On a normal work day, I like to reserve a block of hours apart from the necessary tasks related to doing business just for designing and creating jewelry. However, when I want to carve a new wax, or series of waxes, I need more than a few hours; I need several days of unbroken time to design and complete a carving in detail. When the waxes are finished, they will be molded, cast in silver or bronze and become the main components in my jewelry, and so I want to put my best efforts into them. I try to schedule my calendar for an entire year to arrange a week or two each month free from obligations just in case I can find time to crawl into an extended bubble and carve. It doesn’t always pan out as planned, of course, the calendar can fill up with unexpected appointments and tasks, but when it does work out, I treasure the time and try not to squander it. I tell myself the yard work, housework and paperwork can wait. While carving, I listen to music without lyrics and become so deeply involved, I find the day has suddenly flown by. I get very excited by what comes out of these sessions whether or not they are successful because I always learn something that stretches my skills and I get new ideas for the next pieces. Over and over again I find inspiration and passion awaits me in the bubble if I make the effort to create the space and go inside.
Art, Artists, and Inspiration
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