Pronoia is the suspicion the Universe is in a conspiracy on your behalf. Or, as the late J.D. Salinger so aptly put it: “I’m kind of a paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. “
I've been having so much fun making my ceramic jewelry. I've decided to begin selling it on etsy. My life is busy and somewhat tempestuous right now (can you relate?), and I want to focus on the positive things that I have going for me. And really, I have so much for which to be grateful. I came across the word "pronoia" some time ago and it has been happily lolling about in my head ever since.
I decided to name my online store "Pronoia Studio." For a long time -ever since I studied iconography as an undergrad- I've had a real sense of imbuing all art objects with the thoughts of the artist. I used to think hard about my emotions while painting because I thought -and still do think- that those energies can reach out to the viewer later. . .Because, really, there is a kind of divinity in creating. And, it isn't the sort of divinity for which I can take any credit, but I'm thrilled to be a part of it.
So, hence the name "Pronoia Studio." I hope that all the viewers of the artwork and the wearers experience an acute sense of pronoia. Because, that is how I feel when I make them.
From now on, you can link to Pronoia Studio from my taskbar on the right.