My creative muse/mojo.
Gotta say, I'm getting a bit tired of her disappearing on me.
I have tried to make my first bezel setting for a faceted gemstone, it's sitting in the pickle right now and if it works out, it'll be a miracle. I've got some earrings in the pickle too, they've been sitting on my bench for some time now.
As I wrote in my last blog, the weather has been 'bench' friendly lately. So this afternoon, I thought I would take advantage of it and see what I can do...but I'm just not feeling it. And when I don't feel it, negativity starts to creep in....thoughts like 'oh no, am I just not into this anymore??' - 'my designs suck and I'm not advancing enough'.
None of those kind of thoughts help.
But how do you stop them creeping in??
I'm wondering if a batch of nice new stones would help some. I haven't bought any cabs in a while now and I'm a bit sick of looking at my old ones lol.
Probably should be at the bench more.
I wonder if trolling the internet for inspiration will perk up the creative juices....or will it just hinder me?
There has been something on my mind the past couple of weeks too that isn't helping, but I can't really do anything about that right now.
Does this happen to you often?
What do you do to combat it?
I've walked away from the bench for now. Let the things in the pickle sit a while and I'll get them out and take it from there. Maybe finishing a simple piece will help some. I don't know.
Maybe I'm forcing myself to be something I'm not....