When people say “Live your life to the fullest…”, are you living your life to the fullest too?
When we can live happily while also able to enrich people’s lives, that would be wonderful, don’t you agree? That’s why I was intrigued when Virginie wrote in.
As an expatriate Parisian wife, Virginie and her husband are moving every 2 or 3 years on different continents. Way back to 1999, when she decided to follow her husband to Brazil, she left her real estate career and volunteered herself as a palliative care worker and took care of the dying, she found the meaning of life. And that’s when she decided to start up her own business by producing her mosaic jewellery – Virgini Mosaic a new hobby that she developed over time.
Look at these beautiful pieces of mosaic jewellery produced by Virginie. Finest materials, unique design, bundled with skilful craftsmanship, becomes a wearable contemporary art. Virginie, as a mosaic artist, got her training from various places like Verdiano Marzi in le Musee du Louvre, Albertini in Paris, Orsoni in Venezia, Emilie Baudrais who graduated from Spilimbergo school in Italy, these are all the best places for contemporary mosaic art. She specializes in micro 3D mosaic art which is more complicated than a 2D art like italian floors, churches walls or ceilings, etc…3D has a creative connection which is the inspiration from heart, love, higher dimension, ” les Muses”, holy spirit…
However, being an expat, whenever she moves to a new country, not only she would need to understand and try to adapt to the foreign cultures, but also need to build the business relationships, meet different people, and understand the ways of doing business. It is difficult and complicated, but this also allows Virginie to equip herself be able to speak six languages, and draws new inspiration from the foreign cultures she has been living in.
What makes me like working with Virginie is her determination in getting things done. Regardless where she is, she could adapt to the new environment quickly and share her creative art happily. I am truly touched when she could demonstrate her can-do attitude, which I consider is the most important element in living your life to the fullest.
Becoming a jewellery designer is not easy, but it gives you the enjoyment of sharing your creative designs with the world. A can-do attitude makes Virginie’s collection more meaningful as it’s all handcrafted from the heart. I wish you could also have some inspirational insights in each stunning sculptural piece of jewellery here from Virginie, a wearable art that can be cherished from generation to generation.
Virginie currently resides in Malaysia and she will be exhibiting her works in Hong Kong on 27th Nov and 2nd Dec, at Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong.
Art does make a difference, and I wish this can-do attitude will also bring meaning to your work, no matter what you do.
What are you dreaming of? I’d like to hear from you!