Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~Neil Gaiman
Last spring when I was in Berlin, Germany, I fell in love with this wall. Standing in front of this particular piece of art in Berlin I felt my soul stir. It was one of those moments in life that I adore, when something or someone unexpected and beautiful shows up in front of me and I have to stand still for a few moments and breathe it in......xo
When I was in Holland at my jewelry artists residency last spring there was a small pond in our backyard. It was muddy, murky, filled with gross bugs and green slime. I didn't pay too much attention to it, it hadn't been cared for for some time. Until perfect pink lotus flowers started to blossom in it. It captivated me. I had new respect for the murky pond, new wonder and fascination. I would sit in front of it and notice how the lotus flowers opened and closed. I would notice how the bugs interacted with the flowers, I would notice how the plant life was so alive in the mud.......
No Mud, No Lotus Necklace. Patsy Kay Kolesar Design 2013
I spent 3 days in Brussels, Belgium in the spring walking around feeling delighted, star struck, and inspired by all of the beautiful art nouveau architecture. The whole city was an art gallery and I fell in love with every piece in it.