Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Love (Even) More

I wrote last week about my (sort of) New Year's resolution to take better care of myself. Part of my wishing to do this is actually so I can take better care of other people - to become a better partner, a better daughter/sister, a better friend....a better human. (Bear with me. I'll stop sounding so pretentious by the 2nd week of January, surely!)

Heather Millican's words were apt to begin the year with, and I made this companion piece for my earrings. Love myself more - love those around me more.

The earrings are mine, but the bracelet is ready for its forever home. Rather like my resolution, and that image of Janus from a few days ago - the balance between caring for oneself and caring others. You need both - at least, I am finding that I do. I will continue to try at any rate!

On another note, today Helen and I magically turn our civil partnership into a marriage. All it takes is  a couple of signatures and a meeting at the registry office, but it's like the tardis - so much more than its exterior belies. We've come through such a lot over the past (almost) 5 years, but we're still here. I can't wait to continue our journey together. 


Lottie me said...

Congratulations on nearly five years together. I loved this photo when I first saw it and love it even better today seeing the glorious sun shining on you both on this freezing, dull day.

Oh and I so love the bracelet too. No wonder you couldn't bear to part with the matching earrings, at least they will be a wonderful reminder of the bracelet.

Christals Creations said...

Here's to a happy new year full of love and happiness. Lovely earrings and a lovely photo of you both. :)

Susan Delaney said...

Your work has moved into some fantastic color harmonies!

Perhaps a sign of your marriage!

Congratulations and best wishes for decades of happiness!

Karin G said...

Congratulations! What a great way of starting the new year! I wish you both the best for the years to come and am looking forward to your future creations.

Jan J. said...

I have loved your jewelry so much since discovering it and enjoy every time you post something. These pieces are wonderful and have an important message. Congratulations on your marriage and have a wonderful year and forever together!

la mar de bonita said...

Congratulations Rebecca :0))

Ann Schroeder said...

Beautiful work, as always. I also feel like I want to be in better health for myself and others - specifically aging parents so I can help them when they need it! Congratulations on your union becoming a marriage! I wish you many happy, healthy years ahead.

Anonymous said...

Missed this when I was on holidays, so congratulations Rebecca and Helen!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

I'm a bit late to the party but best wishes and congratulations on your marriage. My sister and her partner got married last year on their 11th anniversary of being a couple. They had to be married in a state other than where they live though since not all states have moved into the 21st century. But progress is being made!


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