PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
I haven't made a single thing in three weeks and it is weighing on me.
What began as a well deserved break after two extra productive months has shifted into an unwelcome lull. I have illustrations to work on for two different projects, and even just sketching feels daunting. I cleaned and rearranged my studio and re-organized my supplies but i haven't been able to just spend a day at my bench and i think that is what i really need to get back into the swing.
On the upside: I recently recieved a wonderful package of supplies from my aunt who gave up on making jewelry and is tired of moving the items from house to house. In exchange for the two huge boxes of stones, and minerals, and sterling and gold wires, a set of diamond burs (and a ton of other totally great items that i didn't even realize i needed) i offered to make her something. The other upside is that my stone setting skills could use some brushing up, and now i have hundreds of stones to practice on/experiment with.
this weekend is Mother's Day so i will be heading to Delaware for the first time in a few months. I'm hoping to spend Saturday scouring my favorite thrift stores, shopping at the Natural Foods Co-op, and drinking beers on the patio.