Intersection: Art and Life

My friend Kevin Wallace, art advocate, author, and director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, recently published, Intersection: Art and Life, an important and beautiful book that reminds us why we thrive when art is part of our life.

The book features over 280 images and insights from 150+ contemporary artists, including Beatrice Wood.

I am honored that he included my work!

From the inside cover:

“Throughout history, art was naturally intertwined with people’s daily lives: a vessel for water, a carving to record a war, objects to capture religion and identity.

But today art can seem very separate from our lives, and, as our society careens its way through change and conflict, it may seem increasingly irrelevant. This book is about what your daily life is missing if you’re disconnected from art and how you can fix it”.


10 Year Sale

Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.
— Helen Keller

It’s been ten years since I created my first jewelry collection.

Since then, I’ve made over 2,000 one-of-a-kind pieces that now accompany you on your path. Thank you for being my partner in this creative cycle! Meeting you in person and online has been a gift.

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, everything in my Etsy shop is now 30% off.

The sale will end next Sunday, November 18, at 8pm CST.

May we continue to explore the world of possibilities together!


Shop Updates

I’ve just added new jewelry to my online shop.

All of these items are one of a kind, and many were part of my personal collection. I’ve decided to let them go to open the space to new ideas.

I've added detailed sizes and measurements to each listing. Please make sure a piece fits you before you make your purchase.

Have an inspiring weekend!


Muna is Back!

Thank you for your warm welcome! I am moved and uplifted by your loving messages. It's great to be back with my tribe!

I know many of you have missed her, so here is magnificent Muna!

She’s now 11 months old, still a lively kitten, and a great companion. She likes to cuddle, but only after we’ve played for a long time. She's brave and smart and loves to chase the ball. She looks black, but the root of her fur is white, which is why I call her Muna-Bear!


Return

It has been six months of absence.

Musibatty has gone through a process of profound transformation. As an artist, as a woman and as a human being I have had to go down to the depths of my roots and rethink fundamental aspects of myself.

This life is a journey of discovery, not only of the world, but of ourselves. And this last part is, perhaps, the most difficult, because it confronts us with our broken and wounded parts. We all have the option of making that trip to the dark side of our mind, but few are willing to do so. It is understandable, because it hurts. But for some of us, especially those who insist on making art, it is indispensable.

The subject of art is the very essence of the artist. There is no other way to do it. And if, as an artist, I want to offer the world something authentic, something valuable, something that aspires to be called real art, nobody could save me these months of introspection.

Because of that, I have had to be absent. But also for that, now I must return.

Musibatty returns, but no longer as a signature for ornamental art, but as a signature of deep art. Of the kind of art that aims to show us the most intimate twists and turns of a person's soul. That is my commitment with myself and with you, to create art that opens doors to a different appreciation of the world. At least, that will be my intent.

I hope that this road, this life, this work will offer you and me new visions, new symbols, new interpretations of what life is and what we are in this changing and surprising world that we have inherited from the hands of the cosmos.

Welcome back to the Musibatty experience. Thanks for still being here, I'm glad we can meet again.


Unwavering

If these earrings were I Ching Hexagrams, they would symbolize change. Their counsel would be: a steadfast attitude brings success. 

Unwavering Earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
This Monday in my online shop.


Spark

Pay attention to everything that gets you excited. That's your spirit saying yes! I want more of that, that's where I want to go. That's my new direction.

Spark Earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Sentient

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
— Carl Jung

Sentient Earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Sediment

Each life experience leaves a layer of memory like a deposit of sediment: things we’ve loved and moments of contentment we’ve cherished that when recalled, reveal glimmers of our true selves.
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sediment Earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Shop Update: Bold Necklaces

I've just added the Bold Necklaces to my Etsy shop.

Every necklace is one of a kind. If you no longer see the piece you are looking for, it's because it has already sold. 

These necklaces are between 40-43 cm long, plus a 6-7 cm larger-link chain extension. If you need your necklace to be slightly longer, please let me know when you make your purchase. 

Happy Earth day!


Prayer

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer Necklace.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
This Friday in my online shop.