Sunday, April 28, 2013

Boring beads

Finally, I am getting some time in my studio.  A few weeks ago I did a local show and realized how low my supply of jewelry has become, and I need to make beads before I can make jewelry.  I am mostly missing the "bread and butter" items like small earrings, so I have spent a few days this week making small matching sets of beads.  At least I start out that way.  After a while, I get bored and move on to something more interesting, but the pile of bead sets is growing.  Now I just need some time to turn them into earrings.  Even though I get bored making them, it is still better than almost any other "job" I can think of.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Time flies

I have spent too much time doing things other than working in my studio!  They were all necessary and important, but now I am behind on getting ready for shows.  It is so hard to stay focused- there are bills to pay (one of the reasons I must get ready for shows!), groceries to buy, laundry to do, and the list goes on.  Throw in some extras like changing burnt out light bulbs, doctor appointments and fixing broken things, and there aren't enough hours in a day.  Or a week.  Or a month.  I can't just say I will take care of things first and then get in my studio because there are always too many things to take care of.  The best I can do is take care of those absolutely necessary things and the rest have to wait.