I’m cheating a little. Since it’s the weekend, and as I have mentioned repeatedly that I have gone back to work on “the outside,” my weekends are a combination of family time, cleaning the house, the Y Basketball league, and any sort of organizing I need to get my next week in check. With that said, I am combining days 4 & 5. I am also not writing on a specific craft, but more on the process of imagination. The following photos show four projects I have been working on for awhile. Sometimes I buy “possibilities” and let them sit until I know what to do with them.
The first photo is one of those weights you would wear around your ankles while working out. I think it will make a great cuff, but I haven’t worked with leather much and can’t get it quite right. The 2nd is some material I found at Michaels for $1.99. I mean I could just wrap it around my wrist, tie it off, and call it a day, but i think it wants something grander. The third is some beads that will make a great yoga bracelet if I could figure out what material to string it on. And lastly, I have some fabric and vintage ribbon screaming for a life as a cuff.
But none of them are perfect in my mind. Sometimes you have to sit and let it evolve into what it is supposed to become. They need to speak to me more and so I am letting them take the weekend to marinate into a complete idea. I guess that’s patience, isn’t it? We want the beauty now, but sometimes we need to sit in the ugly before it becomes a treasure. So this weekend I’m waiting. You can’t rush inspiration, nor creativity.