I just got nothing.
It’s all boring me, so I’m not going to bore you with it.
I get out of bed. I shower (big effort). I try to make it past the sofa, and if I do make it, which is touch and go let me tell you… I go into the studio.
I have been making some stuff so it’s not all bad, but nothing else seems to get done.
To take my mind off it all I’ve decided that the jewelry needs a step up.
Every so often I think this is a good thing otherwise I feel I could become a little complacent, so I’ve decided that now nothing goes through the studio doors until it’s perfect.
Or as perfect as I can get it.
So I’ve slowed down.
I’m a very fast maker. I’ve always been that way. Actually, I don’t know if I’m a fast maker or that I just drop everything when I’m making and enter that zone where nothing else exists.
I don’t think this is particularly healthy, but it sure helps with shutting out all that world stuff.
But now I want to relax into it more.
Take my time and try not to get so excited about seeing the finished piece before it’s halfway made.
I always have at least two pieces on the go and this helps with the impatience somewhat, but how can someone be so particular about making all the fiddly bits that make up a piece of jewelry and yet be so impatient to have it be finished.
Anyway here are the latest.
I finished this.
And this, which was its running mate
Then there was this lovely piece of Willow Creek Jasper
Which slowly morphed into this.
Then I decided to make it a cousin.
And after a cup of tea.
I thought I’d get the ol’ turquoise out again.
Which after much fiddling.
Next I decided to go big or go home.
But wasn’t quite sure what to do with them all.
I thought this might be a bit dark and moody for a flowery pendant.
Like a poisonous midnight bloom.
But wasn’t so sure about this one either.
I kind of liked this one.
But not with the tendrils as it looked a bit insect feelers like and creeped me out a bit.
In the end I chose this.
But must have been sleep making when I discovered that the shape was completely off at the top.
I don’t actually mind it, but it definitely needs something on top to balance it out.
So I’m off now to finish it.
I do have another African Green Opal which I’m going to make the other design with, so actually both drawings win, and that’s always a nice thing…