I have always found that the best way out of a creative slump is to teach myself something new.
As of late I have been dealing with some health issues and that has put a strain on my energy and creativity. I don’t have much control over the health stuff it is in my Dr’s hands but I do have control over my creative mind. I have decided to pull up my big girl panties and take control of what I can and get on with it……..
My friend Moe can tell you I am not much of a wire worker. For some reason I find it a little intimidating so I force myself to incorporate wire wrapping into some of my projects. My skills are very basic but every time I master a new wire skill I feel happy and it sparks my creativity.
Yesterday I was determined to make a basic wire wrapped ring; and guess what it wasn’t as hard as it looked….
Here is my first one………..
not bad for a first try and it is surprisingly comfortable and fits perfectly. So I tried another……
There it is on my hobbit hand; the wrap is much neater and it fits great too. Now that I have the basics down it is tine to start adding some creative flair to the basics.
I do a 10 day craft show every fall and I think it would be great fun for the people to pick their own bead and watch while I make their ring for them on the spot. I have until October to perfect my skill set for it and come up with some pretty designs. I have ordered some more wire and will get to practicing when it arrives.
I felt much better after playing around with the wire and felt a little of my spark come back……….yeeehaaaa!