Restless & Stressed
Nope it’s not a new soap opera, it was how I felt today.
Chocolate didn’t even help…although I gave it a good shot and put a good dent in the Ghiradelli milk chocolate chip stash.
I couldn’t concentrate on work
no focus. no productivity.
It finally dawned on me what was wrong.
I needed to create something
I needed some studio time
I write a lot in my job…emails, articles and social networking (you feel sorry for me don’t you)
I do love my job and I get to work from home and my boss is amazing
all of what I do is creating in a sense.
I just need to touch some metal. some rust. some wire and make something out of junk.
so I did.
Awhile back I found some great rusty junk at an old rail yard.
and some railroad spikes and some other funky looking things. I was in hog heaven. I brought them home and they’ve been patiently waiting for their turn on my workbench.
Today I grabbed a few of those rusty items and a metal heart pendant from some old jewelry I had dismantled
I love this metal pendant. It looks “old world” and it has hearts on it. The black stone could be anything, not sure. I have another one too. I’ve wanted to use them for a long time but just never found anything that I wanted to pair it up with.
I went a little off of my usual path of design
no beads. no wire cross.
just some found objects that needed a place to call home
it’s simple and minimal and kind of quirky.
Oh I know it won’t be to everyone’s liking
but that’s okay, I don’t design pieces based on what other people will like
I just go with what moves me to create…
what I call that “divine” inspiration.
It did calm my restless spirit and I was able to sit and work
with focus and at peace
until I was forced to go to the grocery store in the rain
the injustice of it all.
if you look at it long enough, it will begin to grow on you.
I will list it tomorrow in my Etsy shop and if it never sells
then that just means it’s meant to stay here with me.
peace. love. rust.