My jewelry making journey involves getting around a bunch of obstacles.
Look, I gotta take a picture with a rubber chicken and this sign just to get started. That's the first obstacle.
But....I mean it: you gotta take time for your dream!
My biggest obstacle is that I care for my dear mother full-time....and she has dementia.
Like today, I said, "Mom! Here's all the stuff to make a sandwich. Do you think you could make yourself a sandwich?"
"Sure Donna! I'd be happy to!" was her sunny reply.
SO....I checked back two minutes later to see how she was doing with that. "Hey, Mom....did you make your sandwich?"
She said....."I dunno. Did I eat?"
And there ya go.
It's okay, she is happy and content, I am not complaining. Job well done, in fact! But....an OBSTACLE, nonetheless.
A girl has gotta have a little happiness, and I decided on mine. JEWELRY MAKING!
Yeah, I know, you're not stupid. This is the B'sue Boutiques workshop. Who am I kidding?
Well....SOMEBODY had to take my picture.....
And THERE she is. Herself, in the mirror. I was fine with the photo shoot until she said, "Work it, baby!"
ANYWAY....back to the dream. Obviously, I need my own workshop!
Well. I've been working on it for a MONTH. I've moved three times to three different areas of the house. Just like a cat getting ready to dump a load of kittens! (That's farm talk, I live on a farm. That is why I have this farm necklace on. My friend, Mary Reckmeyer, made it for me. It's actually a picture of my barn!)
And this is STILL not my workshop! Hey, it takes TIME to build up an inventory of good stuff to work with. And that's the fun part!
In my next post, I'll have a bunch of good photos of it. It's just perfect for me.
In parting today, dear friends:
I just want to say, no matter what obstacles you have going on at your place, take some time for yourself. I am soooo serious about this. I joined the BALC class, I got a camera, I'm learning to use Photoshop and pretty soon this blog is gonna look great, too. I'm having Lynda O'Mara of Lomara Design fix it up to reflect everything JewelryDonna.
I feel afraid sometimes, but you just keep moving and you work through it. I WILL do this....and I'm gonna love using this blog.
I'll also love using these Spectra Beads B'sue said she would give me some to play with....you know her, she gives away stuff. I'm going out to grab a bag for myself, I'm planning my spring earring designs. They add such a pop of color!