Half Full was born in a fever of ideas and summer swelter. If we were going to do Half Full, we needed to know about gemstones, crystals, metals, lost wax casting, lapidary, rock hounding, tumblers, polishers, drills, chains, beads, 3D printing technology, social media, spreadsheets, business management, marketing… etc. And we knew that we would soon take a surgery break, followed by significant recovery time. We knew that Half Full would languish for a time.
What we did not know was that after all our initial hard work, the Muse would come to visit… our down time allowed us to see our vision more clearly. Our heart’s desire became crystal clear… we decided to focus our designs on the highest aspirations of human beings as depicted in sacred symbols. We had already sold vegan and GMO Free symbol designs. We felt good when people bought them, knowing their peaceful message would go far and wide, but now…
we are committed to design that embodies the peace, love, respect and reverence for life that sacred symbols represent.
The decision, once made, seemed obvious… so I am careful to not minimize it’s significance. I’m grateful that Half Full has a vision that thrills my being. One that promises exploration of new stories, cultures, religions, movements… and the symbols that have instilled hope for eons of dark nights.
“In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation: here therefore, by silence and by speech acting together, comes a double significance. In the symbol proper, what we can call a symbol, there is ever, more or less distinctly and directly, some embodiment and revelation of the Infinite; the Infinite is made to blend itself with the Finite, to stand visible, and as it were, attainable there. By symbols, accordingly, is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched.” ~ Thomas Carlyle