Monday, October 4, 2010

New Necklace!

My son has studied Tae Kwon Do with the Jhoon Rhee Black Belt Academy for the past 6 years.  He has had the privilege of studying under the owner of the Academy, Master Amy Dudrow.  Master Dudrow is a high ranking black belt and an amazing teacher.  She has helped my son grow and find confidence in many ways.  This past May Ryan earned his first degree black belt. We are really proud of him!

A few months back, Master Dudrow asked if I could design a necklace to represent the Academy.  I have to admit it was a bit of a challenge.  I wanted to design something that represented the Academy and also incorporate my own design style.  After many drawings and paintings, I finally came up with a design that I am excited about and proud of!
The message incorporated in the necklace is based on the Grand Master Jhoon Rhee's philosophy of the importance of Truth, Beauty and Love.  Grand Master Rhee is a fascinating man. He was at the Black Belt ceremony that my son and I attended on Saturday.  He's 80 years old and a 10th degree Black Belt.  I really enjoy hearing him speak.

The necklace will be available for sale from the Academy's on line shopping website, Jhoon Rhee Black Belt Academy Shop.  To find out more about classes in the Academy, visit their main website at Jhoon Rhee Black Belt Frederick Academy.

Off to work in the studio!  Thanks for stopping by. Stacie


Renze said...

Truth: This is beautiful and I love it!

Dyan said...

Stacie I think the design resonates with the words and sentiments. It has a peaceful and expansive vibe! Great work.

stacie said...

Renee & Dyan, thanks so much for your compliments!