All artists search for many things...creativity, their muse and the inevitable "lucky break". Mine may have happened recently. I had decided that this was going to be my year. And in a myriad of events and creative circumstances it has turned out to be one of the best years of my life. I have gotten my work out there and made some really unique pieces. Found my path to what I really want to be doing and have been following it. Made the August issue of maine magazine.
The other night I decided after dinner to stop into an eclectic bar where a friend of mine was bar tending to say hello. When I walked in I saw an old friend. An old best friend. We had had a falling out about 20 years ago and really have not spoken. So, of course, small bar, we strike up a conversation and friend each other on facebook. A few days go by and she contacts me to see if she can wear my jewelry in an upcoming photo shoot for VF. Goes to show how clueless I am since I actually had to ask what vf was? Turns out to stand for (drum roll please) Vanity Fair magazine....yikes. I quickly said yes...after I cried a little. This is a magazine who has my photographer idol on staff (annie leibovitz, of course). And amazing covers and stories...Domminic Dunne, a naked Demi Moore cover...the list goes on.
So after a little discussion we decide on a couple of animal pieces (the story is about animals) and decide to meet once again at the eclectic bar. We end up having a great discussion about the past and mend fences (so to speak). And it becomes just like it was. Two friends catrching up on a life that they have missed out on for all of those years. And I realize life is not all about achievements and making it up the ladder. But it is more about the friends and connections you make along the pathway of life. It is more importantly about love, kindness and relationships. Some are more complicated than others. Some come and go, some last. And some are worth mending after 20 years of not talking.