I love symbology – I am a blingologist symbologist! That’s right! I love symbols so much that pretty much my entire career as an artist has been wrapped around learning everything I can about it. I have studied symbols for over 25 years from every culture, from all four corners of this planet. Almost all my art creations and jewelry is marked with a symbolic reference.
I am so passionate about it because I feel that there is an energetic quality within every symbol. From sacred geometry to a simple mark of one line, it all has an energetic consciousness. When I began my studies of the ancient culture of India, its symbols and the power of mantras became my focus. All ancient cultures understood its power – today we are overloaded with new symbols and icons, many which hold no conscious energy.
All of my jewelry is hand carved; every piece I create is inscribed with a mantra or symbol, invoked with its intention and message. I bring life to each piece with my human hands. Now, 15 years later, I have created over 400 pieces of jewelry and counting. I am so passionate about waking in the morning and deciding what I am walking towards today – and then seeing how I can create a language that reminds me of every step I take to meet that path in front of me. It’s an opportunity to adorn my body to remind myself of my future potential.
I also use this process for painting – the vibration of a symbol can transform and raise the level of consciousness of your space. I love receiving commissions from my clients to create something that speaks to them and to their family – the shift within a room of a powerful ‘original’ painting is immeasurable. Stand beside a reproduction versus an original – it just feels different. The artist expressed something from heart to hand – you can not ‘reproduce’ or print that. I feel that the same is true for machine made jewelry – the energy is lower.
Last year I rebranded the Intention wrist wraps so that EVERYONE from all ages could wear a small symbolic piece to remind themselves of their dreams. We all have a dream; I have never met anyone who doesn’t have a dream, a goal or an intention. Something that reminds us of those future dreams becomes a personal language, something only you know. These symbols become embedded in your subconscious and remind you to move your life in a direction. I believe symbols can empower your life!
Only you can choose what you want to place in front of you, you can choose what will motivate you. Whether it’s a piece of jewelry, a painting, a picture or a simple card, take some time to create a language that supports your life path and dreams – create the language that is your personal road map that leads you towards your destination and intention.
“adorning your home or body with a symbol will raise the consciousness of your life” – Sonja Picard