What is Quartz Inversion?
No, it’s not a quart of milk standing on its head. It’s the point at which silica crystals in clay change their molecular structure during the rise and fall of temperatures in the kiln. Heat serves as a catalyst for permanent change. Very cool idea. I think of it as a metaphor for most things in life. The transformational power of art can change us at the very core. Our actions change the earth every day, for better or worse. The choices we make, the thoughts we have, and the words we say change us in every way at every moment--from the inside out. I like to think that I go through a quartz inversion on a regular basis....and once quartz inversion occurs, there is no going back.
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Giving thanks to Number 5....

Just before Thanksgiving I made a list of 5 things I was grateful for ~ they were, in no particular order, as follows:
1. good health
2. family and friends
3. my home and work space
4. laughter
5. my ability to create something beautiful out of nothing

It would be hard for me to put these in order of importance, and of course good health usually trumps most of life's other blessings, but lately it is number 5 that I feel most grateful for. It is number 5 that gives my life a sense of purpose. It is number 5 that gives me deep satisfaction and satiating pleasure when I feast my eyes upon something that "tastes" delicious to them. And it is number 5 that is the ONLY thing in my life that cannot be taken away from me. Everything in life is temporary, transient, and ethereal. But creativity - wax and wane as it may - is permanent, innate, and immortal.

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