I just posted this in the ol' etsy shop, and realized I hadn't shown you guys yet! This purse was inspired by the paper I wrote for teacher training on mandalas. Using them as a meditative tool to help yourself focus, meditate more thoroughly and feel better in general. This bag was one of my many experiments into mandala mediums, it was such a joy to create. Letting the tools "pick themselves" as I worked my way around the circle. I didn't measure anything out as I tooled, letting my eye guess the distance between hammer strikes. I love how it turned out, and am excited to learn who it belongs to.
I love this shape, and will be revisiting it again soon I think...
I have also explored stitching in leather. I'm in love.
This weekend was the last one, the end of our teacher training, the beginning of our lives as yoga teachers. I feel ready, quiet, and grounded. I did not know, when this started, that I wasn't grounded. Now, I know what I'm aiming for.
I made these little note books, with a page for each of the 9 months we spent together, for everyone.
I can't stop myself, when I love folks, I make them things.