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Empty-Bucket Days & Flood-Filled Nights

I don't usually like to blog about things that I'm selling.  I just feel odd about it.  But for the sake of showing how my silly creative process works, I thought I'd share a couple new braclets that I worked on.  I don't tpically do jewelry (Have I mentioned that I'm somewhat bad with the words "new" and "change"?) but this was one of those rare inspired moments.  I just had to give it a whirl. 

Do you have days where there are floods of ideas and then days that you can't find a drop of inspiration in the bucket?  Normally, I have empty-bucket days and flood-filled nights.  Or at least they seem like great ideas in the middle of the night but by sunrise that inspired project usually fades (Mr. Blessing loves it when I wake him upat 1:30 a.m. to run a new idea by him - not).  So this was an actual, wide-awake, middle of the day idea.   

And when that rare moment strikes, my compulsive side takes over - I feel like I have to drop everything and work swiftly lest the idea takes wings and is gone forever.  Of course, I didn't have the supplies laying around that I needed so I took to the streets to find what I had pictured in my mind.  Four stores later, a day light project was born.  And although I don't do jewelry, I figure if the rapper Vanilla Ice can have a show on

the DIY Network (seriously, he was on Rachel Ray today - WHAT has come over the world), I should definitely try new things!

Now I have some ideas about how I want to change our downstairs sleeping porch.  Paint treatments, lots of old doors, burlap, ruffles, a whole load of lace and old ceiling tins.  Mr. Blessing isn't sure about this idea of mine but I told him that I'm pretty sure it'll turn out ok because I thunk it up during the day! 

16 comments:

  1. I like your bracelet, keep creating! If you don't show what creations you love making, how can you inspire others? Hugs Marilou

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  2. Hi Polly, your compulsion worked! Love it!

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  3. I'm with Marilou, you inspire others, and have inspired me. Thank you!

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  4. I'm totally clapping with excitement for you Polly!! and I think you know what I"m talking about!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Your bracelets are gorgeous, chunky yet graceful! I love your thought process - I've had to get up in the middle of the night to write stuff down, otherwise, it's lost! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. The bracelets are wonderful!!! I love them!!!

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  7. I like your bracelets! They are pretty! And yes I do get lots of ideas and thoughts when i'm trying to go to bed. lol Have a good day!!

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  8. These are beautiful, Polly. and I've learned to keep a notebook by my bed so I can write things down, otherwise, poof...they're gone. Can't wait to see what you've "dreamt up" for your porch!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  9. and POOOF..they sold. I loved them too!Guess u might need to think of makn a few more....very romantic with a lil urban twist.

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  10. Beautiful bracelets Polly! My mind runs a million miles a minute when my head hits the pillow, but in the daytime...not so much! LOL
    Blessings~

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  11. The bracelet is really pretty!

    I do the same thing. Have the ideas at night. Or when I'm on the road or busy with something else that I can't quit. Rounding up supplies tends to squash the urge to create, too. By the time I've shopped to get everything together I'm out of the mood.

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  12. That photo of the curtains blowing is stunning. It feels like I'm in the room with a light breeze.
    Where did you get them? What material are they? Beautiful!

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  13. You're too funny... and I love your new inspiration, the bracelets are just beautiful! I too get inspired at the weirdest moments and yes, it's either feast or famine with me in the creative process as well... sometimes I'm "on" and often I'm "off". *winks* And The Man cringes when I get some of my bright ideas that definitely include him to be instrumental in the logistics and implementation of it! *LOL*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  14. Those are absolutely beautiful!!
    You have a wonderful talent
    so keep on sharing with us :)

    xoxo
    Lori

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  15. I really like your bracelets.. so unique too. I am 65 the end of this month, and my mother used to dress me in pinafores and such.. and a little bracelet made of satin ribbon with my good gold heart locket on it. I have pictures of me wearing one. I thought it was so cute. This kind of reminds me of the grown up version. Tooooooo cute!! Thank you for sharing. Matching earrings would be a nice addition, and perhaps a necklace too!!

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  16. Love your blog, love vintage.

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