January is usually the time of year when my mind says "Get up! I want to do this! We need to do that!" ... while my body says "Oh, let's just sit down and relax ... maybe later." Does that happen to you too? Does it feel like you're trapped in the lazy humdrum cage? Sometimes we need a little jumpstart, a little kick to actually get moving. My motivation this winter? Joining a fun challenge/class! Time to break out of that cage!
Tomorrow is the day .... the day that those of us who are taking the Build-A-Line Challenge/master class through B'Sue Boutiques submit our applications. Yep, applications! That's not to say that anyone will be rejected as long as they follow the rules. Our teacher, Brenda Sue Lansdowne, just understandably needs to know what everyone will be creating, along with other information, to make sure there aren't any duplicate or too similar lines. It's going to be such fun to eventually see what everyone comes up with.
I had SO many ideas when I first decided to do this. I'd decide on the perfect line, then change my mind the next day .... over and over. I laid out designs with this piece of brass, or that color beads, or this polymer clay flower ... and then toss it all back in the drawer, and start over again. One idea, one set of designs, though, kept coming back to me, so I decided that this was the one I was meant to do. Yes, I think it will change some as I go along, but it's really the style that is "me." I feel comfortable with it.
In the meanwhile, I stocked up on all kinds of fun jewelry supplies lately that will go into some new designs coming out for spring. Toby, my feline assistant, is carefully guarding the boxes that came in the mail this week!
The weather is still frightfully cold here (-40F wind chill this morning!, and I have another ill cat (vestibular syndrome) that needs to be watched closely, so I'm staying home as much as possible in the coming weeks. I've got plenty of ideas for new jewelry to keep me busy! Keep an eye on the blog and my Facebook page for more information on the Challenge as I go along, and for new designs soon!