For the past several weeks much of my creative energy has been directed toward a large wholesale jewelry order. It is good to have work but, as the following images prove, silversmithing is hard on my fingers and nails.
In the fall I often turn toward the ease of pattern and the comfort of fiber, usually in the form of a knitting or crochet project. But this year my unfinished knitting projects remain neglected as I file, hammer, and polish my way through this jewelry order.
As we head into shorter, cooler days, instead of finding my rhythm in repeated stitches I find it in the repeated motion of stamping lovely words
fabricating beautiful forms
and bending graceful curves
and I have to admit, there is a huge sense of satisfaction as I step back and consider the fruits of my labor.*
Do you feel the rhythm of your life change as the seasons do? As the weather cools (or warms) do you feel drawn to certain types of projects? I'd love to hear about it!
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*The pieces featured in today's post were created for Mercy Ships International and I'm excited to announce that more of my designs will be offered through their website and gift catalog beginning next month! (Visit their online store to see these and other current offerings.)