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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oh! How I Love The Rain!

 It's a really cozy evening, and it's raining outside. It reminds me of the humid, cold rains back home in New Orleans. I really missed the weather and atmosphere there, but I can deffinently say Ankara is like a home away from home for me. Currently I'm listening to music tracks by The Hush Sound, and Iron and Wine.
 Today I didn't really get as much done as I was hoping to, though I managed to do the finishing touched on one piece of a set of bead embroidered earrings. I hate that I'm so ADHD when it comes to sitting down and getting work done. One moment I've got everything spread out on my bed, I've go the creative juices flowing, and I have my tea and cola both next to me with a snack so I can stay glued to my work.

  Next thing I know I'm half-way through a project, unfocused, and thinking about something completely different that I'd like to do. Most of the time this means cleaning up, leaving the project incomplete, to go off and be bored elsewhere because I had the sudden urge to do something else which was unatainable. Therefor, I end up pulling out my work again, just to wash, rinse, and repeat.

 So, when I accomplish something and it turns out exactly how I imagined, it's a completely rewarding experience. I realized I do best just by forcing myself not to leave the project until it's complete, whether it takes 30 minıutes, 7 hours or 12 hours. Yes, I've gone, at the least, on an 8 hour, no break stretch with bead embroidery.

 I don't know what I feel like making tonight, but it will come to me. Either I will work on some new obscure project that's rain inspired, or I'll finish those darn earrings!


  1. I'm glad the rain is inspiring you! It is me too! I worked on a new project that Im going to blog about today....Oh yeah, I just wanted to say, I've had those days when you start something creative only to wonder how you got off track 7 hours later too!!! LOL

  2. That's so amazing that you're finding a new home in Turkey! i'm sure you have some great stories!

    found you via etsy forums, I hope you'll come visit me too!