remember. I had some wonderful teachers during my childhood who passed on their love of nature, geology, crystals and gemstones. I come from a long line of artistic souls on my father's side of the family. My great grandmother was an amazing artist who left behind some amazing oil paintings. She also painted and fired china, she had an fantastic eye for detail and could paint tiny pictures small enough to fit on a thimble. My father was a well rounded artist and crafts person and spent many years teaching art in the public school system.

I've been creating unique pieces of jewelry for almost 20 years now, and I'm still excited by the process and I have an almost insatiable appetite for learning new techniques of the craft. Along the way I have also been drawn to studying and practicing various energy healing arts, like Reiki, chakra balancing, Earth based energy medicine, shamanic practices, and Angel Therapy. I have found combining my love of minerals, my artistic eye and skill in the jewelry fabrication and design, along with my heightened sensitivity to energies creates a powerful synergy. I love to immerse myself in the creative process and I'm fascinated when some pieces seem to magically design themselves. I am pleased to share my passion with you here.

I delight in creating these pieces! Each one is unique, with its own energy that I feel as I work with the materials. They transport me to a place of deep knowing, relaxation and happiness as I work. My special pieces not only look wonderful when worn, but also carry with them the special healing energies of each gemstone or crystal. My work is a constant exploration of the interconnectedness of man and nature.

What's with the "Z" in Cryztalvisions? You may ask? It's an homage to one of my wonderful teachers who pronounced crystals: "creezzztals"

You can see my most recent creations in my flickr photo stream:

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