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Managing Time

One thing I have found during the last 10 months is I have trouble managing my time like I have in the past. Seems like distractions and life run all over the schedules I make. I sometimes wonder if I'm like the little dog in UP and get the squirrel distraction.
For what ever the reasons this blog has drifted off into my Scarlet area of "I'll deal with it tomorrow. "

With my first show of the year just a few weeks out I'd normally be in full swing of creating new pieces for the show. I have only started creating again a few months back and seem to be getting into the flow of working at my bench once again, thou now as regular as I did in the past.  Here are a few of the recent items.


 This brass butterfly was given a rusted look with alcohol inks. 

An old sewing machine bulb, the end of a fork
and some wings created this pendant

The focal element of this necklace is from a vintage bracelet

Then one day I decided to get out the poly clay again. 
I've not done anything with clay in a long time. 
These are the raw shapes after baking. 
 

Here is one of my hearts after adding 3 colors of
Gilders past. 

This pendant (see in raw clay image) has copper foil, 
2 colors of gilders past and a clear coat finish. 
Then a copper metal base was cut, hammered and
given a little touch of flame for a nice patina. 


Another clay component with foil, and guilders past. 

This pendant started life as a bezel and the clay
was formed into the metal shaped.
A 3 color patina was added and then clear coated. 

I wanted to do several small delicate necklaces - not my normal. 
3 pearl "peas" in a pod

  Small stone in metal frame

 Treated myself with a new saw (black handle).
I will use them both but the older one
just didn't have a deep enough work area. 

So hopefully my time management will improve and
things at the bench, sewing machine and in the sketch book
will get back on a normal track. 

Time seems to drift by either too quickly or too slow. Making the best use of it is a challenge. Life changes and we adjust - just not as quickly as I'd like. 

Comments

Gene Black said…
It is fun to see your work. I love playing with Poly Clay - so I especially enjoyed seeing that.
I really love your butterflies. I just finished a butterfly pillow so I guess I have them on my mind.
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