Teresa continues to organize her work space, little by little. I checked in on her today. I could hear the voices of her little girls behind the door. Promptly and unconditionally, they delivered two hugs when I walked in. What had I done to deserve this? I wondered, remembering that with children you need not earn this affection. It is granted freely.
The youngest soon approached me with a drawing. Another freely granted gift. This must be our Snap Shot for today then, I joked to Teresa. “Yes,” she smiled, “We support all forms of art.”
Evenings can go by in a flash when there is just a moment to put into a project and little ones demand attention. They sat quietly at their art table, for now. Mom needed to focus. I walked away with a piece of rainbow.
Downstairs, Silvio has begun work on new jewelry for a Jeffersonville client. He explains that she has brought him several pieces over time, three rings, among others; one to re-size, one to reset and a third he made from one of her relatives’ old engagement ring.
“This time she brought in some rough, uncut turquoise she had purchased some time ago in New Mexico. We talked about it and came up with a design for a ring and a necklace. Maybe next time I can talk about how I make the bezel around the stones.”
I walked away with a piece of rainbow and a plan.
Also read: Silvio’s Workbench – Making a Bezel