Some of my friends have asked me how it is the process of making my skulls or masks and I thought that images can say more than words.
I created these collages with some of my photos that I always take during the making of my pieces.
I hope you like them !!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This picture means a lot to me ! I took it for a challenge I got myself into this year to make one ring a day for the whole year.
Why is this photo so important to me, you may ask.
I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 last year at the end of May. For me to find out about this was devastating because I am young and have two small children.
Although I knew I will have a big possibility to have diabetes because it runs in my family, I did not pay attention to it and just let go of myself. I gained a lot of weight since I have my first kid and did not loose it. Being overweight triggered my illness and made it present in my life sooner.
I will never forget the day my doctor told me, "You have diabetes and I will explain to you what can happen to you if you do not control it."
He was very REAL and I knew he was not making the problem bigger because I have seen what diabetes can do to you and your family. A dear uncle die last year of this illness and it was very sad.
I was scared and cried with my husband a lot !!! But the second day I got my plan together and started to take control of my life and my health. I knew what I have to do and I was positive I will control my diabetes by eating healthy and taking my medication.
Medication is not the only answer, what we eat plays a crucial role in our control. It will not matter how much medication you take if you are not eating healthy and exercise.
Since then I have lost almost 40 pounds and let me tell you, I am eating very good !!!
There are some days, like today, that my sugar is not normal but everything can get out of control just because you may be getting a cold or having stress.
I know I am doing a great job but days like today make me feel a little sad because I remember again that I am living with Diabetes and it will never go away. I will control it but I will live with it forever.
I am fortunate to have the big support of my husband and kids, they are my big motivations and I will live healthy for them and me.
You may be thinking why am I writing about this in my blog and the answers is this:
I am writing this in my blog because I want to share my experience and inform you about this silent illness.
Take care and all my love for you all !!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Come and visit the "Haiti ring auction" to help the people from Haiti.
Artists got together and donated beautiful rings to help in this terrible disaster.
Every day two new rings will be in display to be auction, all the process will be going to an organization that is helping Haiti.
My ring is made with pure silver metal clay and has a beautiful LOS patina, the size of this ring is 8.