The Things That Really Matter / by Patsy Kolesar

I originally wrote this post on Easter weekend in 2010.  I've been reading through old posts so that I can convert them over to my new website and blog on squarespace.  When I came across this one I thought it was rather timely and I wanted to share it again.  

I hope that everyone is having a lovely Easter weekend, shared with people that you love. I am very thoughtful this weekend about the things that really matter. My family and my friends and the deep connections which I share with them are what fuels everything in my life. They are ultimately my inspiration for every piece I create. I create out of love and passion. I have the ability to feel love and passion because of the amazing people who surround me. I feel so honored to be sharing a life time with such beautiful people.

My Carrot & Beet Brooches were inspired by the summers I spent in the garden with my Dad when I was growing up. He would always grow these big amazing vegetable gardens. I loved to help him pick the carrots and pull up the potatoes. Being with him in our backyard garden on a hot summers day is one of my most cherished childhood memories.

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Carrot & Beet Brooches sterling silver, 14k gold, freshwater pearls

Patsy Kay Kolesar 2008