Two weeks until the first of two Holiday Markets that I’ve committed to this year.
The days are ticking away and I’ve yet to get started.
This quote has been seen in many blog posts and it’s time I took it to heart.
“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up & get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part & a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.
Things occur to you.” ~ Chuck Close
So today I showed up in my jewelry studio.
Since I don’t know where to start in creating new stuff,
I decided to get out all the inventory I have and look at it with a keen, critical eye.
And yes, it’s hard when they are your babies, but it’s necessary once in awhile.
The ones that didn’t pass muster went into a “makeover’ bowl.
Fate to be determined later.
All the others got a good look at pricing and cleaning.
I also ran across a few gold-bronze colored ring blanks
I ordered on a lark from Nunn Designs.
I make tons of wired wrapped rings,
and thought these solid blanks could be cool to try.
Hi, My name is Lynda.
Exploring the wide world of jewelry making in my retirement from teaching. I'm grateful to be a part of this worldwide community of jewelry bloggers, where I receive encouragement, inspiration, and sometimes...a kick in the pants to take a risk!
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