It's been quite a long while since I've sat at the jewelry work table. Tonight I finally allowed myself a bit of time to play. At first, I was nervous. I worried I might have forgotten how to do certain things. But, no , that was not a problem! There is such pleasure in this work. It's an entirely different satisfaction from what I get out of sewing and textiles.
I have a beautiful collection of stones, beads, pearls, sterling findings, copper and brass too ... it is absolutely delightful to just spend time gazing upon them all! I do hope I continue to give myself space and time for creating. There are so many other things that get in the way ... paperwork, household chores, errands. You know what I mean, right?
We have to give ourselves that time to create. For me, it's a matter of making it a true priority. I've gotten in the deadly habit of putting off the create time. I fool myself into thinking I'll just do a few other things first, then I'll be able to spend time in the studio. Day after day I suddenly realize it's gotten late and once again I've failed to honor that one promise I made to myself, that I'd find time for creative endeavor. And it's not as if I get all the other stuff done ... there's always other stuff to do. So I'm slowly getting back in the habit of making my work come first. The other stuff can wait.