Saturday, 4 February 2012

Tentatively hopeful ...

Well, after whingeing about my creative dry spell last time, I'm tentatively hopeful that the creative juices may finally be starting to trickle, if not quite to flow (why does that sound slightly gross?).  Maybe partly because I've been trying to put myself under a bit less pressure (commissions aside).  This is an ornament I made to hang near my original wire goddess, when I was allowing myself to have a rare play with the copper wire the other day:

As I think I mentioned before, I've been working on a commission - and this one is a larger version of the Midwinter pendant that pretty much switched off my inspiration last time, so I was a little nervous about it.  However, it is well underway, and although it has left me very little time to play with things like the tree above - wonder of wonders, a few ideas have pinged into my head in the last week.  They're still just ideas until I have the time to explore them, but it's a start.  And I was so desperate not to forget them, my long-suffering hubby was called on to write a couple of them down in the form of speedy notes that I think perplexed him somewhat ...  But I was in the bath at the time, so someone had to do it, and as I usually do a rough sketch, it seemed a bit beyond the call of duty to expect him to do that!

Before I started the commission, I did squeeze in the time to make a Midnight Tree pendant using one of a string of rather pretty blue agate beads I bought last week.  They were part of a purchase from an Etsy shop I've got quite fond of recently, SilverSense - great service, and a free gift of pretty Czech glass beads with every purchase. 

   So I'm not going to tempt fate by stating categorically that the muse is back.  But I'm hopeful ... ;)


Kirsty.a said...

Both these trees are lovely. I haven't done any jewellery work for ever so long

Louise said...

Thank you, Kirsty! I've finished the commission at last, so hopefully I'll get a bit of time to play now. :)