November 30, 2008

Sanctuary Series: Friendship Vine


I have found much comfort lately in friendship, something that I think I have taken for granted for too many years in my life. In the past few months, I have found an amazing garden full of new friendships, which are helping me learn about myself. Surprisingly, I have also found that with a little nourishment, old friendships that I thought had long withered and died can spring back to life again. And also, friendships that seemed to be ignored or undeveloped can blossom and bloom in unexpected and wonderful ways.
To me, a vine symbolizes friendship, a living and changing lifeline that begins at the earth or core, and ventures out into the world, spreading out in many directions along the way. I love the idea that a vine can start in the ground, and extend great distances, ever changing and evolving, new life growing and blossoming, and reaching out. Some leaves and flowers may grow large and thrive, some may wither and die, but the vine continues to grow and expand. I think of my friendship vine as something that can help me grow too. Each leaf along the way can support me in a different way, to help me find my way as the vine climbs along the path or along a fortress wall or even out into the vast expanse of the garden.This sturdy stoneware tile is approximately 3.5"w x 4.5"h. It has a notch on the back for hanging onto a wall. Available in the Earthenwood Ceramic Etsy shop

7 comments:

  1. This may be my favorite of the series :)

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  2. This is just beautiful. It's a softer side of you and although I really love the steam stones, This one really resonates with me.

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  3. You're a good friend and any would be lucky to have your vine in their garden.

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  4. AJ, thank you so much! I have 2 more to show soon.

    Lora, yes, it does sort of soften the steampunk look up a bit. I like that. I am glad this resonates with you.

    Andrew, you are a good friend too, and you are part of my vine and garden! yay!

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  5. friends are irreplaceable. i love the new glitter feature you have added to your work!

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  6. what a lovely post about friendship! I really appreciate the symbol of a vine and the piece you created :)

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