Monday, 1 March 2010

Merry-Go-Round - Looking Forward

Jump on our merry go round and join a group of artists/crafts-women from around the world as they link hands and tell you a little bit about their lives in craft.
Do look up the answers from the rest of this band of crafters (links to your left).
If they haven't posted yet, remember we all live in different time zones and check again later...
This month's theme:
What are you planning for the year ahead?

So. First off— I am really, really sorry I am so late posting this.
Got carried away with how short February is and how much there was I wanted / had to cram into it...

The bad news: no photo.
The good news: I am actually looking forward to this year and gradually making out what it is I am going to make of it, craftwise.

Late December-Early January was a difficult time but it was also liberating and brought me peace and clarity of mind the like of which I had not experienced in a long, long time.

The past year was spent, not uselessly but sometimes seeminglingly pointlessly, dabbling around new stuff.
I do intend to go on experimenting (sounds better, does it not?) with textile and metal, and learning, but things are slowly beginning to fall into place and I am beginning to see more clearly how to combine, or not, this and that craft; how this is going to be just for my own pleasure, whereas that is going to be "marketable" in some way.

Recently, I have been going through my stacks in a violent session of pre-Spring cleaning. Order! Order! Yeah, right... Anyway. The mix of contemplation and exertion (panting and resting vs. putting shelves together and up against the wall) allowed me to think and fantasize freely.

A thematic project has been slowly growing and coming together.
So— watch this spot for some statement jewelery— that's all I'm going to say for now!


Easterya said...

Totally tantalizing, I can't WAIT to see what you are going to grow into!!!

Tweed Delights said...

Sorry, I am even more late to comment! Lovely to hear your goals for this year - it's all a learning process, I'm finding :D See you next month :)