Here's some earrings. They have stuff. And you know...feathers. Yeah. You may have noticed it's been a while since I blogged. I'm doing fine, physically. Still a little way to go, but getting there. Mentally? Emotionally? Drained. Exhausted. At the end of my tether. Hence the lack of blogging- every time I try it ends up being a big ol' therapy post, which I don't want. (This one is disguised as a shop update.) Turns out being in a near fatal car accident, losing your mother and having to have your 15 year old cat put down all in under 6 months can really take it out of a girl! But I don't want to end up being one of those blogs that's all introspective and listless. Don't mind me, I have a pathalogical Britishness that forbids me to focus on my own problems and see them as legitimate.
Here's some more earrings- someone bought these before the accident- I only just remembered they never paid up, so I relisted them. I like 'em. But looking at them now, I honestly am surprised at how creative they are. I don't currently feel I have that much creativity in me. everything i make lately gets taken apart again, it doesn't work. I've forgotten how to make jewelry.
Hey look- earrings! So weird that fanci and I both started getting into gold embellishment at the same time without telling each other, only I haven't listed any of mine till now. All the jewelry in this post has only just been listed, but it's all old- most of it was made before the 'big bang'.
On top of dealing with everything mentioned above, I have to move house in a month - the lease ends here and I can't afford to live here on my own (and don't want to) so any energy I have for life gets pumped into that. Where I'm moving to is so compellingly restful and lovely (more about that in another post) but cleaning out the house, having to sort out my mother's things and paring down my own possessions leaves little time or energy to make things, let alone something rewarding. I have been thinking about art though- a lot. Constantly. I'm having both new and reunited-with ideas, plans for large, messy things that you do not wear. Jewelry has been a love/hate battle for me for a long time now, I finally feel I'm ready to try something else. Not give up jewelry exactly (I've tried that before, never works!) but to put it aside and do... something that requires a drop cloth.
So there you have it. A miserable post (albiet with pretty pictures) that had to happen so I could break the ice with my blogging burn out. But as the sun leaves the sky each day and the dementors are free to roam, I do not dwell on the past. I find my thoughts turning always to the future. Never anxious, never grieving. My future is so bright, wearing shades would be ludicrously ineffective. We might need radiation sheilds here, kids.