FOUR days with no tears!
I was beginning to despair.
And yesterday after finding I needed to sleep on the sofa from 2:30 to 4:30, which I guess is another symptom of grief, I finally made it into the studio.
I nearly came straight back to the sofa as I had no energy whatsoever, but then I had a thought.
Hadn’t had one of those for a while so it kind of caught me off guard.
Instead of the radio I plugged my phone into the speakers and blasted music.
What a difference.
I ended up staying until 8 p.m. and have almost finished 5 pairs of earrings.
I’m telling you. If your dad has just died that world news can really bring you down man!
I’ve decided that I might need to lay off it for a while which is a shame as I do like to know what’s going on, but needs do as needs must I suppose.
In other news.
I’ve decided that I really must use up all my silver scraps as I almost have a full bowl of them which I try not to look at as they worry me.
I know that I can send them back to Rio, but I don’t know how much the postage will cost as they’re so heavy and I can’t get my head around it right now.
I think I am going to have to do it at some stage, but for now I’ve decided to just see how much I can reuse.
Kind of like a challenge.
I did flatten one of my scrap pancakes into a nice flat round of silver so that was a great result, but it took forever to keep annealing and rolling.
I’ve now discovered muscles I didn’t know I had in places I didn’t know existed from working that mill for that long, but it was very satisfying to finally get that nice sheet of silver.
Trouble is that I don’t want to use it now as it’s so lovely and the idea of messing it up and having to start all over kind of stresses me out. So I’ve put it to one side for now so that I can just look at it and be reminded of the little engine that could.
For when the old muscles recover of course.
Here’s a bracelet that I made using scraps.
But that touches hardly a zillionth of what’s in the bowl.
I did take the beads out of the bracelet as it made it too long, but it fits nicely now and I think I’m going to make some more.
So there you have it.
It’s all I’ve got.
Hope you all have a great weekend.