Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Painted Stones

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive." ~Anais Nin~

Not too long ago I became friends with a fellow artist Amy Komar from my hometown in Alaska through a shared friend. Both Amy and I used to be in the same gallery/shop together but we never physically met each other. I started reading her blogs and fell in love with her painted stones. I collected stones since I was younger. In fact traveled with a few of my own from Alaska. Her stones though were not only beautiful but a couple of them caught my eye and I couldn't stop thinking about buying them, so one day I just did. And along with the stones I liked I also bought one that I thought would be neat to travel with Bo over seas.

Here are my beautiful stones from her Etsy shop. (All images are courtesy of Amy Komar)

The painted stone heading with Bo on his travels. He said it will fit right in his uniform pocket and will always be with him.

I was so excited to receive the stones and they were even more beautiful in person.

Then the other day Amy shared a picture of more painted stones that she is sending to us for Bo to be able to give to any patients that may need it. Not only were honored to have her artwork travel with him but was in awe of her kindness.

In Amy's words.
"These sweet stones were inspired by Abigail and Bo Coffell of Entwined Designs. Aside from making beautiful jewelry, Bo is also a nurse and will be on deployment. I admire his selflessness as I am sure it is crazy tough to be away from your family for any length of time.
Earlier this month Abigail shared that she purchased one of my painted stones to send with her husband over seas... that is when I got the idea to create a handful of stones for Bo to give to a few of his patients that may be in need of some kindness and love.

Thank you Abigail and Bo for inspiring me!"

Thank you so much for your kindness and friendship Amy. I know my husband will be proud to bring these stones with him and be honored to hand them over to whoever needs a little more love. :) I will make sure to keep you posted on it.

I am very grateful for the friendships I have formed over the years with fellow bloggers, artists, and being able to reconnect with others online. It makes life a little easier to bear when you know your support is only a click of a mouse away even if physically they are miles away. These next months will be a change to not only me but also to our boys. I know that I will have to keep my head up high and go on with the challenges and the benefits each day will bring. I thank my family and friends already in advance who have been supportive of this limbo time before Bo gets on the plane. We appreciate all the love and care given to us.

And once again thank you Amy!!

If you want to check Amy's artwork and blog out here are her links.
Amy Komar Art
Amy's Blog
Amy's Etsy site

Besides the work I am still doing with jewelry I have committed to an online class and also a sketchbook project. :) More on that on the next entry. :) Have a great Tuesday!


Kalei's Best Friend said...

omg, what a great idea for Bo to do.. i bookmarked the link and also sent the link to my daughters as hint for them for xmas presents...I love those rocks.. what a cool idea... reminds me of the henna done on hands.

Abi said...

Oh wow - beautiful stones - must go check out her sites.
Hope all is well in your world :O)

Abigail's Creative Journey said...

Chrissy, thank you for your comment, she is a very talented artist.
Abi hi!! Nice to see you back on here. :) Things are busy this way but its going. LOL! How is your unpacking going? Yes Amy is a very talented artist. She actually put new stones on her etsy the other day. :)