Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Downed Tools

I've noticed something. Something I've neglected. Or avoided. Jewellery. Maybe because I'm avoiding it in my personal life at the moment - which for a jeweller is probably. No. Definitely a bad thing, but I also seem to be avoiding talking about it in the blogosphere.

I'm still in the zero-confidence-about-my-work stage and the worst thing I can do is actually not be making. But the idea of sitting in the shed, either making substandard pieces or nothing at all, procrastinating by reorganising my tools again makes me feel even more depressed about it.

On my birthday, I sat writing myself briefs so I could try and design again. I was very happy doing that. I had gone through all my jewellery books looking at all the techniques, materials and styles I like to create an 'ingredients' list. So now I have 4 or 5 briefs, which for the last week I've been refusing to look at. Amazing how much time you can procrastinate away making paper mache beehives for work. I'm just a bit blah at the moment.

Anyway, I have a backlog of things to blog about and I'll try and get all of them out by weeks end and then I'm going to try a week of jewellery posts, since this is supposed to be a blog about jewellery and other designs. It's about time I actually focus on something I know about.
Listening: The Streets - It was Supposed To Be So Easy

1 comment:

Ali said...

Maybe you should take on a couple of other projects and really fill up your time so that you don't have time to make, then you'll realise again how good you are and be struck with inspiration? I always find I have more writing ideas when I don't have time to focus on them properly...

All of your jewellery I've seen is ace. I hope you know you have some proper mad skillz, and a really individual style. The block will pass and in the meantime you shouldn't get upset with yourself over it! xx

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