111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression
Day 42: RevOnce Sunday
I have unofficially dubbed Sunday night television as “RevOnce” Sunday. If you’re unsure why, allow me to elaborate.
Starting in September and lasting until May, my Sunday evenings are officially booked thanks to two drama series that are very different in theme and topic yet equally enjoyable to watch. Now in their fourth seasons, ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Revenge capture my attention and hold it from opening to end credits. Both feature intriguing characters that struggle with parent/child issues, vengeance versus forgiveness, and walk a fine line between redemption and justification. Revenge and Once Upon a Time (RevOnce) tell stories that keep me entertained while also inspiring the artist within.
I am a firm believer that one art form inspires another. As such, my affinity for these two dramas seeped into my newest creative venture: jewelry design. I created numerous necklaces inspired by the female Revenge characters as well as multiple designs for the Fairy Tale collection.
My intention was not to create pieces that mimic the characters certain styles. Rather, I considered their personality traits, history, and key plot points and designed necklaces from that perspective. For instance, a friend of mine looked at the red “Emily” necklace above and laughed when she noticed I chose an infinity pendant.
With some of the new female additions to each show, I think it’s time to create some more pieces!
*DISCLAIMER: No endorsement by anyone affiliated with either show is implied.*
**I am an Artistic Spirit! For most of my life I’ve used the creative arts as a source of spiritual exploration and healing, even though I didn’t always do so consciously. Sometimes I was the instrument creating the art and other times I was on the receiving end. The connection between art and spirituality is so significant in my life that it’s infused into everything I do. I love music, theatre, television drama series (daytime and primetime), and creative writing and find fulfillment in artistic expression of various sorts: singing, acting, and jewelry design. Throughout the next 69 days, I’ll delve into how all of the above strengthens my spirit and has saved my life on more than one occasion.**