Friday, February 6, 2009

the taste was not so sweet


I will work on an earring design for days. Making prototype after prototype, going through yards of cheap copper wire, trying to make it finish as I have it sketched or in my mind's eye. Suddenly it is there in my hands, as if by magic. That pleasant tingly rush comes and feeling remarkably clear-headed, I break out the sterling silver and fashion another and another.

But wait, the initial enthusiasm - - it's decidedly fading.
To my eye, the earrings are just as pretty, but my mind has begun to wander off in a new direction... What if I did this instead of that?... maybe if I connect it here instead of there? ... and now it is time to try something fresh.

"The human mind once stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions" said Oliver Wendell Holmes. And I'd like to amend that profound bit of wisdom to include

~ neither does silver wire.


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3 comments:

Sue Choppers-Wife / http://www.1000markets.com/shops/ninedragons said...

lol...and such is the roller coaster of creativity!

By The Sea Jewelry said...

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Tracy said...

Nut!

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