Opposites Attract


I can never get enough of the colors framed up in a sunset shot. The opposite of the dark images against the bright light inspired me. This was a beautiful evening in the Petoskey Marina on Lake Michigan. 

This post was inspired by: Opposites | The Daily Post https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/opposites/

A Treasured Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is the Bible verse that we all know well.
This is a beautiful sample of the prayer in German on a wax form. My Oma gave it to me. Today, it is one of my treasured items along with many things
that make me smile and help me remember her.

the lords prayer

 

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Mathew 6:9-13
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.

embroidered handkerchief

My Oma, German for Grandma, always appreciated beautiful things like this embroidered
handkerchief. I wonder if she ever really used it. She probably just admired it, as I do.

What do you hold near and dear, and does it inspire you to write or photograph it?

Thank you for stopping by! Comments welcome.

Happy Easter, and God Bless.

~~Tresa

This post was inspired by The Daily Post  photo challenge “Half Light” and Blogging University on WordPress.

Eye Candy Witness

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Sunset, March 16th

 

Eye Candy is a phrase used to describe something beautiful to look at. The sunset last night was just that. We were drawn to the light as it ushered our eyes into a celebration of color! The contrast of the dark budding branches on the backdrop of blue and pink gradients of color was sent from heaven for sure!

The sunset was captivating, with the warm and cool tones of lavender and pink cotton candy. My husband watched me while I captured a cloud formation from the kitchen window with my iPhone. 

In retrospect, my husband is always an eyewitness to my creative process. He is watching quietly from across the room, or even better, sharing a moment, a thought or idea, that could be the start of a great collaboration.

Who is your witness to your creative process?

Your comments are welcomed!

~~~Tresa

This post was crafted by Meyer Clark Studio and inspired by The Daily Post and #Photo101 on WordPress.

Michigan Home

All the snow melted today and this weekend is Spring Forward! The Winter was mild this year in Michigan…and time is flying by…Spring will be here soon! Usually, Springtime brings a lot of rain. If you are a rock lover like me, you’ll enjoy looking down at all the stones when it rains, and how the detail is brought to the surface by the moisture.

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Petoskey Stone, Charlevoix, Michigan
My idea of “home” can be symbolized by our State stone, Petoskey. Named after a French fur trader, Pet-O-Sega, who was also recognized as an Ottawa Indian Chief in Harbor Springs, Michigan. I have a small collection of these stones that bring back memories of all the times spent up north. Clenching onto a little gray stone meant you had a good day at the beach, when lucky enough to find one. I saw this one in our yard. I left it there, but took it home in this photograph.

What is your image of home?

Thank you for reading and stopping by! Please comment and share!

~~Tresa

This post was inspired by Blogging University on WordPress, #Photo101
Photo by: Meyer Clark Studio

Rosie Outlook

 

Being optimistic is not always easy.
Staying positive is not always a matter of focus. Training my brain as an artist to see things in a different light, rearranged, contrast from dark to light, and opposites, can have a healing effect. Immersing myself into my garden around the bees and weeds is important to me, and can be very therapeutic as well.

Rose Quartz rock
Rose Quartz promises to bring love.

While planting mint for tea drinking, I was surprised to find three rose quartz stones in my garden on two separate occasions! I’m sure whoever planted them was an optimist about finding love!

I’m certain it helped me too.

Challenging my design skills keeps me positive.
Recently, Pantonethe global authority on color, announced the colors for 2016; Rose Quartz and Serene Blue. Inspired by this color combination and our Michigan sunsets, I gathered up my beads and coordinated rose quartz with blue gemstones. This necklace is a new listing in my Etsy shop. According to common gemstone lore, rose quartz crystals can provide help in keeping a positive outlook, help with insomnia, and has a balancing effect on emotions. It is also the alternative to the garnet for January birthstones.

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rose quartz and serene blue gemstone jewelry
Jewelry Design by Meyer Clark Creative

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Being optimistic can be life-changing.
Positive thinking keeps you motivated and energetic, pursuing what you want with ambition, confidence and happiness. According to successconsciousness.com —how-to-be-optimistic—It helps you focus on your vision, and makes everyday a happy day.

Thank you so much for reading and sharing! Yes, sharing is positive! Tweet Tweet!

~~Tresa

Today’s journal was in response to The Daily Post’s photo-challenge, Optimistic.

Anchors and Moments

 

When I started this blog, I had so many ideas and not so much time.

Taking time to design anything is always a process that is very time consuming. Sometimes, just after finishing a new jewelry piece I think to myself, well that won’t take a lot of time to recreate. The truth is, I am more of a ONE-OF-A-KIND designer. I am getting faster and keep a sketchbook, which I won’t quite reveal here yet, to refer to later.

Writing descriptions,search terms and tags for each piece in my shop is always evolving, and sometimes I get lucky and someone finds me on Pinterest or Google. The most rewarding part of handcrafting is when someone notices your artwork or the photography of it, (another passion of mine) and takes time from their day to mention why they love a handcrafted piece over store-bought one!

“Your anchor necklace couldn’t be more perfect. My sister’s birthstone is Aquamarine, and she loves anchors for some reason. She has quotes and affirmations that have to do with anchors, and I wanted to find something nice for her for Christmas. I was searching Etsy for hours last night because I think handmade gifts are so much more special. Just knowing that someone took their time to create the item and put their heart into it makes it so much better than something purchased from a store. I actually handmade a gift for grandmother out of wood, and an iron tea light candle holder for my mother, but jewelry is not something I’ve ever tried my hand at. I came across dozens of anchors that had aquamarine colors, gems, etc. in them but as soon as I saw the one that you made I knew that I had to have it.”

Steven Krosnicki
Syracuse, NY

 

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Nautical Anchor Necklace, by Tresa Meyer Clark. @TresaArt #MeyerClarkCreative

 

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The photo of my husband and I is one of my most treasured images. We were at the North Channel Yacht Club that summer, a wonderful memory of boating on Lake St.Clair and relaxing with my parents. I was lucky to capture this moment. It only took a second to get this pic with my iPhone, so cool, right!

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Nautical Anchor Necklace with Aquamarine Birthstones, Tresa MeyerClark, etsyshop
Nautical Anchor Necklace with Aquamarine Birthstones
by Tresa MeyerClark

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My studio shots are more involved. This is the pic that is used for my shop, and as a result, Steven Krosnicki purchased this anchor necklace for his little sister. He explained that anchors carry a lot of meaning for her. This is what inspires me to make more pieces.
Handcrafting is awesome when there is meaning!

I’ll take time today to put together another one similar to this—and it should go rather quickly—but I’m sure another idea will pop up in my sketchbook!

Until next time,
Please feel free to share to Facebook, Comment and Tweet!

~~Tresa

 

Photography by MeyerClarkStudio 2015

 

The Sky is the Limit

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

“I refuse to accept that I have limitations
beyond my own belief of boundaries.
Perception is all that limits the mind.”
— Shannon L. Alder

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Traverse City, Clinch Marina 2015

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The gold tones and shadows in this shot can only be captured at a sunrise or sunset.
This is one of my favorite times while on vacation in at Clinch Marina this Summer. We were there for five days because the wave height on Lake Michigan was at eight feet!

Thank you for stopping by, and please don’t forget to share with your friends on Facebook! OK, see you soon.
~~Tresa

Photography by
MeyerClarkStudio 2015

Changing Colors

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

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Going to the boathouse for the Winter in Charlevoix, Michigan

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“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” 
–Dr. Wayne Dyer

–More about Dr. Wayne Dyer at drwaynedyer.com/blog/success-secrets/

If you like this post, please share with your friends on facebook!
Thank you,
~~Tresa

Photography by Meyer Clark Studio 2015

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