|a tray full of treasure|
This stall at a local antiques and craft day, drew me in with its seductive colours. It was run by a really lovely lady too.
It's my experience that there are two types of people, the majority, and those all too rare souls who are pure energy and inspiration. Usually we encounter such folk exactly when we need to, and they will often just come right out and say things that can change our life forever...
I'd never heard this phrase before, and being somewhat jaded from a heap of deadlines, I was about to dismiss such a seemingly drippy comment. But seduced as I was by that bead tray, I stayed. I learned so much about each of the stones, their source, their history; books were recommended and my choices of beads congratulated. Slowly my work tense shoulders dropped and I became my better self.
Despite the chores of paperwork, the sometimes achingly exacting deadlines, and the insecurities of the creative life; she is right. I love what I do...
I love most, the promise of new ideas.
So, my little stash of treasure is hours of imaging new designs, it's the gentle delight of touching silky smooth stones beautifully crafted by the stone cutters. Most of all it is a reminder to make time to do things I love the most, first for a change.