I want to be a writer (obviously). It’s the only job I don’t see myself getting tired of eventually and the only thing I’ve stuck with for most of my life. Still, writing is not my only creative outlet. When I’m not at one of my jobs or writing, I mostly watch movies while making things like this:
I discovered jewelry making entirely on accident, but I’ve been playing with it for about seven months now and (I think) I’m getting pretty good for an amateur. I’ve made pieces for some family members and even sold a few. I’ve also raffled off a few here on the blog. I love jewelry and being able to create something I will actually wear is fabulous, especially since I’m not a huge fan of jewelry-store pieces.
My point is that writing is an incredible career (or pastime, as the case may be) and even though you should try to write every day, there are going to be days where your brain revolts at the thought of sitting down in front of that taunting blinking curser. There may even be weeks like that. Having a second creative outlet is one way to help balance your brain out and keep those blank periods to a minimum–or at least keep them short.
Because my brain is in need of balance this week, tomorrow I’m going to attempt to make a rosebud pendent. I have an idea that might work, but I’ve never tried it before so I may fail completely. I’ll post a picture when I’m done with it and you can let me know if it actually looks like anything. 🙂