The not so much: I was supposed to post something for the Andrew Thornton Lima Beads blog hop today, and I just did not get the muse on this one. I fooled with it in two different sessions, one version came out wonky, and another came out like the jewelry department at Walmart. Neither was acceptable, so I decided that nothing was better than embarrassing myself and all involved.
The good: I just joined the blog hop from a link at Antiquity Travelers. That is a peach of a blog. The linky list is on New End Studio and Katherine's Corner, both follow-worthy blogs in their own right.
More good: I have made some decisions about my work. I have long been contemplating my style. I like to beadweave, and I love intricate work in general, whether beads, wire, paper, clay, whatever. So, I am going back to what I love, and damn the torpedoes! I have been in this fearful, "Oh, what should I do?", "Will people like it?" paralyzing fear conundrum for far too long. I gotta be me. So, my next project is gonna be full-on Shannon, and I hope it will be great fun. I have been working on my conceptualization for about a year. While I have gotten clear on that, I have been fearful about the execution. Well, fear is no more. I am over it! Stay tuned.
Even more good: I've been hit or miss about blogging. I'm going to try to blog at least weekly, if not more often. It has been part of the fear cycle, and I just can't continue to live like that. I am what I am. My art is what it is. No more fear or apologies. My husband has even been on my case because every time I ask him to do something for me, I apologize. Who is this girl, and what happened to Shannon? Well, she is back. Full steam ahead. No more negative waves, man.