|My travel box this time around|
I started the month in another state, with grand plans and a very compact travel box stocked with a small selection of beads. Working with what I had while trying to come up with designs, I could console myself that it would get easier when I got home.
Once home, I lost that excuse. Plenty of others I could use - trying to get the house back in order after the trip, year end accounting, the cold that has plagued my husband for nearly a month and seems to be revisiting me. However I want to couch it, inspiration keeps slipping out the door and around the corner. I can catch glimpses out of the corners of my eyes, but as soon as I turn to look at it face on, I lose it.
|One of my favorite complimentary combinations|
My hands know what to do, once I settle on a stitch. Perhaps we'll use peyote stitch this time I tell myself (yes, I talk to myself - too many hours alone in the studio ;-) ). We'll work around a couple of larger beads, with graduated sizes of seed beads. That could work. I thread the needle, pick up my first line of beads. Doesn't look like much. But I keep stitching, employing technique where inspiration fails. But the interesting thing is, inspiration seems to back flow in as I work. Maybe, just a little. Time to keep stitching.
|Process photos - mix of freeform peyote and right angle weave|
|More process photos - freeform peyote stitch from Day 10|