Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Not a very good start for 2010...

Well, 2010 didn't bring much happy inspirations, so far...
Lots of tragedies and things going wrong at the moment, I can tell you that going to 2 funerals in 2 weeks is not good for creating beadwork.
So, I haven't made anything yet. I am going to, but a little later then January. I am planning on making something to honor the people who passed on this month, but now, it's all a little bit too fresh.

However, I do have a plan in my head how I am going to make my monthly beaded journal! I think it's going to be fun!

9 comments:

Robin said...

I'm so sorry you've had to deal with tragedy and loss this month. I too have had the experience of being too raw to bead sometimes. One time like that a good friend told me to sit down, put the word "grief" in the back of my mind, pick up some beads and do Grief. It really was an amazing experience. The rawness poured out of me in my work and I felt so much more at peace because of it. Maybe you could give that a try too...

Robin A.

KusZ - Jewelry and more said...

Yeah, that is a good idea! However, I don't want to start out this project (or the year), with a dark piece... I want to make something that reflects the memory of the persons, not my grief about it all...

Barbara said...

Reading these comments, I'm reminded of the people in Haiti singing and dancing in the streets. This is a dark and tragic time, yet positive emotion somehow surfaces only days later. Perhaps memories rather than grief will be there for you soon.

Its All About Creating said...

I am so sorry for your losses. Creating a beaded piece to honor them is a wonderful way of keeping them in your heart. - Marlene

abeadlady said...

One of the things I like best about beading is how it allows you to express your emotions. I"m sorry for your losses this month. It's a difficult way to start a new year. When you are ready, the inspiration will come and you will do your memorial piece. Until then, know we are here for you.

KusZ - Jewelry and more said...

Thank you all for your kind words, I really appreciate them! I am not going to push myself, the muse will kick in one of these days, and then I will make a wonderful piece!

Drea said...

So sorry to hear that your year is off to a rough start. I totally understand what you're saying about not wanting to start your journal on a dark note, and hoping to celebrate what you love about these people instead. You show such a patient attitude about your process (creative process, grief process).

When you're ready, the ideas will come and they'll be just right. I hope this doesn't sound trite or Pollyanna-ish. I have lots of faith in the healing properties of creative work.

~Andrea

flyingbeader said...

Sometimes you just have to sit back & let things mellow out before you try to create. It will happen. I'm still in a place where the beads aren't talking to me on how to attack my first month here at the BJP, but I'll just let it come
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Miri Agassi said...

I am so sorry for your losses. From my experience beadwork can heal....I can't express myself very well in the English language, but I am with you and hope to see your work, when you are ready.
Miri A.