Left Brained: An intuitive problem solver, I'm inquisitive, analytical and business wise. I'm trained as a mechanical engineer, software product manager and six sigma analyst. I've worked for the Auto Industry, around ROV's, and with Semi Trucks and Engines. I currently work with Cranes.
Right Brained: I love to perform, have been creating art since I could hold a crayon, & learned to sew in 4-H. I enjoy & am excellent at nearly all things creative. I love sewing, sculpting, painting, sketching, & much more!
Nearly every photo on here is my work. Others will be listed with sources either at the bottom of the page or with a link or written source. Nothing on this site is sponsored. Opinions are my own.
HI! My name is Gwen Gyldenege
Gyldenege is pronounced GILL-DEN-EGG. Think of it like like Golden Egg except with an i instead of an o.
People say, "Gwen's a circus!" You just never know what I'll be doing or creating next. I grew up in an artistic and maker-type family. My last name translates to "Golden Oak". And I really do have a golden touch.
I built, maintain, and author this site, Misty Valley, and She's the Golden Egg. I write about what I sew, craft, create, make, cook, do, my athletic pursuits, what inspires me, what I love, and explore challenging ideas. I love to discuss ideas and brainstorm. Let's have a conversation. Let's start a revolution. Let's collaborate!
I SEW because:
I love to explore. I create, cook, make, and do things so that I can have the satisfaction of accomplishing a personal challenge and to make it my way. I'm a trail blazer, not a follower. I bravely stand alone outside the crowd floating from group to group, but always walking the path unknown. Yes, it can be lonely at times, but solitude is one key element to my creativity.
Gwen Gyldenege's Bio
Gwen's a one woman circus - Engineer, Designer, Artist, Performer, and Empath/Medium. She works in nearly every medium from visual to performing arts. From cartooning to puppeteering, belly dance to sewing costumes, channelling the gods for a reading or editing sound for a meditation, she can create her circus performance from storyboard through final curtain. Her work is features faces, people, deities and mythical creatures living in a moment of joy. She is currently focused on mixed media assemblage and sculpting art dolls destined to connect you with the spirit world and assist you in blooming and growing into the best version of yourself.
What does Calm Under Tension mean?
A diamond is created under pressure. Masters are made by repetition, and making your practice a life long experience and by achieving calm in a storm of chaos.
BODY & MIND:
It is the feeling of calm you must evoke through presence of mind and conscious, continuous breathing while holding a challenging yoga pose. The name for my business was born in the middle of a yoga pose in an Iyengar Yoga class where I found bliss and enlightenment.
It is the process of stress that fiber under goes when being spun into yarn. It must be stretched, fluffed, pulled, twisted, then later sometimes slightly untwisted before it can become the beauty we know and love called yarn, thread, and then fabric (be it handknit or woven).
SPIRIT & ART:
It is the sense of peace you must find within yourself when the chaotic world is swirling round you and simultaneously telling and demanding everything from you. This peace or calm is what you need to be able to proceed and reach your highest success
No matter what situation you find yourself in currently, there is always a positive way to proceed. It is that exact situation with which you struggle that is shaping who you are today and reminding you to return to your joy. You must know deep down inside that you can do it and that feeling good is always available, otherwise, no one can truly help you. As the wise Buddhist ones say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Calm Under Tension