When Summer hits, I find it very hard to stay focused on jewelry. I have been having a very, very hard time making myself sit and make something. First, I hurt my hands, then I began to get fishing fever. But, even worse, I have camping fever. I have sat down to make something so many times and wasn't able. Until, that is, I made reservations for our favorite spot in the mountains. After I made the reservations, I felt wonderful and ready to jewel!!!
It wasn't like loosing the muse. I just didn't feel like making anything. It is very strange for me because I usually make something -anything- at least once a day. I almost felt like packing my things away. I just lost all interest. But, now with the promise of almost a week in the mountains, I already feel rejuvenated. It can rain all week and I won't care!!
Camping is a family tradition for me. I've camped all my life and in more states than I can remember. Something about it really works to refresh me. I love to get out in nature and enjoy all the sights and sounds. I'll be camping next to a cold mountain stream and I can't wait to be lulled asleep by it. I'll do a little hiking. I'll do a lot of relaxing with my husband. We'll bring scrabble and a hammock. I'll bring a notebook and sketch ideas. I've already started packing. :)
We leave next week. After that, we will do some more camping closer to where we live. I love Summer!
Here's a few pieces I made just after making the reservations.
|Leopardskin Jasper from Peru|
|Sonoran Sunrise with chrysocolla and cuprite. I was going for a tribal look and envision a warrior with shield and spear. This is a big, beautiful stone with an outstanding polish and cut.|