Thursday, September 17, 2009
I've been wanting to make some bracelets for a while, but I just haven't gotten around to it.
So I made a point to make some matched charms, with words and pretty images in them, to make a bracelet. And made up the bracelet last weekend. I wasn't sure how I was going to attach the charms to each other.
The words that came together were "OLD" and "NEW" and "BABY BLUE" - sort of like a jump rope rhyme that kids play.
It sounds like the old saying for brides to have luck. You know, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" -- so I decided to put a glass faceted blue bead on the toggle clasp. For something blue.
It's tricky getting the jump rings lined up and attached. It's lightweight and pretty, fun to wear.
Imagine giving it to a bride or, better yet, letting her borrow it! Then the whole saying would be complete!
I noticed something interesting this week. The difference between how I got up to start the day last week and how I'm doing it this week.
Last week I was on vacation from the day job (thank goodness it's there, by the way!) and this week back in that routine.
I got up at the same time both weeks, between 5:30 am and 6:00 am. Last week, though, I bounded out, threw on some "don't care if these get dirty" clothes and went down to the studio. This week - I lingered and didn't move quite so quickly.
Not sure if this is a fruitful line of thought or not, but I spent a few minutes thinking about the hours of the day. From midnight to 6:00 a.m. - asleep. From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - commuting, working. That leaves the hours between 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for leisure, play and creativity before the hours of 10:00 p.m. to midnight for sleep.
Just four hours out of the twenty-four doesn't seem like enough. I have to think of a way to increase that time somehow.
Any ideas? What do you do during the day to "sneak" in some "me-time"?