Saturday, June 19, 2010

To Begin Again

I have spoken in the past of the line I try to walk between my FTG (Full Time Gig) and my limited time in the studio. In just the past week I have committed to two more classes (each just for a day or the weekend.) and have put aside any further shows through the hottest part of the summer. I am even contemplating not attending the Farmers Market through September...I am struggling. There are days I awake and I can tell very quickly whether time is on my side or not, recently time has not been my friend.
Since returning from our summer trip my head has been swimming with ideas but it seems they only swim in circles. Each time I walk into my studio I am greeted by an array of projects started and abandoned due to lack of time or sheer desire to complete them.

This morning I took a long walk, well before the mercury had a chance to creep into the 90's, then a swim and headed into my sacred space. Today I entered with new eyes and was able to begin those sparks of ideas again.

All of these dreams that have been sitting patiently finally took flight:

 
The Ice Princess Ring

Two pair of earrings, part of my Puddles collection, with a pair of my new
"Crown Molding" earrings.

Two more with a hammered texture.

...and finally earrings that were started in class almost two months ago!


As I sit and type an evening storm is brewing and the temperatures have dropped again. This time of the year the thunder rolls across the sky slowly and for us unfortunately, it is usually off in the distance. The light shows are amazing and I almost always stop to stand in the entryway of the house to watch. (I apologize but I have tried to photograph this spectacle but is impossible.) The remainder of this evening will be dedicated to updating Der Shop and cleaning up.

In the background my tumbler is spinning with the last of today's completed projects and the thought of spending most of tomorrow in the studio again is enough to keep my dreams full of what I can work on, free to know that I can finally move on!
Have a great evening!

3 comments:

Sunny Rising Leather said...

You are doing such beautiful work!!!

I think time is going much faster lately, in a way that doesn't even feel funny - like it's speeding.

xoxoxo,
Allison

Lois said...

Happy to see pretty new things at 2B's. Thank you for the Athens magnet! Bob immediately put in on the refrigerator. :)

Kaerie Faerie said...

really fantastic work, busy here too
Karey