I wish I had something brilliant to share with you all...some amazing tip or tutorial or product. But I don't. The fact is, I'm completely brain dead. I have to fill my reserves before I have anything to share with others.
I decided to go back to school this last fall. I finished my second semester finals last week and just crashed. Then I took a look around me and realized how much I've let slide over the last several months as I worked my butt off to get straight A's (yes, I'm a bit of a perfectionist...) Now I am trying to play catch up.
The first priority is dealing with all the weeds and overgrown bushes and digging up the bushes that died over the winter. Because the longer that stuff is left undone, the worse it will be to deal with each day that passes. And we have a LOT of landscaping (whose stupid idea was that anyway? Oh yeah...mine).
And before I can really focus in my studio, the studio needs to be dealt with. I haven't even started to tackle the "master the mess month" here on AJE. Guess I better get started. And soon.
I've tried making beads twice in the last 4-5 months. All beads were garbage. All I could manage were headpins. It helped that I had an order for 25 pairs of headpins to force me into making something. Everything you see in these photos is lampwork I've done since Christmas. How sad and pitiful.
Why am I sharing all this here? Honestly I don't really know. I guess because I'm just being honest because I don't have anything to write that will passably fool anyone into believing I have something interesting to say.
I will get back to lampworking in the next week or so, and hope as I get back into practice, my brain and hands will get back into the flow of it.
Have you ever felt completely brain dead and unable to create? I'm not talking about being blocked, just kind of out of practice and numb. Similar to when you break a bone and stop using those muscles while the bone heals and it becomes so weak and shriveled and it takes a lot of work to get it to do what you want again.