I have a little sad news this time. My house was flooded due to heavy rains in the January flood and even though only 2 – 3 cm of water got into my studio (and all the downstairs area of my house), I had to pack up my studio completely to avoid any potential loss. We didn’t lose much in the way of household items which is great, but we have damage to floors and walls that will require repair. My studio is clean and I can set it up again soon, but I will need to pack it up again when the builders come to fix everything at some point – this year. In no way have we been devastated like some of those houses in Bundaberg that you might have seen on tv. We have been really lucky. I just feel like we’ve moved house and have only unpacked half our stuff, so we feel a little disjointed here at the moment, but we’ll get over that pretty quick.
This means I’ve had a slow down on making beads, and it may be a little while longer before I can set the studio up to get back to making again. At the time just before the floods I was experimenting with some new shapes and colours, and I’m so keen to get back to that head space to complete my ideas.
I spent a few hours in my studio last week, pottering about, looking in boxes, finding beads (finding my headphones – yes!) and then eventually being inspired enough to make some necklaces. This was an unexpected cathartic exercise and cheered me up totally. It turned my frustration of flood clean up and temporarily losing my studio into a realisation of hope, inspiration and positive energy. I’m now looking forward to the big job of sorting and organising my studio again. Yay!
I took some photos of beads and necklaces and posted them on Instagram. I’ve managed to take some decent photos of what I’ve made so far and will post them here over the coming days. I hope you enjoy the eye candy.