Leocadia K.

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On Contrast

Living Life Creatively, ThoughtsCait SherrickComment
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I love contrast. I love how they’re attracted to each other, I love how they compliment each other + I love how they peacefully coexist to make something even more beautiful.

I play with contrast a lot in my designs. Light + dark. Organic + inorganic. Curves + lines. I use just enough contrast to find the subtle balance, so you may not even notice it’s there.

But you do notice it’s quiet beauty + that’s the whole point really. That’s what makes contrast so special.

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Searching + Bending

Living Life Creatively, ThoughtsCait SherrickComment

As a jewelry designer, I spend a lot of time searching for stones + bending metal. Searching for imperfectly shaped stones + bending perfectly shaped metal. Searching for the imperfect + bending the perfect. Searching + bending. Searching + bending.

We're always searching for something: space, connection, love, purpose. We search, we find, we bend, we grow. And then we search some more, find some more + bend some more. Endlessly searching. Endlessly bending. Endlessly growing. Endlessly living.

I don't think it's a coincidence that this life has led me to own my own business in which I quite literally search for and bend things all the time. Maybe it was a result of having to search, bend and grow so much within other areas of my life. Or maybe it was to prepare me to search, bend and grow more deeply moving forward.

Art imitating life or life imitating art.

The results are the same.

Search. Bend. Grow. Live. Repeat.

Love, Light + Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

 
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Art, Passion + Breaking the Rules

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I used to get in trouble every time I'd go to a museum.

Without fail, a museum guard would scold me for being too close to the art. I've never actually ever touched any of it, but I'm pretty sure I got marked a few times, because guards would follow me around throughout my whole visit. It was a running joke among my friends and family, one that we all still laugh about.

As an art student, it was an obvious sign that I was made for a more hands-on approach to art as opposed to an academic one. As an adult, I've come to realize that it's so much more than that. I love modern art so deeply that I just wanted to be in it. And if I couldn't be in it, I wanted to be as close to it as possible. I wanted to see and feel every line, stroke, color and mistake.

I really don't understand why the guards had a problem with that. Maybe they just didn't appreciate art in the way that I did. Maybe it was their job. But really, they should've known I wasn't going to ACTUALLY touch anything. Am I right?

My getting-too-close-to-the-art days are over (I swear I haven't gotten into trouble in years.), but the moral of the story is this. When you're that deeply passionate about something, you're probably going to break the rules. And that's ok.

Even if you piss off a few museum guards.

Love, Light + Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

 
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