Cleaver of understanding

When I stumbled upon this ancient bog oak, that covers the handle on this little guy, I could feel the blood pulsate through my fingertips on the mouse. Sweat starting to form at the brow, I couldn’t fathom that an ordinary mortal such as myself could possibly purchase this artifact. What we have here, is wood that is so old it has potential magical properties of it’s own. At an age of between 4,000- 6,000 years old, it has more than likely seen kingdoms rise and fall.

I knew that it had to be used in a special manner. What other manner could be more special than to encourage others to follow their passion? This cleaver not only represents passion, but it is now also imbued with centuries of knowledge. Hope? Will?Determination? In the murky waters of the bog where the oak had laid in wait, it soaked in everything that surrounded it. It heard the joy, laughter, fears, tears,cries, triumphs, pleas, compromises, of the people that surrounded it. Most importantly however, it heard the exchange of ideas. It also felt and heard the natural occurrences around it. Soaking in the sound from the many species that came and went around it. Actually old enough to hear the dire wolves howl in the distance.

Beyond my obsession with this wood, it has a deeper meaning. What it truly represents is understanding. Understanding within what the boundaries, of your capabilities, should mean to you.

Soap Holder of Clarity

An idea turned into reality

Hey! First of all, I would like to thank you for spending time with me to throw theories around. In this new world of certainty and absolution, we have seemed to loose our connection with our inner dreamer. Are you a dreamer? If you have landed here, you absolutely are! What you see above, is an idea that was spurred by a few inspirational people. As with any new beginning, this was how the story went.

For the past five years, I can feel something was off. I’m unaware if it was just the times we live in, age, or possibly just mental status. However this feeling came to be, it was defiantly clear that it was urgent. Not so entirely urgent that I had not done much about it, until now. What exactly will drive us to a point, to not accept the status quo? I had almost a sudden realization of clarity. It was always there as a building block, but you never realize all of the hints that are given. Not fully. In one such scenario, I was at my “day job” and I had a sudden clarifying moment…

“If this is it… this ain’t going to work for me.”

Funny enough, I had just heard a song by NF the rapper that he had a pretty much identical thought. As you are aware, this goes to cement the real truth. We all have the same thoughts. How we deal with this, is what really matters. We go around and try to disprove each other. Bring each other down. My wife(whom is one of the greatest Artists I know) would always say that we need to help support each other. Speaking in terms of creative input. Creative individuals. I would always agree, however ideas are just that, thought processes. Action will trump all. Motivation is where action really lives.

With that one clarifying thought, Sparks Inspired was born. I’m glad you’re here with me to hear the theories from a fellow maker. Whatever the medium, skill, or discipline, we all have a place here to make a difference. So let’s get at it.

As was mentioned, it really was a combined effort. Myself, my wife Jenna, and an incredibly talented soap maker Tierra.

Gypsy Fae Creations. You can find their amazing creations at that location. They also showcase how these treasures are made on youtube!

My wife Jenna Sparks can be found at those locations. If you truly want to loose yourself in amazement, you’d like to check her style out.

If you would like to own one of the above showcased soap holders, you can find them here.

My name is Joe, and I hope you stick around and we can peel back some layers on our subconscious together.