Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today's challenge - Create!

My creativity comes in waves as of late. There have been several days I didn't even step into my work room. Seems to be too many other things that have sparked my interest and my jewelry is taking a back seat. Maybe I am experiencing a bit of a burn out. *gasp* *hand flies to mouth* Say it ain't so!!!!!

*blink* *blink*

There is nothing wrong in stepping back, re grouping and then diving back in. right........

This morning I was finishing a bracelet that I have promised, and when the bracelet was done, I just sat there. I did not want to start a new project. I got up turned off the light and schluffed off into the yard with the dogs. My coffee was steaming, my cold toes were screaming and I stood there, shoulders slumped in defeat with that 1000 yard stare, motionless, watching the dogs. Then the idea hit me. Why do I have to wait for the creativity to come to me, why can't I go looking for it?

Once a month or so, I don't have any problem getting motivated to create when I receive one of my blog design partner packages. I will get a random selection from Rings & Things of findings, or beads, Beadin Path sends a great selection of vintage lucite beads in a fantastic color pallet and Art Beads has a 'theme' and gives me a choice from one of their categories as a piece to create from. It all starts the ball rolling, the creative juices flowing, and I can't wait to get to work.

That is what I did this morning. I gathered a random selection of items from my inventory and challenged myself to make something.

I have a MOP necklace and a garnet bracelet that was given to me to 're purpose' by my friends Harry and Vanessa
feldtv13x18 13x18mm Feldspar beads from Cherry Tree Beads
LUC2185BR Cube Beads 10mm Smoky Quartz * from Beadin Path
LUC2485OR Dark Rust Moonglow Heishi Rondells 4 x 8mm* from Beadin Path
LUC4869OR Transparent Hyacinth Barrel Bead 12 x 14 mm* from Beadin Path
TOHO™ Bead Round 6/0 Opaque-Lustered Cream 8g Bag from Art Beads
4mm Fire Polish Mix Red Tones (50 Pack) from Art Beads

Would add anything to this challenge or work with just what was given you?
I'll show you pictures tomorrow!

*FTC compliance disclosure: the '*' items mentioned in this post credited to Beadin Path were provided as a promotional gift as part of the Beadin Path Design Partners. These items are for review or design purposes. Other items were purchased by me, the artist, for my inventory.

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