“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
- Chinese Proverb
It took me a lot of time to gain the courage to start this fundraiser.
I have always engaged in artistic undertakings and I have always felt that my calling is to manifest beauty. Life has given me the opportunity to do it as a mother and I need your support to do it also as an artist!
In my brief professional experience I have worked as a 3D printing designer (the blue pendant you see in one of the pictures is a 3d printed personal project ),followed by a drastic change into a suggestopedic English teacher. Suggestopedia is a magnificent teaching method originated in Bulgaria, which brings out the full creative potential in students and teachers. My artistic suggestopedic character is called Amali Jones, which reflects my deep connection with India – the motherland of my life partner and an inexhaustible source of inspiration. The idea of creating the handmade brand “Amali Jones” came during my marriage, when my mother in law let me write the names on the tags, beautifully hand drawn by her, for the gifts she had brought from India for my friends and relatives.
Without any plan I started drawing greetings cards inspired by the Indian henna body art –mehndi,and listed them in Etsy. I realized that this cannot be a sustainable handmade business and it is better to stay a pure artistic expression.
Since then I have been open to finding my artistic path. In September 2017 me and my husband moved from Sofia, Bulgaria to Turin, Italy, where I took an architecture internship but found it difficult to get a job afterwards. Now nearly impossible to be hired due to the big life changes, I realize the time to start on my own is now !
My interest in the ancient Indian science of life Ayurveda has lead me to discovering not only invaluable diet and cooking principles, massage techniques but also the healing properties of metals, gems, stones and colors. Later when I came across artesian jewelry pieces made of precious metal clay (PMC) everything clicked together.
My aspiration is to create art & healing jewellery utilizing the ayurvedic knowledge. I need your support for getting started! Thanks to the generous support of friends and family I managed to order a starters kit, bronze clay and some stones! I will have them on the 31st of July and will soon start working on my first designs! I want to give back in return to your support so I have been working really hard on making rewards for you! I took a class in watercolor gem and jewelry painting and now I am working on birthstone paintings! The other rewards will be my first successful jewelry pieces! The first material that I will test is bronze but with the growing support I could start working with silver and hopefully gold and real gems!
It is really important for me to start now because I expect my life to change completely in 3 months! If you have trouble using your bank card or prefer not to use it online, you could send me your support through a bank transfer or via Paypal.
Anna Plamenova Mitkova Sen
Do not forget to leave your contact details, so that I could thank you and also send you a gift!
I cannot describe in words how invaluable your help would be at this point of my life! I am grateful to share my path with you and pray to get the chance to bring as much joy with this undertaking as I did with my suggestopedic practice as Amali Jones!
With deep gratitude
a.k.a. Amali Jones