Do you find it hard to carve out enough time for creativity? I'm in that struggle at the moment. Having started a new piece this weekend I am am anxious to try a few different ideas I have for a bail. I want to change it up, perhaps use some St Petersburg chain, or maybe a rectangular bail done with embellished peyote. I have a vision but I'm not entirely sure where the beads will lead me when I have a few moments to sit with them.
It's a constant dilemma when running one's own small business. There are things that need doing, and what I want to do today, all day is bead. Can I? Perhaps if I work hard and fast getting through all the various tasks like shipping off samples, emailing supply lists, filing sales tax reports.
I know many of you either run your own business or leave your house several days a week to earn a living. How do you manage your creative time?
I'm not complaining, I did manage several hours of beading over the holiday weekend. It seems holidays and vacations are my hotbed of creativity. I sat down with an amulet purse for a round robin I'm particpating in. The beaded amulet was provided by Nancy Dale and embellished by Laura Zeiner and my job was to add fringe. I had a plan, a solid one I thought, until I didn't like how it looked......and I did something entirely different, and I might add that I love it. And I can't show you.....but I did crop out this part of the photo for you.
I think the light and level of detail on this little group of beads is amazing. I'm more and more pleased every day with the results I am getting in my little photo booth.
I'm having a grand time with the round robin. First I made my amulet to send off, then I received Laura's to embellish. Working on someone else's piece seems to me a huge responsibility and I want to do my best work. Fortunately Laura's purse provided plenty of opportunity for embellishment, (I used crystal, are you surprised?). On Nancy's my job was fringe and I had fun with it and was really pleased with the result. I'll receive one more to add a necklace to, and then I will get my amulet back with the work of three other people added to it. It's been a really fun process.