Thursday, July 17, 2008

Creative Motions

I have too many things almost finished. Need to sit down with this small tray in my lap and finish some things that are just almost-but-not-quite done.

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.


Cindy Gimbrone said...


You should be proud, 1 little tray like that? I have a whole studio and desk like that! LOL!! I assert there's organization in my disorganization! I know where everything is :-)

Thanks for a great post that so many of us can relate to!


LLYYNN said...

Funny, Cindy, you made me laugh. Especially since this is not the ONLY tray (there are ah=hem several but who's counting?) and this is just the mobile version of this setup.

I always say, 'Creativity is MESSY' and then I prove myself right! Over and over again ...

j.p. said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one working in front of the tv!