As nature enthusiasts who love flowers and nature, we loved seeing Sensorio Field of Lights, the digital superbloom of LED flower bulbs in Paso Robles. The round bulbs of lights resemble dandelions which inspired the creation of my round bulb like Kblossoms colorful jewelry. Sensorio is a mesmerizing art installation by Bruno Munro! The lights are entirely solar powered! We arrived to Sensorio at around 7:30pm during sunset and watched the bulbs individually come to life in rainbow colors as it got darker. We spent about 3 hrs there. I recommend staying at least 2 days in Paso Robles and see the wine country views at Daou winery and the heart trees at Niner Winery and enjoy wine tasting and nice restaurants and live music after seeing Sensorio! I also recommend a relaxing day soaking in the River Oaks Hot Springs overlooking the Paso Robles vineyards. We drove about 500 miles for a 2 day trip to Sensorio. You can get tickets here as the exhibit ends in January. www.sensoriopaso.com
Kblossoms is excited to present our newly designed 2010 Fall Celestial Jewelry Collection! We have created silver sun and moons, fairies, Swarovski crystal moons, and gold moon orbital disc pendants. All these Celestial jewelry might remind you of Shakespeare's Midsummer's Nights Dream and the enchanting forest of fairies and magical creatures under the starry night sky. The sun and moon pendants will remind you of night and day and make you want to smile all the time. Some of the Celestial jewelry is located in KJewelry section and some are on Etsy. Click on the images below for more info.
I was inspired to create these masterpieces just recently, when I was reminded about "Mid-Autumn Festival", or as I remember them "Mooncake Festival" because every Chinese holiday is linked to some special food. When I studied abroad in Taiwan, I got to see their version of the "Moon Festival". They all refer to the same thing: The 15th day of the 8th moon which is on September 22, 2010 in the Western calendar. Why is this important? Because farmers celebrate the end of summer harvest. The festival is also intricately linked to the mythical Moon Goddess of Immortality. According to “Li-Ji”, an ancient Chinese book recording customs and ceremonies, the Chinese Emperor should offer sacrifices to the sun in spring and the moon in autumn. It's also the date that the moon is at it's fullest and roundest [autumnal equinox].
To celebrate, we eat mooncakes made of lotus seed paste, red bean paste, or other flavors with a salty egg in the center representing a full moon. Traditional mooncakes have an imprint on top of the Chinese characters for longevity or harmony as well as the name of the bakery and the filling in the moon cake. Imprints of the moon, the Moon Goddess of Immortality, flowers, vines, or a rabbit may surround the characters for additional decoration. With all this celebratory revelry, I couldn't resist creating a Celestial Collection to commemorate the Holiday. But don't get me wrong, you can wear these jewelry any day of the year!