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Sunshine Post :: Sol del Sur

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hello, dear readers. Inherent in the mission statement of The Bright Side Project is the unspoken belief that to “Do What You Love, Love What You Do” is an absolutely essential component in creating a happy and healthy lifestyle. Every now and then, we will ask our contributors to answer a few short questions on the ideas of happiness, creativity and sunshine. We hope these rays of light help inspire you to find the sunshine in your day, today and everyday.

Today we are honored to introduce you to Soledad from Sol del Sur.

Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
My name is Soledad and Sol del Sur is my brand. I create and hand make jewelry and accessories that are inspired by textile techniques, textures and color. I don’t expect to change the world with my designs, but I do think they really add sunshine to the people who wear them. Yes, just like magic.
I am from Chile, and was originally an Acoustical Engineer, but I left that to come to the US to live with my beloved husband and eventually change my professional path to design. Right now this is my full time job, while I also study jewelry at my local college.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?

Well, in very possible way. It took me several years to give up a lot of the pre-assumptions and self imposed obligations that prevented me from following my handmade dream. It was a long and very tortuous personal journey, but I was able to do it it and every day of my life I give thanks for getting over my fears. I wish everyone had the chance to do it, too.

Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?

These days, in the smell of jasmines blooming in my neighborhood. In the colors and shapes of nature and art, in the landscapes, in movies.

On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?

Chocolate! In any form. And I always imagine I’m going to cuddle with my husband and read a book or watch a movie, but that just lasts for about 15 minutes and then I end up just having the chocolate with a cup of black tea and working, while he does the same but with a coffee. It’s very hard to stop working, I must admit.

At this very moment, what are you most grateful for?

For everything that’s going on with my life, to be honest. But more specifically, for my hands that are able to translate what I imagine to reality, for my willing to keep imagining, and all the people who support my creative journey: family, friends, college, and people I don’t know all over the world!

Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from Sol del Sur.

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