09 March 2010

Burning


I'm seeing red.
There are a hundred things I want to say.
But I can't find the words here at the moment.

When anger and frustration run deep enough,
they just physically hurt.

I'm burning.















33 comments:

  1. love the new work :)
    amazing as always.

    don't let the fire consume, let it burn away the old and expose the new :)

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  2. JJ that Claddagh is incredible! WOW!

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  3. LOOOOOVVVVVe the Cladagh ring. It is soooooo beautiful, and very appropriate for St. Patrick's day. It is amazing. L.x

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  4. Holy Smokes!!! You really are Irish!!! That ring is incredible, you look like a model (for real.......), and you exhibit the feistiness you makes you an incredible artist!!!! <3

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  5. Hope that whatever is causing you distress clears up soon. The pictures of you and your jewelry are beautiful and timeless. Your take on Claddaugh knocked my socks off! Take care, wishing you the best in whatever you are battling.

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  6. Oh so wonderful and fiery beautiful! You are the original dear~

    xoxo,

    Adrienne

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  7. Oh my gosh, the Claddagh ring is so inspired and incredible! Ka-pow!

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  8. I adore you. I wish I had a balm for your fire, I really do. Your new work is immeasurably beautiful.
    As are you.

    xoxoxox,
    Allison

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  9. RR
    I'd like to offer you the Atlantic to dive into and cool your fires...I go to the edge often. Red haired too.
    I love your claddaugh ring...I wore mine today. Tiny silver with an emerald heart that my father brought back from Ireland for me. So of course I love it.
    Wishing you knowledge from your anger.
    xo
    Andrea

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  10. Your work is stunning! I am in a similar place today.
    The pain that initially causes anger cuts to the soul and the pain caused by anger seems to cut even deeper. I am so with you in that arena today.
    You really are massively beautiful. I pray some healing your way, friend.
    xo

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  11. Both pieces are stunning....and what Ande said ;)

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  12. So that's what you have been up to...you are excused : )

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  13. I cannot say that I, under identical circumstances, would show as much restraint as you have with this post :)

    Love you lovely lady.

    And that claddagh ring... words escape me...

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  14. There's heart and soul so tangible in your work that nobody else can ever come close to. Let the fire keep you warm and fuel your passion instead of burning you.

    love ~tess

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  15. ...fuel that fire...within you...look at all YOUR beauty...YOUR talent...


    then go & take a hot bath...


    love you!

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  16. That ring is amazing - it literally made me gasp!

    Use that fire within you to fuel the creative fire that burns inside. Its the emotions that make an artist so, whether they are happy, angry or sad. Just having them is what makes the connection from artist-finished piece-buyer. They are what differs being an artist from just a creator.
    :-)
    Jaime

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  17. That ring is for the Lion Hearted! Looove it!
    XoXo's
    Johanna

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  18. JJ...You ARE ONE OF A KIND!!!!!!!! NOTHING compares to your work...I agree with every post above me....I can't believe the situation(again), but then again I can....who wouldn't inspire to be as GREAT as you are....I know, WE know how amazing your work is because it roots into our very own soul...I will FOREVER wear your pieces with the most pride and bliss ever imagined...I will ride in the path that you are blazing and thank you every minute for it..YOU ROCK

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  19. I like what Andes Cruz said. Just do a Phoenix and arise from the ashes. ;D Ooh did I just say that? I'm going to make that my mantra: "Do a Phoenix"

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  20. Breathtaking as always. And you continue to show grace in the eye of the storm.

    Love your designs. Love your blog.

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  21. love you... sniff sniff.
    you rule. xow

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  22. Your work is amazing!!! Keep working like this, and nobody could make you shade! ;-) I'm with you, if one day I publish "copies" of my work will fill lots of pages...have a great day friend!! ;-)

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  23. So sorry Jess, but your work is just amazing. I love that big honking claddagh..it's just beautiful. If you get to Durham again soon, let me know & we'll meet for coffee & a chat. (((big hugs)))

    Pam

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  24. What happened? Do we need to beat the s$@t out of someone? Cuz, we will so put our Rosy rings on and take care of some business!

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  25. Oh my...Your new work is breathtaking...And you look gorgeous as always!

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  26. Just remember that you're the trailblazer, the one leading the pack. The one we look to when we want to see something new, beautiful and unexpected. Everyone else is just trying to keep up.

    Keep on, keepin' on. We look forward to your new pieces, stories and the glimpses of your soul you're so kind to share with us.

    xoxo,
    C

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  27. Your work is evocative. I just keep coming back to see what new and amazing things you have done. You are an original. Thanks for continuing to share your artistic points of view with the world.

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  28. Nothing left for me to say except that ring made me swoon lol!!

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  29. what a pouring in of encouragment
    my beautiful spirited strong vibrant talented passionate down-to-earth artistic soulful deep loving kind funny gorgeous youthful old soul goddess of a friend....did I leave anything out?....what really can be said that has not been said already
    I have known THAT burning...let it serve you well and then, as Andes Cruz wrote above, let it burn away the old to bring out the new...and then let it go. Use it for what you need but do not let it consume you.
    I am not on face book or anything else but given what has been written here I can guess as to what has started this fire within you....I am sorry you are dealing with this.
    Know who you are and be strong in that...it is a journey JJ
    You have been blessed with a wonderful gift as shown in your exquisite work pictured in this post...
    though I have to say my favorite pictures are of you
    your determination and spirit come across letting me know that you will indeed rise above this and grow and learn.
    It sucks, you're right....breathe it through
    much love and light to you
    and like the tattoedblogger wrote...I will were your jewelry with pride and look forward to the day when I will add another piece...
    you are precious

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  30. I can't thank you all enough.

    Truly.

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  31. Wow! Your work is INCREDIBLE!!!! I wore a claddagh ring from maybe fifth grade until after college. And now, finally, another that I would wear. Fantastic.

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