Well as you can tell by my gallery posts, I have been pretty inactive with my art for a while now. I just didnt have the inspiration or drive to draw or create. Well about 2 weeks ago the bug bit me again, but I was wanting to do something new (to me anyway) something I havent done before. SO I was just browsing the interwebs and saw a tutorial on how to make a triquetra pendant.... Looked easy enough and I had the stuff in my crafting supplies to give it a go. Didnt turn out too bad. Since then the crafting bug has really locked down hard on me. I spend at least a couple hours every night after work, fiddling away with jewelry making. Its a new medium for me and a very fun new endeavor. So far I am happy with the way things are going. Trying new ideas and ways of doing things. Its pretty much trial and error at this point. I have looked at and read a few sites on the basics of jewelry making, and have looked around a little bit at others works that are like mine, but not much as I dont want to unintentionally rip off anyone else's ideas, I look at how they do something but try not to look too much at the over all piece. I am looking only to understand the technique not to rip off ideas. I still have miles to go before I will be really happy with it all, but so far I am enjoying myself, learning something new, and having fun crafting. It can be frustrating at times, cause I dont have the knowledge in the ways of jewelry making yet, but I am learning. And really learning it on your own can be half the fun.
But the creativity is flowing again, just in a new direction for now. My flow of art may have been dammed up for a while but it art found a new path around the dam, heading in a new direction for now. Sometimes you just need to make course corrections to get your life back on track.