I have made 53 pairs of earrings in the last 3 days. Aside from wanting to have something on the seasonal shelf in the gift cabinet, what was my motive for doing this somewhat repetitive work?
Notifications will be sent out on Monday (they say) as to who the semi-finalists are in the Beadwork VI: The Beaded Book competition.
Why should this suddenly become the pervasive thought-background music-overriding theme in my head? Once my application was accepted, I put the whole thing right outta my mind. January seemed much too far away to think about. The holidays were the main focus, then cleaning up after the holidays, then dealing with the end of the year accounting - so the very moment all that was behind me, I remembered the contest.
So naturally I started to mentally pace, working myself into a semi-froth, and all to no good purpose. So I distracted myself by making earrings which I still need to post to the Etsy shop. But really. 53 pairs? Enough is enough. More fringe beads are in order, I think.
Here's a sampling of what I made yesterday: