Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In Just 3 Weeks

Oh, don't mind me... I am just doing my usual FREAKING out. I finally stopped and looked at a calendar this morning. The Fine Craft Show... that big art show I have been telling you about... the one I was interviewed by Rochester magazine for... the one that highlights only 40 artists... the one I will be doing a demonstration at... yeah, that one. IT IS ONLY THREE WEEKS AWAY!!

Where the hell has the time gone? I told myself when I had to cancel The Clothesline Arts Festival back in September that I would spend all of October (and then some) getting ready for this extra special show. And here it is October 15th... and I haven't made anything yet?!?

Okay, okay, okay... granted I spent September writing 12 tutorial/articles for new books out next summer... and I successfully negotiated a book deal... and the kids had to get in the back-to-school swing of things... and we took down giant trees... and redid the electric in the studio. I was a busy lady. But in my perfectionist head, I feel like I am making excuses, and that the internet is a huge time sink. If I could just turn the computer off more often and WORK MORE, I would be more prepared. Right?

Time to really get down to business. Some major creating has to get done around here. That means... more pictures, less chatting. (Some how I doubt the less chatting is really gonna happen.) Yesterday, I torched for two hours and made all of 6 beads... that can't happen anymore! I need to get back to basics, find me beady groove, and make cool new things. I have design ideas, but I think I have a few too many so they have caused a bit of a "bottle neck" syndrome. It is time to make a list, organize thoughts, and tick them off one-by-one. I am putting extra pressure on myself for this show. Everyone I talk to goes on and on about the high caliber of work that is shown at this event. I don't want to embarrass myself!

Here is what I would LOVE to hear from you wonderful bloggy readers... finish this sentence: "Kerry, I would love to see you make another..." I find a lot of inspiration comes from refreshing old designs. So, tell me about a favorite of mine that you have. It will more then likely spark some ideas of how I can make it again in a new and improved way. Or maybe you remember me mentioning an idea or something that I didn't finish and you think I should go back to work on it.

You get the idea... help me be inspired!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Playground bracelets and necklaces Mix it up with silver and cord. You did one last week that was so cool. Pam

Jennifer said...

Ok Kerry...take a deep breath, get some chocolate and sit down at your torch. You are a very creative girl and I know the ideas will flow if you just let them. As far as ideas...hmmm...well I, for one, loved the Frivolous necklace you made not too long ago. I loved all the dangly things and the wire fringe! That's my vote :)

Happy creating!!! (and try not to stress too much, it will all work out)
Jennifer

Holly said...

Kerry, I would like to see you make more Playgrounds. I would also like to see you make more transparent hollows. I would like to see you add transparent hollows to the Playground bracelets.

There, I said it.

I also liked the quilting inspired tiles that you made that one time. Make more please- they would be very interesting in simple designs.

Shannon said...

Kerry, I would love to see you make another...
set of beads inspired by the great fabric you always find!

Anne said...

I'd love to see another set of flings. Quick, easy, funky, and a low price point. And BTW I love the Amy Butler fabric for the chairs!

Laura said...

Kerry, I would love to see you make another ... 'Don't Do The Dishes' necklace. You know - the hollow beads all in a cluster on a silver choker? Fab!

rosebud101 said...

I vote for playground necklaces and bracelets, too! I love the bright colors! Those are treasures waiting to happen.

Anonymous said...

kerry, your 'snagged' bracelets are some of my favorite. don't you just hate it when you have a deadline and the creative juices just don't want to participate? it will happen when you least expect it. kind regards, lisa d., portland, oregon

grandmacarnes said...

I like it when you just create. No discs, no cone shaped beads, you just play, evident in the cosmic colors, the nuggets that were all made in 2007. You just played around, and had some fun. I dunno, it looks to me like you have a whole lot of bottled creativity, I wanna see it!!!!........not that your stuff isn't creative, I dont' know how to tell you what i want, but I want to see that come out more.

CreekHiker said...

I'm with the playgrounders! The color combo I'm loving these days is topaz, amethyst and olive. Sometimes a new color combo can light the fire.

Hope you got the email I sent on materials...