It seems strange to be working a Monday to Friday job again, as well as being at home all the time. I like being at home but I also miss being unavailable for periods of time. Out at the camps when I wasn’t working I could just spend my own time beading and reading and only ever be interrupted by a quick phone call. At home there is always so much going on and a lot of the time if anyone want to hang out its like Lou is just beading, like she alway is and interrupting her frequently doesn’t matter. Don’t get me wrong I like spending time with people, but at the same time I don’t want hanging out to become my life. And coffee never just seems to be coffee, it always ends up as hours out of the house doing other things I didn’t really want to be doing.
It can be really hard when you are passionate about something and people don’t take you seriously or treat what you are doing as unimportant. Especially when it comes to art. Art is such a huge part of our lives and shapes so much of our world and happiness but so many people see it as unimportant. Art is the canary in the coal mine, of society; it is an accurate indicator of how a society is doing. Art is what keeps me going. It is what I live for.
Ok now for the actual art. I just realised that I am much further along on this project than I had thought 😂. For some reason in my head it was like, 20 sections. That is standard for most of my sphere projects. However this is a dodecahedron which only has 12 faces so one more face and I’ll be half way done and even better news I really should have enough beads, though it might be a close thing. I wish you could see it shaping up in real life, photos just don’t do the actually shape justice. Even the videos don’t really show how cool it is. Anyway if I have enough gold beads this baby will be finished next week So I can blog about it then.
On the earring front I’ve made these over sized star earrings which will hopefully be popular as large earrings seem to be a thing at the moment. And I designed some funky square link earrings which I’m not sure about. The are unique and would appeal to someone but maybe not anyone in my home town. They might just ended up in my personal collection which has expanded rapidly in the last few weeks even though I don’t wear jewellery a lot.
Oh and the reindeer my mum was making that I posted about is done and looks totally cute, so I will have to post a photo for you lot next week.
Other than that there is not much else going on, my instagram followers had been sitting just under 1670 and I thought it was going to tip over last night but currently I’m getting a number of people following my account, without any likes or interactions, properly in the hopes that I’ll instantly follow them back and then then unfollowing me and moving on to the next account. Its really shitty but there isn’t anything that can be done about it except not follow them. I follow a lot of people on instagram, almost as many accounts that follow me but I only follow accounts that I’m interested in. Sometimes though I’ll come across a cool account with heaps of followers and they are following next to none and I think that is just shitty so I don’t bother following those accounts even though I like their content. We’re all trying to get by and we should all make an attempt to support other people and following accounts on any app that you like is a very easy way to do that.
anyway hope you are having a good day, Lou.