A glimpse of a few quiet moments around the studio this morning
I’ve been writing down my ideas and drawing in journals again.
A large reason for this change is because I’ve just had my wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago. So many of my friends were telling me I would have to take some downtime to rest and recover, but my go go go ethics didn’t really want to believe this. It’s put a bit damper on my silversmithing, but I’ve actually enjoyed the creative downtime.
I’ve realised it’s important to turn the designs over and over again in my mind before I commit them to pen, paper, and silver.
I’ve also been exploring new recipes out of necessity. Everyone who knows me knows that I am one of those people who toasts their breakfast toast twice to ensure that I get a good crunch but instead, I’ve been boiling the living daylights out of things like asparagus, carrots, and sweet potatoes. It’s been a good change and while no substitute for crunchy buttery toast, I can honestly say, I’ve been enjoying the beautiful colours on my plate.
For the past few weeks, and especially with not being able to chew much, I’ve been thinking about buying a new juicer after my old plastic one (probably full of BPAs) died the big death. I had been looking up juicers online and began to mentally commit to spending around $100 for a cheap stainless steel one. I thought I’d have one more look at the local thrift store before heading to the nearby Canadian Tire and to my surprise found a beauty of a juicer for $15!!! After coming home, and taking it apart, I realized it hadn’t even been used! I cleaned it and made my first batch of ginger, turmeric, lemon, and orange juice and looked the company name up online. This juicer is worth $250 brand new!!
Well, my downtime has not only resulted in a hell of a bargain juicer which made the yummiest tonic, but has also led to a burst of creative energy!
Now I can’t wait to get back to my silver!
I hope Spring catches up with you as smoothly as it’s done here.