I look around my studio and see bags for the VSA Arts project, they are almost completed. VSA is an international nonprofit organization founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. I believe in the cause and want to do my part to help. The more bags I make, the more money we can raise for the VSA. Friend’s have been donating bags left and right, and I’ve been hard at work. Win-win for both of us.
As that project comes to a close I have been thinking about cabochons. You know, those oval, smooth, domed shaped stones? A friend gave me some lovely ones his father had made years ago. I have been thinking, for about 8 months, about what to do with them. The plans are now starting to take shape, new ideas popping into my head regularly. Cabochons must be a summer thing. I have come up with unusual necklaces, using them on purses (of course) and combining them with silver in a very special way. You will have to stay tuned.
Spring has departed and Summer has come into my backyard. I can see it from the windows and glass door in my studio. It allows me to daydream for a few minutes, a much needed meditation of sorts. It helps me to “see” my ideas before I pick up needle and beads. What gives you motivation to reach your full potential?