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A Question…
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Today, I’d much rather be spending time in my art workroom, making or painting something. I need to get this blog up, and then I need to turn my attention back to the book I have to revise. But I don’t want to do those things. Am I five?

Sometimes, the writing doesn’t give me that quick fix of approval I crave. A lovely review of something I wrote months and months ago, doesn’t quite fill that needy core. And I am needy. Which kind of surprises me, because folks who know me, think I’m one of the strongest people they know. And smart. I can do anything I put my mind to doing. Sometimes, however, I don’t make the smart choice.

Guess that makes me human.

So, help me blow off my responsibilities. What do you think of these two little bracelets? Do they need more of a stack? I love the non-precious stone makeup of them. It’s natural, clean. Riverstone and Crazy Horse jasper. I made another bracelet last night of a slightly yellower beige stone, grain stone, with pretty blingy distressed beads to go with it. Now I want to make another and another. Does it need another color? Something to make it pop a bit? I have some blue goldstone–think polished navy cubes with the glimmer of little sparks of gold–I thought I might make something with that, mix it up with some smaller cream riverstone. I don’t want everything the same size or even the same shape. Other than navy, what other colors would you recommend?

How about a question you might feel more comfortable answering? Is there an art (painting, pottery, jewelry making, sculpture) that you would like to try? What’s holding you back?


8 comments to “A Question…”

  1. Pat Freely
    · July 23rd, 2013 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Blue goldstone would really be an outstanding addition to the stack and make them pop. I want to start making jewelry in this style. I just don’t have room for anything else in my room right now.

  2. ELF
    · July 23rd, 2013 at 1:11 pm · Link

    I tend to like brighter colors so I would vote for gold and blue accents but that is just me! I would love to learn how to paint but not only do I not really want to get into the expense involved but I don’t really have a room I could set up for it.

  3. ronnie cornett
    · July 23rd, 2013 at 1:14 pm · Link

    I used to make glass fused jewelry and pots …would like to go back to it ❗

  4. Gemma Juliana
    · July 23rd, 2013 at 1:46 pm · Link

    I’d love one more strand of the red (jasper?) stones but without the cross up top so the silver critter looks sandwiched between two matching rows of the deep earthy red. It’s beautiful! So therapeutic, too! We are in the hand-crafted jewelry biz amongst other things and it is such a great creative avenue as well as shifting gears and absorbing the healing earth energies.

  5. denise
    · July 23rd, 2013 at 4:19 pm · Link

    I think they look great , .. If you want to dress it up I would use some of the blue … 😀

  6. Laura Bowles
    · July 24th, 2013 at 3:19 am · Link

    I love all the jewelry you make. The bracelets in the picture look fabulous. I actually have no desire for art but I would like to figure out how to write like you and others.

  7. Lisa J
    · July 24th, 2013 at 5:34 am · Link

    I wish I could draw or paint, but it’s not to be for me. Years ago I was into ceramics and I loved it, but I can’t find a place around here that still fires greenware.

    The bracelets are great just as they are.

  8. flchen1
    · July 24th, 2013 at 11:25 am · Link

    Your jewelry is gorgeous, Delilah–I love that you have so many outlets for your creativity!! As for my crafty instincts? I’m always intrigued by new arts, but I haven’t even been making time for the ones I know… I do find yarn crafts pretty relaxing–might try to get back to crocheting more frequently!

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