Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Creative Block

I used to scoff at people who said that they had "writer's block" or that couldn't come up with an inspiration in their heads for a painting, or a photograph idea.

I used to scoff at those people, until I started seriously designing jewelry for Spun Sugar.  I have found so many things that hamper my creativity.

A disorganized workspace
New beads that haven't been put into a proper container
Unfiled supply receipts
Unsorted bead mixes

But the thing that I have found that most seriously stands in the way of my ability to create is other people's drama.  Whether it's family issues (of which there are too many to list here, it could encompass days upon days upon days of writing) or an argument with a friend, or whatever, until that is settled at least enough where I feel like I can breathe, then I can kiss being able to create new designs goodbye.

However, recently, I've started turning on the radio and going to my office (which is upstairs in our house, a nice little "nook" where I can think) and starting to create.  I've finally started to see my office as my sanctuary from the world.  I usually use that time as well to talk to either my mom (who is without a doubt my very very very best friend in the world) or my best friend, Tonya (who is many times my lifeline). 

So now Spun Sugar's become not only my creative outlet, but my own personal brand of "therapy," for a lack of a better way to put it.

I love what I do.  I love creating beautiful jewelry.  I enjoy every second of this process, and I look forward to many more years of beautiful designs.

I think after a while, I had to stop letting everyone else affect my life so much.  Only those who bring joy to my life are worth having in it.

I hope you all have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another day another bead

Yesterday was insane!  Woke up to find that my mom had locked her keys in her car, so I scooped Matthew (my 4 year old son) up and we went to her house to get her spare keys to take them to her at work.  After having a great lunch with her, we came back home, and as badly as I was dreading it at first, once I got upstairs, the creations started rolling.  I finally got to work on the feather earrings that have been haunting my sleep for the last week.  I think they turned out pretty good.

My first craft fair is coming up this weekend, and I am nervous!  Bad nervous!

I hope everyone likes my jewelry.  Have always had a problem with feeling just a tad bit inadequate when it comes to my creativity, but now I think I'm starting to hit my stride.

God bless you all today and every day!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hello Everyone!

I was encouraged to start a blog by my best friend, Tonya Smith.  So, I thought this might be a good place to express the small victories, disappointments, funny anecdotes, etc of this little journey I call Spun Sugar Beadworks.

It's a labor of love, a true labor of love.  I love creating beautiful jewelry, and I hope to one day turn it into something that I can do from now on.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, I promise it won't be a boring one! :)

I pray God blesses each of you richly!