I really should learn not to make any plans whatsoever because I’ll be forced to cancel most of them anyway. So far the year 2009 has started slowly for me. I was going to begin with many new jewellery projects right after Christmas since I had lots of free time during the first couple of weeks of the new year and my head was filling with ideas…
However, the influenza virus got the better of us. First it threw my man on the couch for several feverish days and right after he started to get back on his feet just a little bit, my own fever hit the roof. All in all we were both ill for more or less two weeks, just concentrating on staying alive. I don’t think I’ve ever watched as much tv (or spent time spying on people on Facebook) as during those days! Little Britain, The Fixer, Pride and Prejudice, Project Runway, Mad Men, Ugly Betty, Michael Palin’s travel documentaries, Woody Allen, Ricky Gervais and the lot, thanks for helping us keep our sanity!
Although I’m feeling better now, I’m still just really tired and slow. I don’t feel inspired, my mind is foggy and all those ideas I had seem to have disappeared. So I’ve concentrated on just fiddling with materials, organising and counting beads, measuring ribbons and wires, updating my shopping lists… And it’s been rather therapeutic. 🙂
I also tried to get the hang of things by photographing a few simple little pieces that I made months ago already. I wanted to try out some of the beautiful vintage sheet music that I bought from Stockholm in November, as background material. The pictures came out a bit cloudy though, just like the current weather. Well, can’t be helped.
So, I’m a little stuck in mud but I’m working on it. 🙂 See you next time and until then, let’s hope for a little sunshine! Happy 2009!