The Most Amazing Blog Post Ever

Spoiler alert: this probably isn’t.

I’ve committed to making something new every day, which I’m truly happy about. With this level of activity, generating this much raw material, by spring I’ll have a whole bunch of little stuff I can choose from to develop into something bigger, and current project goals include books, set lists, and an online jewelry store. Yay!

I’m sure there’s something you’re working on, something larger that you’re taking baby steps toward. I’m also sure that you know how some days you feel on fire – inspired, brilliant, and focused.

Then there are those other days. Days when that something you’re making might not be the most amazing thing, it might just be pretty good. Or maybe not even that. Maybe it flat-out sucks.

Today I’m working on a bracelet and want to add a wire-wrapped bead to it. (If that means nothing to you, don’t worry. You’re not required to know jewelry techniques to read this blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I’ve gone through multiple feet of silver wire trying to get it right, and still the bead looks like Sam wrapped it. Lumpy, poky, and decidedly not pretty. (No offense Sam! You can’t help it that you don’t have opposable thumbs!)

I’m having one of those flat-out-sucks days, and that’s okay. Tomorrow will probably be better, and maybe I’ll even come up with something I want to share with you here. If not, I can always share photos of beautiful things I had nothing to do with creating, like this:

The Most Amazing Blog Post Ever

There’s always something amazing somewhere, you just have to get out and find it.

Amazing is great when it happens, but putting the time in day in and day out is amazing in its own way, too.

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  1. Deborah Dash November 29, 2017 at 7:38 pm #

    Making something new each day. That seems awfully ambitious to me!

    After going through a long period of starting and not finishing things, I made a commitment to myself that I was going to finish the things I started. And mostly now, I do. Since my eyes have gone south as the result of aging, I’ve pretty much given up counted cross stitch and have focused on crochet. I only have one or two unfinished crochet projects. I’m pretty diligent about starting them and working on them through completion (and not buying more yarn than I need).

    Recently, the barely-20something from down the street paid me a visit to learn how to frame a cross-stitch project, so I taught her how to do that (well, really, I mostly did it for her because she was giving it as a gift), and then we went through my cross-stitch stash and I gave her most of it. I kept a couple of unfinished projects, and I hope to get to those and finish them … soon. Maybe in 2018. And I have no plans to ever start any more of them.

    And then there’s that scrapbook project from our trip to Italy THREE YEARS AGO that’s been hanging over my head. I just can’t seem to get motivated on that one. But I’d like to get it done so I don’t have to think about it any more. I’ve got all the materials. I just need to organize them (there aren’t that many) and pick the photos (there ARE that many).

    Sorry, I didn’t mean for this to turn into my OWN blog post.

    • deonne November 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

      Deborah – I always appreciate your comments. It feels ambitious to me too! I’m trying to throw a lot of stuff against the wall and see what sticks, then I’ll likely want to go deeper with some of it. Finishing things is so powerful, and good for the psyche, and it sounds like you know that. Is there a way you could chip away at that Italy scrapbook starting now? Something small every day so you can finish and put it to bed? And that’s sweet about passing the cross-stitch on to your neighbor. Nothing wrong with moving on from an activity if you’re done with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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