Wednesday, 11 April 2012

On having things in progress

I like having things in progress. Although, also, I like finishing things. This invariably creates a tension which I'm not very good at resolving.

This is what I have got in progress at the moment.

1. I am making a pair of funky, dangly earrings using brass, green, turquoise and those cool two-tone glass beads which I seem to be slightly obsessed with at the moment.

2. I am designing an asymmetric necklace with a sort of stoney, organic, irregular feel. This is taking a while because the design is more challenging than most of the ones I've made before. I keep trying to improve it, but I've hit a kind of block with it.

3. I am also starting to design another pair of earrings. I can't quite get them right, either. This is taking a long time, which is annoying.

4. I am tidying out the spare room. This is also taking a long time. It's like an archaelogical dig, except of course much more emotional.

5. I am cooking the potatoes.

It is good to cook the potatoes sometimes. It gives you a sense of achievement.


  1. Ha! Cleaning is often like an archeological dig for me. :)

    I don't know if this helps, but when I'm stuck on a project, I take a little break from it and come back with a fresh perspective. I've had some decent success doing this.

    -- Sarah

    1. Well! So far I've had success with numbers 1, 3 and 5.

      I think your suggestion to take a break was a good one, and I have taken a little break from #2 - but I need to do something with it soon, as it is currently taking up too much space on my bead board!