2 days ago
[3/3] this year started out all kinds of wrong. life has kicked me in the guts twice. it explains why i'm so quiet on social media. and delays the release of my new collection. but it ok. with everything i’ve lost so far this year, i’m most certainly not going to lose my mind too.
i had already a ton of things planned at the end of last year, and had decided on what my 2019 baubles would look like.
then, grief took hold of me - it still hasn't let go tbh - and everything from last year looks like crap to me now.
so i scrapped everything - no worries, nothing was wasted, i just had lots of sketches, color samples, and mocked up pieces that i disassembled for parts.
so i had to start over.
and, for a long while, with no inspiration whatsoever. and no real desire to create, anyway.
BUT i doodled some new earrings and necklaces last week!
and i started trying things out yesterday - it was a bust. twice a bust actually: i tried a new technique which DID NOT WORK AT ALL
and then i tried doing the way i’m used to. it worked, obvi, but my swatches were just too thick and chunky, while i’m looking for delicate, light.
sometimes things work in my head but in reality it just won't work. and that's ok. it cant always be a success on the first try!
i have no eta in mind, for the jewelry hitting the shop, except maybe summer 2019.
i'm not big on giving myself pressure, even less so this year of all years.
i will TRY to get a few prototypes ready for my trip to New Orleans in April. that would make for awesome pictures. but if i’m not ready, i’m not ready and that’s that.
so yay for the muses that came back!
and yay for respecting your own rhythm. it's not easy. but i’m getting better at it
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