I haven't beaded in almost a week. That's rare for me - since I usually even manage to tweek a project when I'm on vacation, or start a new one with all the newbies I get. BUT - when you're feeling yucky, and hacking and blowing every 30 seconds (it seems), beading seems like a lot of work, not to mention that one sneeze and the whole lapthing goes flying. Or the needle flings off into oblivion. And then there's the germs. Especially if I plan to sell the piece I'm working on, I don't think others would appreciate my germy breath and fingers all over the beadwork. So I refrain. But it might just make me feel better, take my mind off my stuffy nose, and my pounding head. I've been doing a lot of surfing the bead blogs and my favorite buying sites though. And I'm getting sort of antsy to get at some of those new projects I have waiting, since I've seen some of the beautiful work being done by others. LOTS and LOTS of cab work. And seed bead detail. That's my kind of beading. I need to get back to it. I've been working outside my comfort zone lately, with those Rings N Things Steampunk pieces, which I turned into a cool watch pendant, and some simple holiday pieces for last weeks show. I miss the REAL beading, the down and dirty, don't even pay attention to the phone ringing details of real artistic work.
So maybe I can manage to just get out my boxes today. I brought them home. They're calling my name. It might not hurt to do a little scribbling of some ideas - if I can get the snot out of my head long enough to come up with one!
TTFN everyone - bead happy - and healthy if you can!