Time Flies: But what are you going to do about it?

Time flies so fast, that it’s sometimes hard to keep up!

Doesn’t it feel like the older you get, the faster it flies? As a student, do you remember how long the school year was, then how anxious you were to get to the summer vacation part?

I would like to slow it down a little, so that I can get even half of what’s rolling around in my brain, done! But isn’t that always the case? Work, and the hard, or uncomfortable activities, do take precedence, while the fun, creative stuff seems to be shoved into little bites of available time. Sigh!

I wonder if there are ways to slow down time? If I schedule my time tightly, I seem to get more done, but I find that I’m less creative. When time flies, is it easier to come up with the big ideas? I’m no psychologist, but it does seem that way to me.  So, what are we going to do about it?

I’ve started jotting notes into a couple of journals. One for random thoughts, sketches, and intuitive, out-of-the-box ideas (related to jewelry items), then the other for Quick Cure Clay. I’m not sure that it’s preventing the “time flies” syndrome, but it’s certainly focusing me, and keeping me out of the quagmire!

Am I enjoying this? Sort of, yet there must be more to it!  I recently purchased a book called “Sketchbook Explorations: For Mixed-Media and Textile Artists”, by Shelley Rhodes! I’m in absolute heaven!!! Not only does she explain her motivation, and supplies (including some unique ones), but she also includes tons of photos! There is some traditional work in there, but I’m more interested in the unique ways, she shows you, to sketch on the go! How about a thin roll of watercolour paper, to take on a walk with you?  Now that’s a juicy way to journal! I think that I’m going to try it!!

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Look at those yummy tags!

She also uses tags, and that’s something that I definitely know about, as I’ve been collaging, then stitching small ones for my #100dayproject. The project is over, and I’m only about half way through. Something tells me that I “bit off more than I could chew”, and I’ll probably need to abandon the project, before I make it to the end. Besides, I’m going to run out of the No. 1 tags, and my supplier is no longer carrying it in smaller packages.

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But who says you can only use Shelley’s ideas for mixed media, and textiles? How about using it for your jewelery?

Time flies, but now it’s time to talk about something else!! Did I show you my latest amulet pouch last week? I’m too lazy to check back, but I did take another photo, so here it is! One more pouch, and I’ll work up a class! Dwyn helped me pick out the gemstone chain, and she was absolutely correct!!!

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I still haven’t started my July, 2019 Bead Journal Project spool, but did I ever actually commit to making it in July? LOL! The colour is blue, the background is felt, and I think that I have a theme in mind. However, I’ve had too many other obligations, and then there’s the fact that I haven’t had the time!! I want to include a few bezelled cabochons in this one, and will even consider adding a few pieces of vintage jewelery.

I’m still messing around with Quick Cure Clay, but not ready to offer a class! More practice this weekend, then I should be on the road to success! There are so many ways I could go with this stuff, that it’s making it hard to come up with a firm plan! More work on it this weekend!

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Resin, and Tassel Necklace classes are posted on the schedule for August, and then that’s it for summer!!! Do you believe that there’s only one more month, before the kids go back to school? That’s because time flies!!

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