Thursday, March 13, 2008

Misplaced creativity

Finally got my supplies in. Yay! It's sad to think how much money it was for not a lot of supplies. It's sad too that I still need more. Maybe this will give me the push I need to get back to jewelry creating.

You see in the spring, especially with this house, I have a lot of creative urge to be in the garden or working on the house. I want to get things done and work every minute. Perhaps if someone actually forced me to do that I wouldn't have anymore creative energy in that field. While this may be all fine and good, the rest of my creative life suffers. I've made one new thing in approximately a week which is a long time for me. I'm going to see if I can make my two creative lives share time.
With all this creative surge, I did manage to decide what was going in my garden at least with flowers. I don't know what they will look like together, but you know I don't care. At least, I'll have lots of pretty flowers and some seed pods to do electroplating with. I decided on chinese lanterns, globe gilia, ornamental grass, chamomile, bee balm, baby blue eyes, oriental red poppies, a mix of clarkias, crimson king, verbascum, maltese crosses, and a mix of columbines. I do have a slight fear of all these seeds because they will have to be started in the house so the birds and ants won't eat them. I've never had a seed actually grow outside. I should've built a greenhouse because my sunroom is going to look like one. I think it amounts to like 3 or 4000 seeds. I got good deals. What can I say?!

Well, I suppose I should get down to business. Orchid has been updated with that lovely owl pictured and a few jewelry supplies and a pretty frosted blue glass mini vase both not pictured. I even finished my challenge item at Jewel Street Designs which is also pictured. A lovely pair of earrings inspired by Art Deco design with birds flying from wire. It can be found in my shop.


High Desert Diva said...

I like your gardening spirit. I always used to just plant flowers I liked, too. I have this theory that everything goes together in nature. And there's nothing better than a riot of color. You will especially love the bee balm. One of my favorites, and one of the most commented on flowers in my old garden.

Love the whale beads in Orchid! And you Art Deco bird earrings are incredible!

Caroline said...

I always get a burst of creativity in spring time and again in fall. It doesn't last nearly as long as I wish it would, though!

Miss Pin Productions said...

Very inspiring! I can't wait to start the garden. Your shop is lovely!

blueboygifts said...

good luck on your chamomile! please let me know how you decide to use it!
I love those earrings. I dont have pierced ears, but if I could see me wearing them!

picciolo said...

your garden is going to be gorgeous! We already have a dining room that looks like a greenhouse, we have an allotment and have lots of propogators with tomato plants getting started at the moment
: )