Thursday, July 17, 2008
I keep a couple of trays ready to pick up and work on things, mobile creativity sessions.
There are tools, and beads that are interesting, charms with a patina. Tubes of seed beads, plastic boxes of hand dyed costume pearls.
When the time is right or the need arises, I can pick up a tray and work on something.
Sometimes it's an idea that's in development. Something that's a work in progress, testing how certain things work together. Other times it's a beginning of a story that doesn't have an end yet.
Watching a movie on TV, waiting for the muffins in the oven. Wire-wrapping a few beads, stringing some faux pearls.
Later when there's more time, those little components, created in a few found minutes here and there, may be used together with some other beads to finish a chain, become a dangle on a necklace, a charm for a bracelet.
Gives the term 'TV Tray' a whole new definition. And is part of the answer when people ask me, 'where do you find the time' - I keep it on my trays.