I know it has been awhile since my last post and I really have no excuses to offer except I'm just lazy sometimes. I have the best of intentions but they don't always come to be. LOL Sometimes I have to wonder how the heck do I ever get enough jewelry made to sell! All my life I never had much "stick to it", until I found books in the eighth grade. Then I never went anywhere without one in my hand (even the bathroom!) It was like an extension of my arm. Since then I have read 1000's of books and still am very passionate about reading today. I would read all the time even now if I could.
In my late twenties I did find that I enjoyed making jewelry and that I could "stick with it". That is how I ended up where I am today, a fulltime artist. I, unfortunately have some very bad habits that need to be broken! One of them is that when I'm not selling I do not like to create. Another being if it doesn't take off in a short time I don't pursue it. Again, no stick to it!
I have the best role model in my life and that is my mother. My mother does know best. She is an artist and she is a working and creating machine. From the time she gets up til the time she goes to bed she is working and producing. I need to take a lesson! It isn't the amount of work that is really what needs to be learned but the passion that she puts into each and everything she works on. I have said to her that I am so lazy next to her, because I am not creating when I know I should be,etc. But she tells me that it isn't that she is so driven to work but that she LOVES what she does. It is who she is, an artist.
I am becoming an artist. It is not always an instant manifestation, but for me it is a gradual awakening. I am now developing into the artist that I want to be. I know that I will never be as driven as my mother is, as that is just not me, but I know that as I grow older the desire is developing more and I will be who I am ment to be.