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Sometimes things don't always go to plan

Sometimes things don't always go to plan

Sometimes ideas and designs do not always go to plan.  A couple of weeks ago I had a dream during the rising full moon.  This dream gave me an image of a pair of earrings that I wanted to create around the moon - te Marama.

Great I thought and I went ahead and created a pair over the next couple of days. But they were wrong.  Out of scale and I couldn't see what I needed to do to make them better.

So I decided to leave them.  I decided to let the design rest and not force it to be something it didn't want to be. On Friday morning it came to me - what I needed to do.  It was a simple fix of down sizing.  Making the original outline smaller. 

The stencils I use are hand drawn or I grab objects within easy reach of my environment.  The end of a pen to create a small circle or a $2 coin to create a perfect circle.  Eureka!!! My recycled rubber earrings came to life and to the original vision in my mind.

They are a timeless fashionable pair - black and white but opposing.

It was a really good lesson for me in patience.  Anyone who knows me, knows I am a bit impatient.  If I want something I want it now!!  At times this serves me and at times it doesn't. This time patience was my friend and I am really pleased with what I have created.

The quote by Abe Lincoln is perfect to finish on:"Good things come to those who wait, but only whats left from those who hustle!"

Posted: Monday 21 September 2020

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