Love Yanz recently participated in a 24-hour fabrication class at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. In addition to an awesome location in San Francisco, great instructors, and ample lab spaces (complete with tools and materials), the Academy also boasts an impressive list of internationally renowned alumni and master jewelers.
The experience was a reminder that education in all forms is nourishment and can be enriching for both the mind and soul. The moment we stop learning is the moment we stop living. Aristotle notes that "educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." That means the education can happen simultaneously in the heart and mind and shouldn't be in competition with one another. Often, we see our trade-off as choosing between the mind and the heart, but when it comes to education, Aristotle, at least, thinks we should strive for both.
Here at Love Yanz, we educate our heart and mind through sharing designs that inspire us and (hopefully) you. Inspiration is at the heart (pun intended) of everything we create and thus why we included love in our name. Every creation is an interaction and exchange of elements that is a labor of love.
How are you balancing an education of your mind and heart? If you aren't seeing the results of your activities then it may be time to think about new ways to bring your education into balance.