Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Hungarian Heritage

You find yourself.

Before you even knew you were lost.

And a new chapter opens.
But a page is taken from the chapters that came before.

This is where I find myself.
Looking to my past,
and finding a new path to a brighter future.

I was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary.
Surrounded by chickens and grape vines and nettle leaves.
Tapestry hung from the walls, with decorated plates adorned with colourful folk art flowers.

I step back to these childhood memories,
and leap forward to the designs swirling in my head,
flowing out onto paper,
being filed and soldered into the jewellery I am creating now.

Folk art tapestry of old,
created with sterling silver and stones.

From a part of me
I hope you can cherish, too.

- Mariann -

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