I know it's actually July and we are fast approaching the 4th. A time for big celebrations including parades, cookouts and fireworks here in the U.S. I'm preparing to host a 4th of July party at my home this weekend. Which means time to clean up the studio space (because it is in a central location in my home and in much need of cleaning up), the house and lots of planning. This leads to me to a point I've been struggling with recently, balance. Nothing new in the world of working women. I am struggling with balancing my life with work and time to get it all done. *big sigh*
I recently found that I hit a wall. The first half of 2014 has been good to me professionally. Lots of great opportunities came my way for which I'm extremely grateful. What I've found is being the creator, sales person, photographer, computer expert, internet guru, writer, the manager of all things in my home .... and the list goes on... wore me out. At a point in late May I realized I was exhausted and my creativity plummetted. I simply ran out steam. Before I knew it I was busy with end of the school year activities for my son and June flashed by like a blink of the eye.
On top of that I've been in an odd place in my personal life. Death and loss has been a sad and strange constant this year. Earlier this year I unexpectedly lost a neice, an old friend lost his mother, my aunt passed and my best friend's father just recently passed unexpectedly. I'm in my 40's and all this loss has brought up all sorts of emotions for me. That's a topic for another day if I ever decide to write about it but needless to say it has put me in a contemplative mood which doesn't lend itself well toward creativity. It's my plan that after July 4th I'll settle into a summer work schedule and I look forward to getting my mojo back.
I did manage to find a wee bit of inspiration.
If you see a piece you'd love to own just let me know. I can pop into Rollstone and see if it's still available.
As always thanks for visiting with me. I have a question for you. I've been thinking about offering silver components in addition to copper. I'd like to know what you think about that, do you prefer to design with silver or copper?