"Life goes on, yeah". A lot is going on right now. It's an intense period for me in many different areas. So, I thought I'd share some stuff with you. Very diverse things in this post.
I am going through a period when I come up with new ideas and designs easily. I feel very inspired artistically. I play around a lot, and see what happens. A lot of the things I come up with I don't end up using. And that's just how it should be I think, when you are experimenting and trying new things. Then again, some I don't want to show yet, if I will send them to magazines. But above here are two maybes for ending up in my shop. Earrings. Made tonight, and hence no natural light for the photograpghy. The hooks are really really big.
Cording is involved in a few of my latest ideas. I want to find clever and ingenious ways of using cords so that they both function as a necessary component for holding a piece together, but also become one of the main design features of it. Sort of instead of a focal. It is rather difficult I think, and I tend to simplify by the end of my processes. Guess how many variations that earring to the left have gone through. I don't know honestly. Probably 20 if I count all the different directctions and placements of different knots, or the trying to use wire and so on. And guess what, I am having great fun!
Well, to be honest I kind of ripped off the style of he green one from the Mustard Yellow Button Earrings by Mandy Shaner. Aren't they attractive?!
So, I am in the mood for buttons. Below some nice ones you will find on Etsy.
Look at this lovely new design from Ornamentea. I think I will have to make something along these lines any day soon. Here's the tutorial for Duet Bracelet at Ornamentea
And finally, something of a more heavy nature, that I feel the need to share with you - anyone - humanity - the universe:
Today I have had a new assistant introduced to me. And a lady from the counsel, who I have never met before was here also. At one point near the end of the meeting, she said "Malin, YOU shall not think about that. It's not your responsability to think about how you shall say things, or to make things work well for the people helping you. YOU shall not think that you need to change, or adjust to them. It is YOU who need help. Otherwise we wouldn't be here, would we."
You know what?! I started crying!
No one has ever said anything like that to me ever since I started getting assistance two years ago. All I have ever heard is that I must understand how difficult it is for everyone else. (And believe me, that has been said a lot.)
My own reaction was a bit chocking to myself, and I understand how tense I am about the topic. No one has ever said anything like that to me before. Can you believe that? Of course that is how it should be. But all the emphasis has been on that I must understand everyone else. And how difficult it is for them. Never a word about that things are difficult for me. It's been more demands on how I should be, and lots of questions where I need to adjust to others needs.
I don't know what more to say about this. I am just still affected by my own reaction, it was so sudden, and I was so unprepared. I think about how helpless I feel. And how I can't bare to carry myself as well as everyone else. I just can't bare it.
It is strange to be in the middle of a very strong emotion, that you have not fully grasped yet. But for some reason I feel I want to share this with you. I don't know why. It just feels big. It's life. And life goes on, obladi oblada.
Bless the Beatles. I should of course have a YouTube clip here of that song. But it's getting late. I am tired. You will have to find it yourselves. I will look tomorrow for sure. :-)