Here I sit, fresh from a meditation class last night. I woke up this morning SO refreshed, though I had no real reason to be. Other than, of course, that I had a whole hour just breathing. Breathing. Breathing. Oh, I can't even describe it! Wonderful. It is so easy to get lost in the yimmer-yammer that runs through the brain every single minute. I had no idea how strong my self talk was. Pretty negative, too! So tiring!
Now, if I could just keep that peace with me as I go about the daily activities, things would be golden. I suppose things will get a bit easier as I move into the practice a little more.
Part of my general *blah* today is that my work is so slow in selling right now. I haven't had a lot of new requests lately and it is starting to get me down. I opened a new etsy shop today and I am already grumpy about it. It only has two listings right now, as I became a little frustrated at how poorly my work photographed today and just stopped. I can't think of the last time I just didn't continue. I am pretty tenacious, in a good way, and will usually work a problem until I have at least a minimally functional solution. The lighting was poopy and I am just not good at snapping jewelry, generally speaking, and I just..*sigh*.... There is a real art to balancing the reflections and showcasing each piece. I have seen some amazing photos lately. I'll try to earmark some of them and list 'em here for your perusal next time.
Well, I think I'll stop there. I could go off on many tangents tonight-child based, home based, me based, but I want to go breathe...
Peace to all! I will be more chipper next time! Promise!
Here is a picture of a rat I have worked on recently....Again, pardon the poor pix. Terrible lighting issues today!