Monday, September 29, 2008

Lessons Learned

A few things I've learned this early on in my new adventure into Silver:
  1. Nothing goes fast in this process, except time.
  2. There are no shortcuts.
  3. If you don't like it, it's not done...yet.
  4. I need to work for more than just 2 hours at a time.
  5. Pushing myself means not settling for good enough. (Thanks Jillian.)

As with most ETSY folks I have heard over and over again the struggle with having what I refer to as "that full-time gig", and working on your art. I've heard how people say they need to get their

"creative juices flowing".

I never bought into it...until now.

I run to the mailbox filled with anticipation of the arriving stones. I have become obsessed with setting cabochons (a stone that has been cut to have a flat back). Once I open the package fondle them for a while and proudly do a show and tell with Jeff, I sit and look at them...for hours, sometimes days. You see just like today, I will only have about 2 hours to work and my brain seems to seize up.

So I'm looking for help here...

How do YOU cope?

When you have got a TON of stuff to do and only a few short moments to produce (cause that's what it feels like). It's up there, I know it site is full of it and when I have a whole day ahead of me, stand back, I'm on a mission. But give me 2 hours and I'm sludge.



1 comment:

Sunny said...

Hang in there- you rarely get things the way you want them at first- it takes a LOT of trial and error!!!