When I had a photography business, I named it Baraka Photos. The name came to me in 2006, while we were living overseas, and before I’d even heard of Barack Obama.
“Baraka” means gift or blessing in Arabic and Hebrew. It seemed like the perfect name for the way that I felt about the things I photographed. The light gave me a gift every time it shone on a seashell, a piece of bark, a leaf full of raindrops.
I still like the name, but I got tired of explaining what it meant, and explaining that it wasn’t political.
Now I’d like to start selling my fused glass art online. So I need a name.
Here are my stream-of-consciousness words about these pieces, and I’ve linked to a few of my posts about glass art:
abstract glass fused light reflecting dark spin shape square triangle glitter visceral shine out heartbeat balance giving never in the dark now escape immersion pain different faith luxury new forms therapy recovery fragile sharp focus near me unlike any other stories energy focused inward comes out broken letting it out radiant full expanding look
And here are some examples of these pieces, most of which will be pendants and pins but some of them are sculptures.
Have a look and tell me what words come to you.
Featured image is Face Off – Necklace pendant 1.5 by 2.5 inches.
Today’s penny is a 2006 in honor of the year Baraka Photos was born.
8 thoughts on “What do I call this?”
Is WaltCo out as a choice? Well, I will just keep thinking…
How about d’espero? Meaning ‘of hope’
Nice! Except people who don’t know the language might think of the Eagles “Desperado”!
I don’t have a name for your business, but just want to say your art is wonderful. I really like the sailing sculpture. I think a cool necklace could be made of the long, curved part–a necklace that sits on the curve of the neck below the clavicle…just an idea…
Tina, thank you so much. That compliment means a lot to me.
Yes, I am trying to design some necklaces exactly like that!! I’ll keep you posted.
How about Joys Forever? They certainly are things of beauty!
Nice! Seems kind of … conceited, though?
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