Last April, my boss and stone mentor Ivo Cubi, owner of Cumar Marble and Granite, sent me to Italy where I fell in love with a white, gray, black and “greenery” colored stone called “White Beauty.” It whispered my favorite mentoring question: What do you see that I can become?
People often ask, “What’s your favorite stone?” My answer is easy: one I haven’t seen before!
If 2017 made you exhausted and you need a way to ramp up your energy for 2018, let me introduce you to some of my favorite stones to design with that have the power to turbocharge your life.
Ancient stones meticulously fused with driftwood that tell a mentoring story? This was the magic I found at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Martha’s Vineyard, when I discovered celebrated artist Lew French and his amazing work.
Naturally formed objects above and below the earth led me to a fascination with petrified wood. Gigantic trees plunged into the earth, starved of oxygen and buried in total darkness for over 200 million years almost magically turns wood into stone.
In 1970, a silver mine in Mexico released a 70-pound piece of turquoise from the earth, and a talented stone carver saw its future.