I quite recognize that I've been missing in action lately. I suppose life has something to do with it. I'm back to work at the gym, my sore body a testament to my hard workouts.
Creatively speaking, not much is happening these days. Really, my usual fount of ideas has run dry, or so it seems. I haven't had much inspiration to bead, let alone the desire to create something new and unique. All I've been plugging away at is more crocheted ropes, and I'm nearing a point where something's gotta give... You know?
Well, I think something is giving way actually. I was contacted last winter to submit a project to a [needlecraft related] Canadian magazine, and after all the health and money issues my family had been dealt, I had completely forgotten about it. Then, a week ago, I got an email from the editor, and was jolted back to bead reality. (Oh yeah, I'm a beadworker! LOL!) This had the added effect of lighting a proverbial fire under my butt, and got me going. So, I've been working on the project all week, creating extra pieces with the technique in question. My own design of course, it is a bead-knitted bracelet, and I'm really hoping it will be well received. I wish I could upload a photo of the project here for you, but Blogger's being a nitwit, and won't let me. o_O
Oh, and since it seems to be the only technique I've been using for the last year, I've also been graciously asked to teach bead crochet during our next Bead Society meeting, LOL! I'm trying to work up a tutorial for that too. In the meantime, I'm going to take a stroll over to YOUR blogs, and see what you've all been up to. Something that is long overdue, since I haven't been visiting anyone for a while. Man, I don't know where this funk came from, but I sure hope it'll be on it's way elsewhere soon, 'cause I'm not sure how much more of it I can handle.