There's a certain freedom that comes with a lousy economy. Sure, bead sales are down, plus everything costs more, so I'm actually taking a double hit from all this... paying more for necessities, and a cut in pay. What fun. And somehow... this is all sort of liberating. No, I have not been living in high altitude for too long. I have been working too hard for the wrong reasons for too long, but right now I don't have to. A sad fact of the current times is that regular people just aren't buying a lot of extra stuff. Me included. I can't afford stuff right now. But I still have my house and my sweetie, and the sky is blue and the hummingbirds are back. Slow bead sales aren't my fault, and I'm certainly not the only one working harder and making less than ever.
So what am I going to do about it? Well, nothing really. I'm going to keep making beads. At least for now. And the cool part is, I feel like I have "permission" from some Universal Boss to make all the messes I want, without any thoughts of "will somebody buy this?" Since it's out of my control, there's just no point in worrying about it, and that frees up a lot of imprisoned creativity to come out and play. Here's what came out a couple of days ago.
I wish you could see them moving in the light. They twinkle like snow-diamonds in the sun, and still have an organic look that's calm and soothing. Will anyone buy them? Who knows! Who cares! They please me, that's all. Maybe tomorrow I'll freak out and go into a tizzy over finances, but not today. Today I get to do whatever I want.