Open House at my studio, Fri and Sat, 11AM to 5 PM, Pottery and Jewelry, 10 to 20% off. 326 Route 28N, North Creek, 1 mile after the bridge over the Hudson River on the right. Come all the way up the driveway!
One of our first frosts of the year, very late. Fall has been so warm, almost balmy sometimes. When I walked out my door the other morning, i was hit with warm, comforting air. Not bracing, not refreshing, out of place November air, but welcoming nevertheless. Cold air is coming in now, as it should … Continue reading Autumn Finally Here
This is the Boreas River, up on 28N, near Minerva and Newcomb, NY.
I'm still in search of my own voice. I've tried to follow trends of what seems popular. What Instagram audiences like, what gets a lot of Likes, what is popular. Not only did that stuff not sell, it left me dissatisfied, empty. So many following trends, chasing a living of someone else's dream. Guilty … Continue reading Musing on the Muse
Over on my website, http://www.marendunnstudio.com, I have a lot of spiritual healing jewelry. I have many quartz necklaces: tangerine quartz, spirit quartz, lithium quartz, all of which have great energy. They are also excellent chakra stones, depending on the color of the stone. You can meditate with my jewelry on the correct chakra, or use … Continue reading Spiritual Healing Jewelry
Healing Labradorite is the magic stone of shamans. It is magical, changeable, luminescent. It is a stone of great energy. The meaning of labradorite, from this site: http://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/labradorite-crystal.html "Labradorite Crystal is a stone of magic, awakening within you mystical and magical abilities and psychic powers. It has within it a deeply felt resonance that is … Continue reading Labradorite, Healing Gemstone, Stone of Shamans
Tourmaline is a beautiful stone, both in its rough form and polished. I use the raw form in a lot of my jewelry. The common colors I use are black, green and watermelon. The pink is part of the watermelon tourmaline, which I hadn't learned until recently. Not only is it beautiful, it is an … Continue reading Tourmaline as Healing Gemstone
I journeyed today, asking for a teaching from a plant spirit. Thistle showed up. Thistle showed me that it was good for skin. I had never heard of thistle as a healing plant, so I did some research. And wouldn't you know, one of the lesser known ways to use thistle is as a healing … Continue reading Milk Thistle as Skin Healer
Seven years ago, I put the wine bottle down. I made a decision that changed everything. I found art, I found full blown anxiety and ADD, I found struggles, I found joy. What I hadn't found was my true self, my purpose. Who I was at my core. I have always wondered if others knew … Continue reading Transformation
I was thinking about fire as I journeyed this AM. How fire is transformative. It renews forests. It transforms metal. It turns our flesh and blood back to the original ash and earth from which we sprang forth. And fire in the way of tribulation tempers us. It makes us strong. Able to live more … Continue reading I Am Enough