Whiles working on the new collection, I was deeply stressed and exhausted. My mind was consumed with how to work with this new material of plastic and how to combine great Ghanaian craftsmanship with the art that embodied the studio. After weeks of iteration and on one Sunday afternoon I took a trip to the beach, sat on a couple of rocks and began to think about all I was doing. Asking questions like do I really find fulfillment or am I just doing this because I can create? I wanted to find a higher meaning to my work, I began thinking of scriptures like creation awaits, in reference to the plastic pollution issue. I asked myself ; was nature waiting for us to clean all this? My mind soared but eventually the one thing that hit me was the might of the ocean and being grateful to be able to experience it. I wrote:
To have the eyes to see nature and to enjoy its beauty
To have the wealth to enjoy our human desires
To be in good health and to have the life to see another day, another face
To be loved by another
Are blessings many take for granted
What are you grateful for?
Grateful to find a need to end plastic pollution
Grateful to fill a need within people to carry a bag for aesthetic and functional reasons
Grateful to create a product that’s pushing art, craft and fashion forward through up cycling
Grateful to admire the ocean, to feel the wind, smell the salt and see the wave crashing against the rocks.
This collection is about gratitude pausing to appreciate the blessing in our lives, and to all who own a part of this collection I pray ….
3 John 1:2
Dear friend, I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health physically just as you are spiritually.
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.