This might sound stupid in more than one way, but whenever an idea starts to take root in my head, with it comes this weird worry (initially vague and increasingly panicky) that the more I focus on and form the idea, the more it becomes part of the air around me and takes off on its own – to float around in the atmosphere and whisper in the ear of anyone who will listen.
In a hippy-dippy way – I guess I worry that it becomes part of some sort of collective unconscious.
In a more logical way – I guess I worry that a news event or topical story may have sparked the notion in more minds than my own.
Either way, my most basic concern is always that someone else will get around to it before I do. Sometimes I feel like I should keep my mouth shut and just get to work; other times I want a date-stamped account of my intentions – LOOK HERE! I had this idea at 1: 52 exactly!
Today, I’m just too excited to wait until I have the first piece done before I blab.
What began as a sketch for a fireweed bracelet has pushed beyond the boundaries of Yukon. I’m starting a collection of Canadian cuffs – each of the 13 will bear the flower of one of our provinces or territories.
Oh my, my it’s going to be good! Maybe I’ll keep them all. Maybe I’ll move on to official birds next! Maybe I’m especially psyched for Saskatchewan’s gorgeous western red lily!
Maybe I should breathe and cut a piece of leather?
* I went searching Google images certain I would find something like this for Canada, but only found this sweet US map. Could someone please do this for the great white north?
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