Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Art Every Day Month

When I first read about Art Every Day Month last year I thought it was such a great idea to get your creative juices moving and to give your artistic impulses a place where they can be shared with other people who also have wonderful creations to share.  So this year I decided to commit to creating something every day during the month of November.

To help me with my task, I am borrowing from Sarah Bush, whose blog Make Great Stuff I have admired for some time.  Sarah has been promoting her 20-Minute Technique as a way to help us creative types to actually get down to work, even if for only twenty minutes at a time.

So, I set my timer for twenty minutes and I went to work making the earrings pictured above.  I had just gotten the black Swarovski crystal pearls, and I was looking for a way to use them.  I paired them up here with red aventurine beads.  It took slightly more than my allotted twenty minutes to make these earrings, but that's okay.  And by the time I finished with the photography, a collateral creative process that frequently bogs me down, it was about an hour later.  But that's okay, too.

As soon as I get the opportunity I will be posting these earrings for sale at my Etsy shop.