This is a recent 100 (or so) word story that I published on medium.com. I've been writing 100 words every day to learn to push past waiting to be inspired and then trying to craft perfect sentences. I'm enjoying it like crazy.
I’m a metalsmith and jewelry maker. I like the design process as much as the execution, but my approach is more get-an-idea, make-a-quick-sketch, begin execution. I’m not drawn to precision or perfect balance. My sketches are guides; often the materials end up speaking for themselves.
Take today for instance. I took a nap. A Sunday habit from childhood. I woke up with a simple earring design in my head. Brass circle laminated with partial copper circle, laminated with partial sterling silver circle. Dome. Polish. Done. Pretty!
This is what happened.
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Hi, I'm Donna. Long time artisan/creative. Full time work in nonprofit world. Mother of two adult sons. Currently, also mother of two cats.
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Write 100 words, take a nap and share your mantra
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