1. a disposition free from stress or emotion
2. the absence of mental stress or anxiety
Also, from Wikipedia, :
Serenity (film) is a 2005 space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It follows on from the canceled Fox science fiction television series Firefly, taking place about two months after the events of the final episode. Set 510 years in the future, Serenity is the story of the captain and crew of a transport and cargo ship. The captain and first mate are veterans of the Unification War, having fought on the losing side. Their lives of petty crime are interrupted by a psychic passenger who harbors a dangerous secret.
It is spring crunch time here at Earthenwood Studio. It is easy right now to become overwhelmed. I have many orders to fill, projects and articles with deadlines looming, and the added stress of preparing for the Bead & Button show in just over a month. Suffice to say, *serenity* is in short commodity here.
Serenity as defined in the first definition shown above, that is. But the second definition, about the film Serenity, is very abundant in the studio. You see, a few months ago, I was commissioned to create some pendants to be used as fundraising. The group commissioning them is active in the Serenity film fan conventions, called Shindigs. These Shindigs, like the Raleigh NC one, sound like a fun way for fans together and enjoy one of their favorite shows/movies. But they also work to raise money for a great charity helping women all over the world called Equality Now
So when I learned about this event a few months ago, I was excited to be a part of it. And now is production time, as the groups are getting ready for their upcoming Shindigs. And even though it is one of my busiest times of the year, knowing that my work is going towards a great event and cause like grants me much personal serenity.
My question to you is this: what brings you serenity? For me it is working on worthwhile projects that help others and quiet moments spending time in nature, where I can catch a breath. Leave your answer in the comments section and next Saturday, one winner will be chosen. The prize is a serenity medallion pendant of your own.
And as a blog bonus, stop by the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles later today for some budget saving ideas for making simple yet high quality finished jewelry for fundraising events, like the pieces shown above...