June and July were show months. Five shows in as many weeks (three out of town), and I’m ready for a short break. My next show will be a small local one (hosted by our arts council) in August, and then sometime in the month of August, I’ll become a grandmother for the first time. 🙂 We’re VERY excited for this event, and I can’t wait to see my daughter next weekend!!
While mowing this morning, I decided what I’ve been missing over the last few months (and maybe even the first half of the year) is that creative spark. I’ve seen glimmers, but got stuck in doing “production” pieces in preparation for all those shows…basic chain bracelets in various metals and basic earring sets. They’re very popular at shows, but not so much for my artistic development.
So for the remainder of July, I’m declaring myself “production-free”. Of course, if someone orders a basic item that I need to make up for them, I’ll be all over it. But in the meantime, I’m going to use the next couple of weeks to create some (I hope!) fabulous one-of-a-kind pieces that will help me grow and push me to another level.
Let’s see what the rest of this hot July brings, shall we?