Have you ever been in love? Have you ever fallen asleep next to someone you trust with your heart? Have you had a small animal curl up in your lap, caught a glimpse of yourself in a mirror and felt your breath catch in your throat? Here, in this fluttering feeling, is Aphrodite, dreaming.
I thought that launching a small jewelry company three months before a deadly global pandemic and recession was going to be the hardest thing I did this year. Or maybe ever. Then I tried to design and produce a second collection in the midst of that pandemic.
Goddess of the hunt, lady of the wild beasts. Seek her in the mountains, the forests, the marshes; find her with a band of huntresses, young nymphs and maidens who happily forgo tradition in favor of the danger and freedom of the wild. At a time where women had very little control over their own lives, Artemis represented female empowerment and autonomy, encouraging girls to find and follow that which calls to them.
First, there was void, whose name is Chaos. Then sprung Gaia, verdant and lush, like pea shoots through snow. Gaia is the Earth personified, her name evokes images of magnificent carved canyons and meadows of tall grass. Mother of the sea, wife of the sky, born with the abyss.