I love working with my hands and natural elements. Plus, I feel that my energy becomes part of the instruments – they are a part of me. I love decorating them with symbols and images that tell stories. When someone asks about a specific instrument, the decoration allows me to share cultural insight pertaining to that particular instrument. One other aspect that I enjoy while making an instrument is the focus and attention it requires – it becomes almost a meditative experience, it calms me and relaxes me and slows me down to a comfortable rhythm. And, I get to make them outside in my backyard which reconnects me to nature – the wind, sun, birds singing, hawks flying high above me, I get to see my dogs running around exploring their world – it puts me in the moment, the here and now, and that’s something we all need to do.
What else would you like to share with the readers?
Discover your gifts and talents and then develop them to the highest degree. This will make you an asset in any field or career you pursue. Be proud of who you are – remember that you are the dreams and aspirations of your parents, grandparents, and all those who went before you. Make them proud of who you are. Additionally, work towards the betterment of your community both locally and globally.
You can listen to Aztec Stories music and find cool free stuff at the Aztec Stories website.