"Think left and think right and think and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up
if only you try!"
I'm very excited to announce the launch of Hawk and Lily's Etsy store! It's such a wonderful opportunity to combine my love for creativity, arts & crafts, writing, photography, and celebrating people! This latter one is partly because my sweet friend will also be designing pieces along with me, as making jewelry has been a passion of hers for longer than mine. And, because it's an opportunity to celebrate each recipient.
Here's what Hawk and Lily products are all about:
Each heart-made piece is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. Inspired by the Japanese Mahayana Buddhist philosophy of Wabi-sabi, we believe that true beauty comes from all that's imperfect. Essentially, the "perfection" lies in all the things we often feel are "imperfect" about ourselves.
"Wabi" connotes a meditative understanding that the marks we acquire in life — be it on our skin or on our soul — add to the uniqueness and elegance of who we are. "Sabi" is the idea that serenity comes with age, where we learn about how the impermanence of everything encourages us to be in the moment and cherish it more.
Together, Wabi-Sabi is the material representation of everything Zen. Rather than becoming lost in unnecessary thoughts and worries, we can choose to surround ourselves by what is natural, changing, and unique to connect us to all that's real and meaningful in the Universe.
Every piece is also intended to be a celebration and a reminder of how beautiful each individual truly is — exactly as we are right now. It's an experience of truth! And, I personally infuse each creation with loving Reiki energy to ensure that you will always have something close to your heart as that's filled with unconditional healing care.Eventually, our store will host a wide array of products that support and supplement our workshops. Please visit as often as you'd like and share the news! In the meantime, I hope you'll take a peek and purchase if you'd like. :)
May each and every one of us always love what we do, no matter how big or medium or small.