Some days call for some serious introspection. This is one of those days.
I find myself thinking about the last two years, what I’ve gone through, who I’ve become and I feel proud. At my darkest point, I questioned if I could survive living so far from my family and friends.
So far from the career I always dreamed of.
So far from the coast I know and love most.
I’m Nicia, (aka NiciaBrighteyes,) and this is my blog, The Stoned Artist.
There’s something about being lonely that makes you yearn for faith in anything. It could be faith in yourself, in a deity, in a result of a specific struggle. I didn’t have any faith for a long time, and because of that, I lacked a stable foundation. Have you every watched videos of buildings or houses collapsing because their foundation was compromised?
Picture that now as a person.
That was me.
In the last year, I’ve come to trust and love the Universe. I crave the feeling of hours in nature, letting my hands caress trees and flowers. The sun sets and I fall in love with the stars every night. As one phase glides into the next, I find I live by the moon. When I feel my vibration is off, I believe in the power of crystals.
My blog title is misleading, I know. When the thought of it first spoke to me, I knew I would have a lot of explaining to do. (Don’t worry Mom, it’s not what you think.)
It’s simple: I am an artist, and I love crystals.
Crystals, aka pretty stones, are my obsession. They change my perception of the world around me and help me set intentions when they’re near. All I want in the world is to know them better. That’s where this blog comes into play.
As I learn my craft as a maker, I’m learning the roles crystals have in my daily life. As I learn about them, I want to share the knowledge as well as gather the information into a collective space.
Do you believe in magic? How can you not when you look around at the beauty of this world?
Judy Hall, Vanessa Cuccia, and Hibiscus Moon are three authors of crystal healing books and classes that I admire. They have shaped and molded my love and fascination for stones and their metaphysical properties. Some crystals I keep to help with my anxiety, or combating negativity, others to help instill a feeling of self love and compassion.
I’m an artist. Moss and Moonstone is my Makers business. I’m a potter that enjoys delving into other mediums.
Moss and Moonstone is a connection to all things earthly. The Stoned Artist is a connection to all things celestial.
Education is incredibly important to me. I want to learn as many different forms of artistry as possible. I also love to indulge in local makers classes and workshops and I crave traveling.
This blog will serve as my journal of all of the things I love.
My name is Nicia and I’m a purple haired, crystal obsessed potter with a love of small towns and big dreams.
Tell me who you are in the comments below!