Sunday, March 9, 2008

Creative Chaos

It is raining today in Amsterdam. Go figure. It was the most bizarre thing, 2 days ago when I woke up, the sun was shining and it was warm enough to venture forth with a light jacket on. By mid afternoon, the sun turned to rain and the rain to snow. I have never seen such crazy weather in my entire life and I have lived all over this planet. Truly bizarre. On the other hand, there is something about this weather...maybe it is because I am one of those types of people who loves to curl up with a book on a rainy day, so I see the forced confinement as an opportunity to create...which brings me to my point. I am in the midst of about 4 collections now and I am ready to scream. They are not coming together as I'd like. I keep having these ridiculous bursts of creativity. My problem is that I don't know when to stop. When is enough enough? I'm running out of materials for chrissakes! Sometimes I drive myself insane. I mean, how lucky am I, that I have all these idea to translate, but I just get stuck with: where is this going? Have I done this before, in the past? Who cares, let's do it again.

Just once in my creative life I would like to have order, not chaos. I am truly a sick individual, because I thrive on this chaos. I mean, you all should SEE my studio. I take 3 hours to clean it up, put all my extra stones and materials in their neatly compartmentalized places, and within another hour, I have embarked on 3 more projects and my studio is in shambles again and I have no more table space to work in. How do I know that I am a sick individual? This is how: It gives me such a thrill to walk into my studio and see all my projects in various states of completion. I feel like I've accomplished something. I guess for me, it is not always the destination, but the journey that keeps me so happy.

On that note, I FINALLY got my pearl collection posted to my website. Once again, I am plagued with photography issues, but I think the pearls and finished pieces are nicely depicted. Not perfect, but you can see their beauty. Stop by and check it out. I think you'll like them. It is a smallish collection but it is quietly subtle, luxe and organic all at once. Hope you love it as much as I do.