New Focal Beads
This week I have mostly been procrastinating.
Do you ever have one of those weird weeks? You think you’re on fire, getting shit done and stuff, the end of the week rolls round and voila, a big ole pile of nuthin’…Yup that was my week, but that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy myself… I have raised procrastination to an art form.
I have made some beads though. A strange and rather wonderful thing happens when I go into the shed, it’s like a time vortex, I go in at nine on a Monday morning, two beads later I come out for a cup of tea and it’s 7pm a week on Thursday.
Must Make Focal Beads
I decided this week that the focal bead drought must end, it had become too big of a thing for me. I got it into my head that I no longer had the ability or focus to make anything bigger than an accent bead, if it took longer than 10 minutes I was in trouble. Basically I had lost my confidence. I set the intention that no matter what I made I this week I would make at least one focal, it might be butt ugly but it didn’t matter it was the making that was important. Hence the procrastinating, but eventually, after a gazillion sparkly accent beads I did it, I made not one but two focals – ha!
I was very happy with the results, the beads are pretty. I love the colour of the smokey blue one, I keep picking it up to look at it, which is always a good sign. I tried a couple of new ideas which didn’t really work but they didn’t ruin them either. More importantly the focal switch has flicked back on in my brain and now I’m thinking of complex, layered designs again.