A very charming shop and artist at Etsy,mamacitabeasworks,sharea an experience.
About her work,"All my artwork has been designed and cast by my own two hands. I sculpt, mold, cast, grind and polish each piece. All my little beads and buttons are well loved. Due to the handcrafted nature of my work, there will be slight variations on each piece. That's what I call the good stuff. The lovin'.
Many of my works have my fingerprints visible. I absolutely love the personal "touch" this gives my beads and buttons and intentionally leave them on. I also sign all of my work (excepting a few that slipped through when I was first designing). If this is important to you as a collector, I can recommend the pieces with signature and date."
A samp;e is in the video,but you will probably want to see more at the shop:
here is the story in her own words.
"My gram died this fall. I was very close to her and she died a bit unexpectedly. We thought she would have more time. Anyway, the night she died I put my son to bed and while I was reading to him, trying to contain my grief, I swiftly got a vision of my grandma happy and dancing and I felt a huge relief and my grief lifted. I actually laughed a bit. I think I felt her joy. She couldn't dance in her later years.
That night I was crying pretty hard in the kitchen after everyone was asleep. I wanted her to give me a sign that she was somewhere, anywhere. I wanted another connection.
As I passed through the dark dining room something stroked my hair enough to make me think I had brushed up against something hanging down or something. It felt like a wind. I turned on the light and there was nothing.
I think my grandma was there with me one last time.
Later that month my son, who is two, stopped in my kitchen and looked up above my head at the ceiling. He wouldn't stop looking and I was a bit unnerved. I asked him what he was looking at and he said "Biiiiig Nana".
Last month he was down the hall playing and I heard him say. "oh Hi grandma! Hi grandpa! What you doing?" I know that they are here with us"