My new logo does not feature robots, or dolls, upcycling, or tools or anything else I am known for....
instead I chose a heartbeat.
Symbolically, I am fueled by making and couldn't stop if I tried.
And my pieces just seem to build themselves, I lose track of the "how" somewhere between the initial idea and the finished piece. They have a life of their own.
But more literally - I am amazed my heart is still beating - to me, that is the magic.
This time 4 years ago, I was in the scary middle of another ICU stay after my heartbeat came to a screeching halt.
I have made it an obsession to rebuild my heart - deliberately and without any distraction. I started trail running - slowly, in all weather, lift weights, eat insanely clean - zero sugar for months on end, no diet anything, vitamins.....gallons of water, and SLEEP. No medications.
I've lost some weight, which is great, but I'm more excited for the improvements in my heart rate. I have a pulse and my blood pressure registers. That's amazing, magical.
So, for all that (and more, that'll be left unsaid) the heartbeat is my symbol of choice.
Shannon Marie makes.... a lot. This is where I can explain what I am doing and why, show new work and ideas. ...and ....