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Every day is an opportunity to reinvent oneself. To me, this is a creative act, and one which requires a bit of courage. Pushing oneself out of the comfort zone can be hard work. Being creative every day can be hard work. There are days I'm intimidated by the self-appointed task of making a living through creativity. It can take a lot of energy, and at times, a little too much navel contemplation.
This describes also my feeling of starting to write about my work, my process, and jewelry in general. I knew from the beginning, without giving it a name, that I would live a life filled with creativity. I was prevented from doing so by circumstances for a while, and those were dark and empty days. Now that I've embraced the task completely I often wonder what I was thinking. I could have made a lot more money doing something else. But here I am, wading deep into my chosen life of being an artisan. As I share my work with more customers and more colleagues, it is becoming about so much more than just making stuff.
The sun is rising. Let's create!