Sunday, August 17, 2008
Even the first few stitches...
Even the first few stitches are a relief after being glued to the computer setting up the Etsy shop...writing descriptions, grinding the last available adjective out of my weary brain...
I actually wrote, "red and yellow are the new black." Please go ahead and laugh - or groan.
And all this time, while the laundry piled and the dust bunnies became prehistoric in size and mold began to form on the dishes I'd abandoned in the sink, and I had to take care of it, all I could think was - I WANT TO WORK. After a while, that thought was followed by, You know, you might never have another creative thought as long as you live. That's what happens when it starts to be about business, money and hours at the computer.
So ever humble though it may be, the cuff I've started (above) has brought me enormous relief.
I'd intended to do something symmetrical, lovely (I hoped) but formal & not free-form. And when I got the bezel around that extraordinary tiger's eye cabochon (there are actually teal blues in there), suddenly I was falling into the pictures in the stone and...well...hell...free-form. Flying by the seat of my pants again with a few scribbled lines I may or may not follow. And I'm trying Lone Beader's layering finally and I'm just ridiculously excited about it (thanks LB). Most of all though, I'm not caring if it sells - I just want it to take me on its journey.
August 21st Update: Ha! Want to make God laugh? Tell her your plans. Five Hours into the cuff I realize it's heading for a ditch and that THIS is the reason I don't use focal cabs a lot for embroidery. I cut the backing away and save the cab and bezel - and it will be the focal on a RAW stitch piece - where it can do it's stand-alone thing in peace. I may be the Queen of False Starts. Unless anyone else wants to compete for the title!
Aug 23rd - My fingers are cramping. This is a stiff one. But...underway. Only 6 or 7 more hours to go, I figure.