If you're very, very lucky, once or twice in your life you will hit upon something that feels like it is what you were meant for.
Three times it's happened to me (oh! What a lucky girl I am!):
- San Francisco (if I made up a city, it would be just like San Francisco);
- making jewellery (if there is a more perfect match for my personality and skills, I have yet to find it);
- and now, being on the canals.
There are lots of reasons I loved it, so I'll spare you my breathless enthusiasm, suffice to say it reminded me of the absolute beauty of simplicity, and has got me thinking about the approach I take to making jewellery. My instinct up to now has been to try to churn out vast numbers of pieces in the hope that some of you might find something you like in amongst them all, but our week on the canal made me think this might be somewhat misguided. More is not always more.
I'm not quite sure what that means just yet, but I thought I'd at least let you know why I've been a bit quiet.
I started today with a bit of an electronic clear out (you can't keep it simple if your brain is full of white noise) and unsubscribed from lots of emails that take up my time reading things that are only of marginal interest.
Now for a cup of tea. I think I could get used to this...