How Life Gets in the Way

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Painted tree in resin
Autumn Tree

Hello all, I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer despite the high temperatures in so many places. I have been fortunate with the house here on the mountain. Since it is built into the mountain the downstairs maintains a nice cool temperature even on the hottest of days. It’s like built-in air conditioning without the cost! Though I think we pay for it in the winter.

Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet

I am steadily working on my new collection but I must admit it has been hard. Though I had high aspirations of working on design ideas when I was on my trip to the US, that was not the case. But I don’t regret this. I enjoyed every minute of my trip and all the people that I was able to visit. Then when I arrived home I was sure I would be right back at it but jet lag reared its ugly head and I wasn’t functioning for a good two weeks if not more. When I finally had a clear head I hit on another problem. My muse had left the building. I could not come up with one good idea so I spent the last month frittering my time away on a bunch of disconnected pieces.

Finally, I feel like I have a theme going and ideas are starting to arrive. Of course, as soon as this happens I have to leave again. A week away in Bretagne to go to our dear friends’ wedding. It’s true that I am looking forward to seeing them and attending the wedding but once again I am off course. I am not sure how to solve this problem. Each time I leave, when I return it seems to take forever to find my place again. I told myself that I would release four collections this year. Right now I think I will be lucky to get three done. I know there is no way to do four. Who knows, there might only be two.

A row of mica resin leaves.

All of this to say…I am sorry for any delay. I am here. I am working daily to make new pieces. This is a whole new way of working for me so I guess it will take time for me to find my groove. Does anyone else have this problem when they go away?

2 comments on "How Life Gets in the Way"
  1. I don't even go away and have that problem!
    My muse doesn't even say bye, she's just up and gone without a note when she will be back ;-)
    Of course I work differently, anyway.
    I don't make collections, all my items are disconnected because my "style" is all over the place (actually I say I don't have one, but I've been told the style is that the pieces are so obviously mine, not sure if that's true). I have neither the patience nor the willpower for collections.

    Sorry, that doesn't help much, I know.

  2. Ah Cat I have been the same way for so long. I think this is why this is so hard for me. I do feel that they have more of an impact though when grouped together. I love your art, and yes, it definitely has a feel to it that says You! ❤️