Now, that sounds dramatic! After almost buying a bookshop (in the end after several months of the business I work for being for sale half the ownership bought the other half’s share) I’m back to focusing on my art (rather than analysing rows of figures and wondering what a lot of debt might feel like). So it’s been a weird few months with not much time in my head for concentrating on the jewels. Despite that I am making new work and enjoying thinking about the next show (I’m hoping to have a small exhibition before the end of the year – it depends on how productive I am over the winter!).
Lucky me! I’ve got a week off from the bookshop, so it’s into the workshop to attend to what is on the bench. I was just looking a fellow blogger’s post about power lines and was reminded of a show I did several years ago which included a power pole . A Month in May was such a fun project – a playful experiment that still works as a springboard for ideas. It’s interesting how work resonates, often unconsciously, long after you have moved on to something new.
I’m enjoying making more than ever. It just feels right. It’s a great feeling when it all comes together, no workshop disasters (today), no making for hours on end to sit back and go “Eek! That’s awful.” (Maybe now that I need to wear glasses in the workshop my altered eyesight is flattering. Ha.)