Grains, of creative light,
inherent within the human heart,
concealed by the hardships of life.
Struggling, guileless at times,
girls and boys, don urban armor,
shielding the potential inside.
A gift, for the world concealed,
still, a parent’s eye can see.
Living, with the longing to know;
is it only me?
A communal question borne,
through each demanding day,
hope, continually revived,
by dreams, where they thrive.
Seeds’ promise stirs musings,
in the mind of a family,
related by mission,
sharing bonds of humanity.
Donors, organizers, visionaries conspire,
uniting artists and students,
to harness the mysteries of connectivity,
setting the creative process,
In the earnest embrace of community,
a safe place to express, explore,
Trust inspired by virtuosity,
shields, shed gradually.
Loosed layers manifest, myriad forms.
Converted energy, imbues choreography.
Inspiration echoes, throughout the halls.
Studios ring, viewers enthralled.
Parents, with eyes of wonder.
Oscillate with tears of relief,
as recognition resounds,
in instructors’ sighs, of belief.
Muses take heart,
at this stunning sight,
grains of potential,
springing to life;
is there a purer delight?
– The Exterior –
– Uncover to Discover –
– Quite Reflection –
– Fabrication Process –
These were ‘Thank You’ gifts that were presented and given to CHAW’s Circle of Muses. Each Muse had the option to choose a set of cufflinks, a necklace, earrings or a ring.
Material: sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, sapphires (blue, white, yellow)
Poem by Jessica Epperson-Lusty