Pardon My Mental Clutter

I'm feeling a little lost at the moment.
I'm totally distracted by thoughts of what I want to and should be doing, but there's so much to be done that I can't seem to find a starting point. As such, I'm sitting here almost paralyzed with confusion. . .shoot that's not the right word at all.
This is most likely just a mood swing and will pass soon.

If you'll humor me for today, let me just share some shop news so I can go make dinner and then hopefully a game plan.

Adventures Abound Earrings

Copper Dragonfly Earrings - 20% off

Let's hope I can get past this funk!


  1. All things have a cycle so your funk shall pass and you will be the old Hope again. Love the Dragonfly earrings. On my trip to Texas Mom and I stopped at the welcome center just inside of Texas and had lunch. There was the biggest Dragonfly I had ever seen on the bench to the table and my Mom saw a huge grasshopper. Mom said "Well I guess it's true what they say..." and I said "Yep everything is bigger in Texas!" ;-)

  2. Oh my. I am in love with those dragon earrings! I hope your evening improved :)

  3. Therese,
    Speaking of cycle. . .I'm pretty sure it's just a hormonal thing as it is passing already. I just needed to take a step away from the craft room for a bit. I'm so glad you like the earrings. Those were one of the projects I completed for the last Bead Soup Blog Party!! Yes, Texas . . .gracious.

    So glad yo like those! Thanks. And, I'm feeling a bit better. I appreciate the concern!

  4. those new earrings are super cute!

  5. CopperD,
    Thanks!! I like 'em too. ;)

  6. I've written several posts about how lost I feel in the sea of jewelry artists, so much so that I've considered getting out of the game. I don't seem to have enough time to do everything I want to do, or need to do, to learn anything new, and I feel completely stale. I feel everyone passing me by with things that are so, so, so much better than I could EVER dream up -- and I fear that I could never dream them up even if I WERE given the time.

    My way of dealing with this (and I'll be writing about this soon) is to take a look at what I'm doing and what my real love is and put my focus elsewhere for a little while. Then maybe I can find joy in what I'm doing again.

    Basically, I'm saying be true to YOU and try not to pay attention to what everyone else is doing. Too many people climb all over each other to get to the top of a ladder, and I want you to ENJOY your climb. You have the talent and you'll make it.

  7. Lori,
    You've hit the nail on the head. I just feel so lost in the sea of other wonderful artists and can't seem to find my own path without trading on someone else's footprints.
    Thank you for the boost of confidence. Of course, YOU have done so much as well. I know this bead soup is overwhelming, but you do such as good job with it. . .regardless of a few not-so-nice people and some glitches in the plans. You inspire me!


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