Many hours last week were spent in a ruthless re-organisation of materials I’d had in my work-room for years and not used. The room was in need of a major overhaul – I could no longer walk across the floor! Now things are tidier, and my headspace feels clearer too.
I want to move my work forward – but HOW? (That’s the million $ question!) My mosaic course doesn’t start until the New Year. I feel in Limbo Land, awaiting new inspiration!!
In the meantime, I reverted to an old idea and have just finished making a brooch as a commission for a wedding present. I am really happy with it. The brooch is decorated with broken jewellery, and mounted on a weathered background – in this case an antique wooden frame from Italy. It hangs on the wall as a piece of Art, can be removed to be worn and replaced. (I made pieces like this for my degree show called Weathered and Worn back in 2006, and still make them occasionally.)