Friday, January 14, 2011

Moving to a new Blog Address

Thirteen Threads from the Wild Heart
is a new journal of adventure
that explores the ties that bind
our creativity, life, and hearts together
in a beautiful weaving of love

The new address is

Click this Link

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This Friday is Art Trail!

It will be a Festive Friday in Downtown Lubbock!
Stop by and see me at the Alderson Mercedez location on the
First Friday Art Trail. 6 pm to 9 pm December 3r
For more information on all the locations look here
Here are some of the things Santa's elf will have ready for you!
New Cuff Bracelets and more Gypsy Earrings!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dia de los Muertos - Howdy!

My Dia de los Muertos painting is on view at the Buddy Holly Center thru December 5th 2010. Stop by and say howdy!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Signature Gypsy Earrings Galore!

Click photos to enlarge and see every bead and string!
I hung these earrings on the glass containers as I finished them and
thought they looked pretty. These all went out the door yesterday
with two customers. I am glad these cheerful baubles
make people happy! I hear they will be worn on a cruise.
Does that mean I have a resort collection like the big name designers?
Friends are beginning to call them my signature earrings

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sequins, Stitches and Stardust

Creativity is, foremost, being in the world soulfully for the only thing we truly make, whether in the arts, in culture, or at home, is Soul. ~ Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul

Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.
~ Jose Ortega y Gasset

When we move toward our own creativity,we move toward our Creator.

~ Julia Cameron, Finding Water

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

With a Gypsy Heart....

These earrings I am currently making are going hand in hand with
my current writing and latest poem so I am calling these my
Gypsy Heart line of jewelry! Enjoy the poem!

With a gypsy heart,

she was a strong but quiet rebel

living only internal dreams

in her corporate cardboard world.

With a gypsy heart,

she was enslaved in a cubicle

with the hold button on her dreams

and her passions in a file folder.

With a gypsy heart,

she began to dance with dreams

of new possibilities and knock on

the doors of bold adventure.

With a gypsy heart,

time began to ripen her confidence

until "invisible" was no longer an option.

The rebel was ready to blossom.

With a gypsy heart

she set sail on a new course

to navigate life with her soul by

listening to her wisdom and to her lust.

With a gypsy heart

she blazed amazing flaming trails

with the moon over her head

and the twinkle of stars in her eyes.

With a gypsy heart

she knew she would never be the same

or bring this romantic life to a halt

for where destiny called, she would go.

With A Gypsy Heart ~ Copyright 2010 Donniece Smith

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mover and Shaker Muse - Esmeralda

My Creativity Muse is evolving so I wanted to share her latest additions. A bird in her halo symbolizes the more flighty aspects of creativity. Many creative folks find that "in the air" is their natural habitat. But I am a down-to-earth practical gal for the most part. So this soaring sparrow is a reminder to me that it's OK to be flighty in the air-- especially now that I am no longer in a corporate job. Also added are her wings of keys to unlock creative blocks. Plus a heart as the source of it all. Oh and did I mention my "mover and shaker muse" is named Esmeralda, meaning Emerald. So her power pack is located on her back between her wings as a wire wrapped emerald. Ah yes, and only later did I learn that emerald is the gemstone for creativity and abundance!
** Oh and notice that the ridges of the keys are up on one side and are facing down on the other. This is a reminder that left and right brains opperate differently.

Click photos to Enlarge
This is a project for my Artella Creativity Coaching Certification
More info on that to come!