Sunday, August 23, 2009

The End Of Summer

The summer is winding down. I'm ruminating, brooding, thinking. It's been a hugely eventful beading year, with publications, prizes and my first booth. I have a lot of ideas percolating, including a peyote stitch bracelet with the most beautiful Echinacea bloom ever- lifted straight from my garden. I made some earrings to order, and another pair for a friend. Mostly I'm puttering around the studio, content. I'm fascinated by how mixing up colors can change a simple V pattern- I love the bracelet in the photo, it's so Victorian looking. But if I plugged in some neon colors, I think it would look mid-century modern.

Underneath that contentment, though, is a little voice screeching about needing to work more, about never letting up, about focus and drive and ambition. I'm hoping that if I ignore it, it will go away. Even the garden needs a little fallow time.

5 comments:

Carol Dean said...

Little voices sometimes just need to be locked away in sound-proof rooms! *hugs* You've done so great this year, don't let anything keep you from enjoying this time. (I remember some convos we had not too long ago...how things change :D)

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

I agree Melody. I had dinner in my garden on Saturday evening, the first time this summer, and thought, "Wow, I really must take more time to smell the roses!" I think we all need reflection time occasionally!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Have fun with puttering! Sounds like fun :)

Marlaine said...

I don't think that there is a creative person on the planet that doesn't have quieter times. Creativity takes a lot of energy and sometimes we just need to recharge! It's all good.

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