Since my husband started back at school in September, I have been trying to dedicate Tuesday and Wednesday nights to beading while he is in class. It has been working out well, but I was finding that my studio was such a mess that I wasn't getting anything done. I'd jump from one project to the next if I hit a creative road block or else get distracted looking at something for too long. So last Friday night, I cleaned and organized my studio to the wonderful state it is in now. My time in there has been more enjoyable, instead of feeling like a crazy person pressuring myself to get something done, get something done, get something done. While cleaning, I realized that it's been about a year since I setup my spare bedroom studio.
Above is a necklace I made to match a new top I got. It is simple - wire wrapped carnelian and crystals with a Tim Holtz key. I wore this combo to work this week.
So, we'll see what I get done tonight. I am already feeling the holiday pressure - the Art Center is starting to take work next week already for their annual Holly Mart sale that starts November 1st and goes through the holidays. I have to get them some stock and start thinking of gifts for my friends and family. I also have some magazine submissions in mind - wow, it's hard to think that it's something I might not see in print until next Summer! And, I have been toying around with the idea of shopping my wood components and/or etched pieces to a local bead shop. They don't carry anything like it. And with the addition of my mixed media jewelry class on Thursday nights in October, that makes 3 beady nights in a row during the week! I can't complain!