We had the good fortune of connecting with MerriJane Morrison and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi MerriJane, what are you inspired by?
I am inspired by the beauty and elegance in nature where the elements of symmetry and the imperfect come together in harmony. My designs are inspired by traveling being one with nature. Sometimes the result is an actual thing occurring in nature or a spiritually inspired design like my “Inner Journey”. I’ve been creating jewelry for more than thirty years and the journey itself is inspiration. The creativity is the instrument for me to connect light to light, soul to soul with other human beings.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
After 30 years of creating jewelry it’s the creative process and inspiration that I’m passionate about. Pursuing a career in Jewelry has had its ups and downs just like anything else. I believe it has been my perseverance and resilience that has brought me to where I am today. I have learned that all I can do is what is in front of me and the outcomes are not in my control, once I let go of the outcomes and it’s a continuing process, my business increased and became easier. I am now at a place where the spiritual comes before the material and my intention is to meet everything with love. I am human so this will be a lifetime intention.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in Laguna Beach but if you’re talking about Los Angeles: We could start out with a walk on the beach in the morning and breakfast, coffee etc.. I love Mozza an Italian restaurant on Melrose so we might go there for lunch and perhaps a little shopping at Fred Segal and before heading up to Griffith Park Observatory before sunset to hike around and take in the view, it’s spectacular. Sushi for dinner not sure where. As you can tell I like food!!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to the Sawdust Festival and all of the artists and patrons that I’ve interacted with over the past sixteen years.