Working, learning, planning, planting, socializing, vacationing, etc. makes for a typically busy time when the weather turns warm & the spring/summer season is upon us. At any other place & time it would be “business as usual”.
This year, as this unique situation presented itself, we have all been forced to resort to a reckless abandon of sorts, I know I have been. Spending time alone for someone like me is not a bad thing; I actually need lots of quiet, creative time. However, under these unprecendented circumstances I really needed something to distract me, inspire me, motivate me - just take me away, even if just for a short time.
This photo is evidence of my frenzied participation in a virtual creative workshop delivered by a dear friend & mentor Brenda Sue Lansdowne, Owner of B'Sue Boutiques who is a valued online resource for vintage & reproduction components & a wonderfully generous teacher of all things jewelry.
At any other time I most likely would not have entertained the idea to engage with this workshop. But in quarantine it was just what the doctor ordered! As a result of this 3-day workshop I created upwards of 18 (yes!-18) new original, one of a kind, finished jewelry designs. Stay tuned - they will be coming to my online store soon. (In the meantime you can get a look-see at other What's New jewelry just listed here.)
Going in I honestly didn’t have high expectations for myself; I knew I needed a distraction but wasn’t sure what, if anything would develop from it. This outcome totally blew me away!
From this experience & these uncertain times I will try to remember to expect the unexpected, embrace offerings & opportunities as they present themselves, lean on providence, let go, seek an adventure & welcome growth to emerge.
With timeless jewelry that’s always in fashion -