As you know, I've been trying hard to find myself, but recently when visiting my new hairdresser I came across a quote, tattoed across her arm and chest ,that made me think and question what I was trying to find????
Creating is just what we crafters do! And what I do!! (Or perhaps I should say DID!!!) My problem has been hidden behind what I think I should be doing and guilt about keeping the cupboard going because it has proved to be a success and a source of information, and what I'm doing and accepting that my inspiration has not vanished into thin air, it has just moved on to another form of creating and that's okay.
That form of creating is jewellery made with semi-precious gemstones. I find the tactile nature, variety of colours and shades of these stones fascinating and inspiring and so theraptic! I first got interested in beading after breaking a necklace and not finding myself able to throw the beads away - I think you will all have experieced this hording feeling! My fellow CB teamster, Judith helped me with good advice and info on what I needed to restring my beads and I was off on my new journey. I'm now finding that many others are also following the same path and I'm in the process of starting a new blog instead of posting in the cupboard but I'm so rusty on blogging that this is going to take some time and I'm rather busy because I have people now approaching me for pieces of jewellery. Like with cuttling and papercrafting, anything I make enables me to BUY MORE! What a great feeling this being creative is!!
More stash that arrived this week