Please, do come in

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Welcome to my studio, yes I am aware that this is also a kitchen, lol. It is my lovely kitchen/studio in one. We do have a guest room that we turned into a gallery/studio that I like to do writing and my photography in. Since I am working with resin I like to have adequate light and a larger area for ventilation. My wonderful husband agreed to take some photographs of me in action! He is quite the photographer. He amazes me at everything he does. He really is very talented. What can I say I married a Genius! Today actually marks three years of being together. Three years ago today he asked me if he could have the honor of relationshipifying me on Facebook. It was the sweetest thing in the world. In March it will be one year being married. He is my world, my breath, my everything. I am so very grateful that we found each other. He inspires me in everything I do.

Here I am just getting started by prepping my medium. What is that you ask? Well it’s my dried rose petals I use to create my “Heart Story” pendants.

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Here is one in the shape of a heart. I am really having fun. I enjoy creating and making jewelry and art. It does something for my heart and soul that is tough to explain, but I’m going to try in this post. My pendants have been speaking to me in a way lately. (Not literally) I’m an artist but I’m not crazy, lol. More on that in a bit.

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Here I am just getting started with the resin. I love the angle of this shot.

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This procees usually takes me about 2 hours, including prep time until I am ready to let them cure. Curing takes 24 hours before I can pop them out of the molds.

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Working on the first pendant.

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As you can tell there is quite a bit of time and work that goes into making my “Heart Story” pendants. I also have to trim, sand and glaze all the pendants, as well as glue on my bails and hand make the custom length satin or suede necklace. The reason I do all of this is because it is my passion and I have a strong pull (a need really) to create art and share my work with others. For me it’s about love, it’s about joy, it’s about helping others.

Here is a pic of the back side of the pendants about halfway through curing.

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I am actually still working on this batch right now. Hopefully I will have them ready to photograph and list on my etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/PassionOfLight within the week. I am extremely focused on getting more made so that I can have extra available for when I find the perfect little shop that is right for me and my work. I am also going to try out the art walks they have here in the Phoenix area as well. Really excited and nervous.

So to get back to the pendants speaking to me, I have decided to include a heart story poem to go with each pendant. I hand write the poem and roll it into a little scroll, tie it with a gold ribbon and enclose it in the jewelry box. I feel it’s perfect. When I came up with the name of “Heart Story” pendants, inspired by love. It really just came to me, I didn’t have to think about it, it just came to me so naturally. Like it was meant to be, just as these inspirational poems are coming to me. Each pendant is sharing with me what to say, the poems are flowing freely. It’s funny because I used to have a hard time finding the right words and I wouldn’t call myself a writer before, I always felt like the words were just out of my reach. Not anymore though. It feels really good actually, to have all these beautiful words come to me. I feel that it is a reflection of going through my own healing and how I wish to help others heal too. So in a nutshell what I am writing and creating is meant for others and myself. I think by sharing my passion and art with others I’m helping to heal the world by healing myself, and that feels really good. Excited to share that I have had four sales this month already, I just feel it in my heart that my dream is coming true and everything is lining up perfectly.

I would like to end on two of my favorite quotes, it seems fitting. The first quote is dedicated to my husband.

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
David Viscott

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
David Viscott

Well I’ve opened up myself to all of you out there, why? because I’m finally ready to. I’m ready to come out of my cocoon and share my gift with the world.

I really hope you enjoyed seeing me in my studio and learning more about me and my work. I still have so much to share, It’s like a dam has broke loose and I’m finally set free.

Much more to come.

As always, comments and questions are more than welcome.

Till next time,

Lisa

Passion Of Light

Where do you get inspiration?

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Have you ever got down on yourself or your work and felt sad, maybe even hopeless? Sometimes if we don’t see what we think we should see we get depressed and feel like we failed in some way.

Not true!

We didn’t fail but rather we are perfecting our work and learning along the way. Life is a journey and adventure, but sometimes we forget this. You never know what’s really happening behind the curtain of life. What is unfolding this very second, but we just don’t see it yet. My suggestion is get inspired and stay inspired. Sure we all have down days but we just need to dust ourselves off and keep reminding ourselves that we can do anything we set our mind to. When you truly believe in yourself and you don’t give up, the world won’t give up on you either. Where do you get your inspiration from?

Is it a book?

Journey to the Heart

A movie perhaps?

Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me

Music?

Leonard Cohen

For me I think I get my inspiration literally from everywhere. I get it from people, movies, flowers, photographs, songs, documentary’s and so on.

Inspiration is all around you. Magic and beauty is all around, if you stop and look you will see it. If your working on something and you feel sad or hopeless, stop and take a break and do something else. Something to clear your mind and refocus. I think we need to draw in inspiration every now and then. We are like a battery and if we are going… going… going… and always putting forth our energy outward we can sometimes feel depleted. We need to recharge our battery by taking in life, energy and inspiration from the world around us. I won’t give up on myself and neither should you.

You are beautiful,

you are creative,

you are perfect just the way you are.

So go,

go on and shine like the beautiful light you are and show the world who you are.

One of my inspirational photographs:

You can click on photo to go to my etsy shop

"Graceful Orchid"

“Graceful Orchid”

See you next time,

Lisa Novak

Passion Of Light

A story with heart…

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This is a story about love, a love so profound that it has helped me to love myself and begin to heal.

It all started that one January day when he held out his hand for me. I looked up and saw the sun glimmer in his eyes and a hand that was safe and warm, there was no question in my mind. I reached out and placed my hand in his as we walked down the street together. In that exact moment there was a surge of warmth and love that flowed like sweet warm honey straight into my heart. It felt so familiar like De’ja’ vu. We finally found each other again. The world looked like a whole new place, like looking at it for the first time. That world was magical and it was our world. What I was searching for my whole life came to be and I knew I was complete. I knew deep inside that this was no ordinary love. I knew that this man would change my life forever and I was right. We were married March 23, 2013. He is my soul mate and he helps me in so many different ways. We are helping each other. He helps me be my best self and is teaching me to love and accept myself for me. So very thankful for his love and support.

I have been going through a transformation of healing, from my childhood and my past. My work is a personal expression and it helps me heal, I hope to help others heal too. These heart pendants are a reminder to love yourself, to keep your heart open and to love with your whole heart. To feel and acknowledge all of your feelings. Appreciate your divine beauty on the inside as well as the outside. Sometimes in this hectic life we tend to ignore or neglect our own needs, emotions and our self. This heart pendant can serve as a reminder to take care of what your heart needs. It sits in the perfect spot on your chest, it is comfortable, smooth and lightweight.

Introducing “Heart Story” pendants, inspired by love.

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A beautiful resin heart filled with dried flower petals. The petals suspend within the heart. There are no two alike, each one is a unique beauty.

Each pendant comes with a comfortable black satin cord and lobster clasp, measures 18 inches in length. The heart measures approximately one inch in width by about 1 3/8 inch in length including the bail. I can customize the length and or material of cord if you prefer.

Elegant, heartfelt and personal. These heart pendants are perfect for yourself and or as a personal gift to a friend or loved one.

I’ve always loved the beauty of flowers, this way the dried petals can be treasured forever.

* I can do custom pendants as well. If you have any dried flowers that are special to you, message me if you want to learn more.

My etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PassionOfLight

Interested in purchasing my “Heart Story” Pendant:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/175255454/real-flower-resin-heart-pendant-rose?

To contact me:
Lisa.PassionOfLight@gmail.com