Friday, July 8, 2011

What I have done lately...

My latest piece using some gorgeous beads by Anne Dundas.

I wanted simple, but I am unsure if this is too simple??? To me it looks incomplete.

Then there is this peyote stitched cuff....

Another UFO complete finally. I gave up on the fancy button clasp I was planning as it was too fussy and too gold. I felt it would detract from the look of the cuff, and lets face it, the patterns on these should be the focus!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

So 2011 is here and....

I confess to not being very creative this year either, so far :(

I have little to no desire to finish UFO's nor to start new pieces.

I know what my problem is though..... I look at other people's work and I don't stack up (I know it is all relative). I feel like everything I do is a replica of someone elses' work or I wonder why, when I see something so fantastic, didn't I think of doing that first??

I need a niche and to do that I need to purge all the old stuff, so I am having an Etsy sale via Facebook to get rid of the old pieces.

I guess as we go along in our crafts (whatever they are) we look back at our older stuff and wonder if it was ever really good or were we in denial. I think I have been in denial.

I don't want sympathy and I don't want validation. I have done some gorgeous pieces, I know that. But I also know that I have done some stuff that stinks!

So I am saying goodbye to the stink and hello to the new inspirations that I hope to have.