Friday, September 29, 2017
I can't finish American Dreams............
Sometimes my jewelry is more about how I feel, and sometimes it's about how it makes me feel to make it. Something like this just feels good to make... and I know the gal that bought it loved it. I love when someone buys a piece and has to wear it out of the booth they are so excited!
And the times when it's about how I feel, that I need to express what's inside me.. they of course take longer. I've been struggling with just such a piece. I'm calling it "American Dreams" .
I want to try to express both the current crap we are all in, but yet express hope from the future. In some stories of Pandora, hope is a butterfly... maybe it needs that. I just don't have the right mix yet to say what I'm trying to say.... that America will survive this and someday will actually be better. I guess I'm having a hard time believing it myself, so that makes it hard for me to hold on to the optimism I want to have.
It's gonna be a long long long 4 years........... I think I'll go play with chainmail now.