Just in, got your request, I love your work, from what I have seen thus far !
so sooo.. tired little sleep, doing props/ making/events etc. Thanks Little Friend : P
Will stay in touch, cares
Well the 60/ 70 pieces were due to some hard work i did before December, and extra stock coming back from Christmas exhibitions, i also have a habit of half finishing ideas and putting them on the shelf so when my energy is a bit low the sense of completion is easier to obtain. One finished piece fuels me to make new ones and so on.....and what would a jeweller be without their rumbler.
Thanks for the pep talk though.
Oh and i'll stay away from those petroleum derived plastics it just does not go with my work....lol
Holy Moly, Michelle. You've gone from trying to motivate yourself, to having 60 or 70 gazillion pieces to polish, virtually overnight... Please tell me I'm in no way responsible. Next you'll have RSI, burn out, and end up a curator or lecturer instead of a maker. Heaven forbid...! You must try to desensitise. I recommend developing a series of high-end souvenirs for somewhere that you've never been to, then having a well-earned holiday there, funded by flogging said souvenirs. That should cure you. Or perhaps it'll cure me... I'll buy one of those, provided it's made from petroleum-derived plastics, which seem to be all the rage at the moment...
Seriously, have you thought of polishing in a vibrating ball mill...? It's fine if you've used one of the new tarnish resistant silvers to fabricate from. And you can then still final polish with rouge to yield highlights and leave lowlights.
I see yesterday that you're trying to motivate yourself...
Well, it's all cyclical. Ups and downs...
For what its worth, I find that it helps me to remember that the root of the idea of motivation is motion - to move. Sometimes I find that simply beginning is the biggest obstacle, but that once I'm underway, I then wonder why I didn't start earlier...!
I've been known to be a terrible procrastinator. Ultimately I've found that it doesn't help to think too much about an action. Rather, just do it. [This reminds me of that old joke: one of these days I'm going to do something about my procrastination...]
Even when you don't feel like it, just starting, and getting moving, leads to motivation.
nice to meet you, and good that you came along. I hope you got a lot out of it. I am having a fab time in Brisbane, your so lucky to be living here, its beautiful and vibrant.
I'm glad you could make it and enjoyed the symposium. There is so much to think about! the challenge will be to avoid feeling overwhelmed. I was really interested in the different ways people are approaching the matter and where their thoughts are leading. Next year I'll make sure I allow a coffee break so we can encourage more discussion.