Hello friends....still out there?
It's been more than a full two weeks since I showed 'face' here on this blog...I have to admit, I was feeling somewhat uninspired and going through my usual end of Summer inspiration burn out. I always know it's happening...I stop seeing the details, the little things I normally do...like leaves on the pavement, perfect light casting perfect shadows and feel incapable of capturing any interesting imagery....I can see things as a whole, but nothing through a view-finder...like I normally want to. Does that ring true with any of you?....
So, I took two weeks off from worrying about it. Didn't pick up the camera...and now, I am beginning to 'see' again. I'm just in time, Autumn is in full swing - it's beautiful out and the cold air is wooing me, slowly and surely.
It is a funny and hard time just now. The news is full of economic crisis, and it's not something that isn't being felt or can be held at arms length either...it's affected friends and family. I know, as someone whose business nestles firmly in the luxury market, that the pressure is on - and that it is difficult to always manage keeping worry at bay.
..however, I have been talking with a lot of people recently about just this, and I feel in these difficult times a lot of the values that we hold; regarding buying handmade, buying local, buying sustainably produced goods where and when possible...ring more true than ever, and will have more positive impact than ever should we all actively uphold them - especially this forthcoming Holiday Season. I know for one, I feel more grateful than ever each and every time someone chooses to buy a piece from me and help keep me, and my business, healthy and afloat - for today and tomorrow.
So now that I am feeling a little more inspired, and a little more together - I just wanted to share with you these beauties I found whilst out the other day....I'm in love with the burnished copper tones on the front, and the verdigris contrast on the reverse....back to seeing bijoux in everything...so thank goodness for that!
Three new pieces to share tomorrow...they are but in need of a lick of gold.....
Good Monday to you all, and have a swell evening!