My New Motto

based on WWII Poster found at:


Life as an Art Form

Go now, and live.
Experience. Dream. Risk. Close your eyes and jump.
Enjoy the freefall. Choose exhilaration over comfort.
Choose magic over predictability. Choose potential over safety.
Wake up to the magic of everyday life.
Make friends with your intuition. Trust your gut.
Discover the beauty of uncertainty.
Know yourself fully before you make promises to another.
Make millions of mistakes so that you will know how to choose what you really need.
Know when to hold on and when to let go.
Love hard and often and without reservation.
Seek knowledge.
Open yourself to possibilities.
Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free.
Embrace your darkness along with your light.
Be wrong every once in awhile and don’t be afraid to admit it.
Awaken to the brilliance in ordinary moments.
Tell the truth about yourself no matter what the cost.
Own your reality without apology.
See goodness in the world.
Be bold. Be fierce. Be grateful.
Be wild, crazy and gloriously free.
Be you.
Go now, and live.
© Jeanette LeBlanc

All Kinds of Creativity…

I haven’t been making much jewelry lately, but I have been busy with other creative endeavors – favors and decorations for my niece’s bridal shower – garden art (decorated slabs of glass to hang outside), and working on fused glass cabochons for future use … 

I remember hot hazy summer days at my uncle’s farm – so still, all you could hear were the houseflies buzzing, maybe a little breeze would rustle the cornstalks – it seemed so still, like nothing was happening – but I knew better.  Plant roots were growing, reaching, stretching, seeking water, while the sun beat down and the kernels of gold ripened with sweetness —

I hope that’s where I am right now creatively – quiet, but growing rich and sweet.