Crafty Sunday

I was so looking forward to yesterday’s clay jewelry making workshop! I had the perfect Sunday planned out, I will have my yoga class from 8:30-9:30, jewelry workshop from 10:30 – 1:30 and then meet Lira and Laurence at The Artgound by 2pm so Lira can play at maybe even catch the show there.

My yoga class went well! I tried the camel pose for the first time and my instructor said it was perfect! I did not realize that the class had extended until 10am mainly because our instructor made us do more asanas and talked about health, etc.

I went to check our mommy group chat to be greeted with messages confirming if I am at the jewelry workshop already. That’s when it hit me. The class starts at 10am. Horror of horrors! I literally RAN to my house, took the fastest shower of my life (under two minutes) and I was out of the house within 10 minutes. I took a cab, told the uncle I was in a rush (hint please drive faster) and made it to the venue, I was 40 minutes late.

I obviously did not get the most punctual student award but I guess I created pretty decent pieces considering the time that we were alloted to conceptualize and create our beads! I made two necklaces and a pair of earrings. To say that I enjoyed it is an understatement! It was super therapeutic and I have always been into arts and crafts although I wish I am more creative.

Anyway, I am already planning on what supplies I should get although I am kind of conflicted mainly because I feel that art and minimalism do not go hand in hand. I always enjoy CREATING and designing stuff but I always think that these pretty things are not essential. I can create a dozen earrings and necklaces and then what? I can give them away for sure but once I ran out of people to give it to, I will have no use for them. I will only keep a couple to keep and to use myself but I will not hoard and keep them all. That will be stressful. I am not going to be impulsive and hoard supplies. I will sit it out and see if this clay thing is just a phase and if it is, should I give in to it for now for my creative soul. That sounds tempting and seems like something I need. We’ll see. Time to show (off) my finish products!

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