Thursday, September 6, 2012

It Happens Sometimes

It happens sometimes, when the creative well goes dry. It feels like you're standing at the bottom, feet barely damp, inner voice echoing up and you wonder what happened. I look though my boxes of numerous stones and nothing seems to make sense to me. I love setting stones, I usually don't have enough hands but I looked at them and they were silent, so instead of trying to squeeze water from those stones I did something else.

Naturally I hiked......


I visited a museum...


rich with history and a traveling show from the Smithsonian, photographs of the Grand Canyon, it was like a vacation.


I went antique shopping and was wishing these fit, I would love to wear them to work!



Creepy and skinny, can you imagine lacing them.


I could however imagine lacing these babies, too big :(



I dined with friends and went back home to new and delicious ideas and I've been working ever since.......pheufffff!


I've been making and fitting and soldering and sanding and filing, soon I will have 2 pendants and 6 new rings. I hope life is treating you well and your well is full. I'm sure many of you are cramming five days of work into four.....oh boy it's almost Friday!

xoxo Ro

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  1. 6 new rings!!! looks like you have been doing the right things xo

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    1. YES 6 yay!!! WHAT a relief :)

      The right thing is to back out of the door!

      xoxo

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  2. Awesome ways to refill the well, Ro. (Hahaha! I can TOTALLY see you wearing those ruby slippers to work!)

    And oohh wheee, I love the labradorescence shimmering from your bench!

    Happy smithing!

    xxx

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    1. I would you know, wear ruby slippers to work, click, click, 3 clicks!

      meeee too thrilling flash.

      Thank you :) :)

      xo

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    2. I know you would! And I'd be grinning like a loon at the mere thought. (I think I would too...except they'd have to be raven black. Then again, I do have a pair of leather sandals with sunflowers. Does that count???)

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  3. In my experience, you just can't force inspiration. Glad you are happily back at your bench creating!!!

    Cool roller skates. Reminds me of the roller rinks of my youth! :) xoxoxo

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    1. No you can't force it luckily these glitches are sparse and short lived, it's best to fess up, I know everybody has them.

      Oh I wish they fit, I love roller skating, I am not good on rollerblades, it's too hilly here and hard to stop :) I used to skate with Bryce, I think that fad died, I took to his razor scooter, that was easy.

      xoxo P bird

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  4. Hey, I have an Ott light just like that!! Mine is for cross stitch though. I have another fancy light with a magnifier for the bead table. I have, let's see, I think they are called "mature eyes" and even the old bifocals don't always work for the tiny stuff.

    I admire your work and I love your hike pictures. I especially like the bands on the rings you make. Glad your creativity got the boost it needed.

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    1. I think it's the best of the otts, I have three, a magnifier could be good, I bet it's great for beading.

      Thank you, I'm a coffee freak too!

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  5. Fantastic...that happens to me, too. It's important to live...I find.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  6. I'm with you about visiting museums for inspiration.
    The quietness too sometimes makes them feel almost holy. When we lived in Santa Barbara I'd go to the Natural History Museum almost every other week, its small and cool and kind of dark... and has the Native American crafts and then there is that button you press to make the tail of the rattlesnake move and rattle!

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    1. I agree , I whisper just like in a church, we must remember to go often.

      Oh I just love the imagery Julie, we went to the little one in Lone Pine for the umpteenth time. I'm so in love with the Paiute basket collection they have. My girlfriend told me they had a tiny diorama of a mountain range and when you turn the crank a bighorn leaps over the top.....I think it must have gotten broken I wanted to try it out but I didn't see it. The rattlesnake sounds wonderful!

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  7. NOTHING beats inspiration more that a museum tour...well, with the exception of a nature hike, but sometimes you need a break from that, especially when its as hot as its been.
    I love the coolness of a museum, the shiny floors and the hush hush wonder of it all!
    xoxoxo

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    1. I love em too. The photos of the canyon were lovely and we were the only ones looking at them, we still whispered.

      It was fun, a good weekend..

      I'm glad the mornings are cool.

      xoxo

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  8. Museums are great for recharging, sounds like a good exhibit. Oh, I used to love roller skating! Haven't done it in ages, I could never get the hang of roller blades either.
    6 rings and 2 pendants? Wow, can't wait to see them :)
    Yay for almost Friday!

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  9. I always roller skated, me and a bunch of friends skated every day after work, I need skates, you need some too! I never liked inline skates they make you stand funny awkward, too fast, impossible to stop unless the street is clear and you can slalom.

    This short week still feels long.....

    almost finished, made big strides today YAY!!! YipYIP!

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  10. I love you, Ro, whether you are hiking, museuming (made up a new word), coveting ruby red slippers, taking baby steps, or making big strides!

    Have been bedside at the hospital with my dad who has had an emergency appendectomy (Wed. pm) at age 80 (almost 81). Seems to me he had earned the right to keep that appendix after all of those decades, but NO! :-). The patient is doing amazingly well, and gets to go home today...w.o.n.d.e.r.f.u.l!

    {{Phew! I think it's been a long week too!!♥}}

    xxxooo
    P.S. Can't wait to see what those talented hands have lovingly created..... :)

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  11. Oh my goodness, I feel for your dad, I agree some things you just earn by age 81!

    Bryce waited til we finished our dinner party with friends to let us know he probably needed his appendix out, seriously.......web md! We took him to emergency and the dr. fiddled around and around til I finally told him, he thinks he needs his appendix out. Bryce shot me a dirty look, then they made him swallow the gross liquid and he was off to get them out, I know dr.'s don't like that but it was the same with whooping cough, after the third visit, I suggested to the dr.....well I heard on NPR...he never believed me, we all got it, then we got a letter from the school when we were all better, yup it was! :)

    Poor Daddyo good thing he has such a wonderful daughter bird. When's that wedding? I hope he can go .....

    xoxo

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    1. Hi there again! Thanks for your compassion re: my dad :). He is doing just great ....is home (yay! ) and in a super mood. The wedding isn't until the 22nd so he has some time!

      XO

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  12. Oh good, got to have the family in one piece, with or without minor parts, good thing it didn't rupture! So glad he's back home.

    22 lucky number for a couple :)

    xo

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