2013 started with a terrible creative slump. The cold dark days and holiday recovery just really got the best of me. I toyed with the idea of just scrapping Ovenfried Beads altogether. Honestly, I didn't think that I'd ever really be moved by polymer clay again.
Then I installed some lights in my new basement studio. This Thomas doubts no more that there has to be an endless spring of creativity that just ebbs and flows. Sometimes it's a torrential rush that turns into compulsive creation....and sometimes it trickles so slow that it seems like adding something to mashed potatoes is a genius idea.
I've been digging out beads that were packed up for moving. A trip to the craft store resulted in some new findings that I've been needing for a while. Classical music on public radio, even during the winter fundraising, set the mood.
SO, as I posted on my Facebook page this morning, my big liquidation sale ends Wednesday. I have new work to post, so if you happen to read this before January 30, get your behind over to my Etsy store and save a boatload on everything you like there. Don't forget to enter the promo code! If you forget, you will pay full price. I just really don't have time to cancel transactions, relist and have someone re-buy them so that they can get the sale price.
Wednesday night I will be putting it all back to regular price so I can freshen it up with new work. These photos are items that will be available for sale. (After they're posted I plan on linking them to the actual ad. If I remember.)
OH, and by the way....just one more thing to tell you. I have a new blog that has absolutely NOTHING to do with Ovenfried Beads or my handcrafted art. Photography is another one of my hobbies, so if you like neat pictures of nature and urban stuff (lots of closeups), just hop on over to my new photo blog: A Very Pedestrian Snail. It's pretty much just all photos.