So this is what I’ve been working on for the past few days.
My second attempt at doing something mosaic style…well, sort of. More like mixed media really…but mainly old costume jewelry.
I can’t help but think this is what the inside of my mind looks like…some weird frenzied mosaic of all kinds of random bit’s and pieces. Busy, eclectic,haphazard, crazy…some real little jewels in there, but disguised, until you look real close.
I find that when I’ve got a lot on my mind, which I do, this whole business of the weird happenings in this house,stuff in my daughters lives, my own “stuff”…that it helps de-stress me to just get my fingers busy creating “something”.
I made the frame for the mirror and had it sitting there for at least two weeks…Tried methodically placing bits and pieces on it and nothing worked. I almost gave up…chucked the lot away…
Then, I just sat down the other night and began gluing like a possessed madwoman. Didn’t care how it would end up. Didn’t think about what made sense or how I would end up finishing it…The edges of course were always a concern.
Now, it may not appeal to everybody 🙂 but who cares.
The fact is, it served it’s purpose at a time I needed it to and it also taught me a lesson.
Sometimes overthinking gets you nowhere but STUCK.
Frozen in your own uncertainty.
Paralyzed because you’re afraid of screwing something completely up.
Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and enjoy the PROCESS, rather than focus on the end result.
Perfection is always elusive, but getting lost in the joy of creating is something we as adults often forget to do.
I hope whatever you do…you throw yourself in wildly and passionately and simply ENJOY THE MOMENTS.
I think I’ve found the perfect little corner for some unexpected craziness.