Ways to pass the time

The past few months I have made it a point to take one whole weekend day (if possible) and devote it to creative things – whether I’m gearing up for a craft show, adding to my Mercari shop, or simply decompressing – you can find me covered in glue and random pieces of fabric, minding my own business.

I get into ruts with things. Although saying that has a negative connotation, I don’t feel it’s negative at all. I get “stuck” on a certain type of craft because I’m either having a blast with it or just feel compelled to make more of whatever it is.

This time around, I’m in a weird glass art rut.

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A plain clear glass vase. I textured and painted the hell out of it.
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I was having a day where I felt lonely when I made this – maybe that’s why it’s very simple and a blue/grey color. Again, it started off as clear glass.
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This one is my latest and it’s still under construction. Started off as clear glass.

I like how weird they are – how they went from something plain and super ordinary to buck-wild. I love how art uses a different part of your brain. Between my job and my family, I’m in “go mode” a lot. Creating things, as weird as they may be, helps soothe and calm. It helps me relax. It is a sort of meditation. Art therapy is real.

I will ride the weird glass art wave until I get bored. In the meantime, I am considering setting up an Etsy shop just for these types of projects. I saved myself a good shop name but I have not done anything with it yet. The last time I had an Etsy shop, I found it difficult to navigate and to keep track of all the fees associated with selling. Because I’m under no time constraint whatsoever, I can take my time and learn about SEOs and how to run a successful Etsy shop…if I decide that’s what I really want to do.

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