Wednesday,oh, Wednesday! Why does Wednesday have to be the longest day of the week?!
First, let's get down to business. I have, at last, finished a Creative Challenge piece before the next challenge has been posted. This week's theme is a guest challenge created by HollysRainbow. The noble theme of peace. I opted for an inspiration less traveled. Color. I was inspired by the color blue which has long been associated with peacefulness. It is also a fitting color for today since blue is Wednesday's color. Blue is also associated with the throat chakra. The throat chakra deals with the communication of how we feel and what we think. Very enlightning! The color blue I chose comes in the form of a carved sodalite. I accentuated it with sterling silver filigree. It can currently be found in my shop.
Second. I'm going to go on a rant and tell you a little secret. The secret is I watch Housewives of Orange County on Bravo. Yes, I admit it. I'm a little addicted. I have always been a little curious of how the other half lives. Well, this show has now proven that the jewelry making fad is not over, and unfortunately, they are probably going to sustain it a little further. One of these "housewives", (I say "housewives" because really. Come on now. I'd like to see them do the work around my house.), is starting a jewelry making/designing business with a friend of hers. It's nothing spectacular. She's not doing anything that the rest of us haven't done, but does she have to start at the bottom? No. Of course her rich fiancee is going to help her out. Asking her friend about where to get start-up money, her friend replies "investors". Did you have investors? I know I didn't. Oh, wait. Yeah, I did. Me. For crying out loud. Is going to get to skip all the steps because she has a rich fiancee and she is on tv? If I was on tv, I bet my business would be booming. It really isn't what you know but who you know.