Monday, May 21, 2012

The Spirit Is Willing . . . .

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41
Yeah, that's right - a quote from the Bible on my page. I read that this quote actually pertained to high goals set by one's self or, in the Biblical sense, high morals and often the inability to live up to said goals or morals. I'll go with goals. I set so many for myself that at times I get a bit overwhelmed.  I'm in that place right now -- too many irons in the fire. You know what I'm talking about - for every two steps taken toward that goal the backslide is at least one step if not more. Then frustration sets in, the flesh falters, and everything goes down the hole.

So today, I'm going into the studio looking for that one thing to create that will give me some sense of having attained a lofty goal. I've got a bracelet started for the child but it's a multiple day project. Scratch that off today's list. I've got owls to hang - about 36 of them. That might work. Oh wait a minute - there are two pair of custom earrings for my BFF. Yeah! That will work. I can crank those babies out in no time. Yippee!

But then what?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Betcha Can't Make Just One!

Sunday! Details? Look here.

In the meantime, I am furiously beading a new sample for one of my beloved pieces. My biggest obstacle is a hand injury sustained last week. It's bothersome but it will heal eventually. Oddly enough my doctor told me that beading and typing (not a lot of either, mind you) will actually be good for the hand. So, I have been beading this morning and now I have typed and now I must rest the hand. I would love to you see Austin-area beadlings in the local bead store this weekend.We have been having a lot of fun during class and I have seen some wonderful results from my students (you know who you are!). If not, then bead on!