I can’t believe my last post was over the weekend yet. I usually would have said something here somehow in the middle of the week but work has been crazy (short week and all with the long weekend..) — and I guess my focus has been elsewhere. I’ve been creating.. and creating.. sometimes sitting in my little corner well into 1am and dragging myself to bed just because I know I needed to sleep somehow before the next work day. I would go on and on and on if there wasn’t work to worry about the following day.
Maybe it helped that I’ve been having some bad dreams. So there’s that part of me that dreads lying down and maybe being visited again in my dream by those dark thoughts and evil persona that I don’t want to see. Don’t you hate it when you see the last person you want to pop out in person in your dream and you wake up feeling all agitated and there’s a heaviness in your heart that you cannot shake. Even now as I write about it, it’s tough. So I distract myself — and creating takes me to another place.
It’s funny how I had started working on these agate beads in another way — and now I’m deep into creating pieces using the beads differently. And I love how it has come out. I have to literally make a conscious effort to stop myself from getting more of the beads –at least until I make a sale (None yet!) or I finish all the beads up and get them posted in the shop.
I try to post one item a day, following that up with posts on my other social media channels like Pinterest and Twitter. Nothing beats seeing a heart (or two) pop up when I post a piece — or when I find a new follower or a retweet.
But back to the project at hand. I’ve had a busy night and day making the bracelet above and disassembling it because the stopper on the huge fuschia pink slice (see the picture lower right hand corner), so it was whole and now it isn’t.
The six bracelets in the next photo have been posted, and I have around a half dozen others to be listed in the next couple of days. I must say I like the sense of accomplishment — and more importantly, the feeling that I’m actually finally seriously putting the shop up again. It helps that there are now apps that enable me to work on the store even when I’m on the bus. Beyond the photos that I need to shoot and edit to help sell the item, one of the things that gets me stumped is naming it. (Yes, I do get stumped.) I’ve also put my “stamp” on the photos now, instead of just uploading them. (Thank you, Fotor!)
A day at a time.. have to get back to work. Waiting for dinner and my dinner date. (Japanese delivery and someone’s still on the bus.) While the prospect of a good night’s sleep is actually something I look forward to, there’s a sense of dread about unwanted visitors in my dream. But it’s the weekend. And maybe I’ll be too tired to even dream or remember it when I do.