Friday, 1 April 2005

Isn't it funny how different things in our lives can seem connected in unexpected ways? Like hearing a song you've listened to and loved for years; and suddenly you think how it could be the song of a character in a book or film you've read/watched a dozen times... I love it when I see new layers of familiar things and it only makes them more special to me. There's no point giving examples because these things only make sense in my mind, my senses that put them together.

But, oh! my thoughts make so much more sense when I think them than when I try to put them into words. An eternal shortcoming. Sometimes I wonder how I can be a poet at all when I have such trouble verbalising in everyday life. Admittedly I haven't written anything in a long time. It makes it seem so much more of a gift when I can snatch some lucid thoughts out of the air and make them into poetic phrases. The ability is hidden in me somewhere.

It's not bothering me currently that the muses have put me aside; I have a wonderful new activity to keep me occupied. You've seen some photos; now let me say how much I am loving jewellery-craft. Unfortunately I'm spending far too much money on it, but hopefully I'll be able to sell enough of what I make to be able to keep creating. It's so good having a creative outlet again! I've been beading, twisting, crimping, etc. for weeks now, but every now and then I sit back and think - wow! I love what I'm doing! I have a marvellous hobby.

What I have to be careful of is staying within the same moulds all the time... I need to branch out, to try new things. I'm sure there's an almost infinite range of jewellery I could make once I gather the necessary skills and supplies. I find some inspiration from seeing what jewellery other folks wear... although I wholeheartedly try to avoid what's trendy. I might make one or two 'floating necklaces' to sell if people want them - they're easy after all - but I please myself most of the time. What else could I do? I don't want to pander to trendy people, I want to provide different jewellery.

I've taken the clearest photos I can manage and I'm going to upload them to my website and have a gallery. It can function as a kind of portfolio for my work, and perhaps someday soon it will be the gallery for an online shop. Wooooo.

~ posted by Anna @ 8:27 PM