Thursday, November 6, 2008

I've had lots of time to sit and think these last few weeks, while working in my studio. Normally I sit and listen to classical music while I create. An old habit from the days when I was studying towards my nursing degree. Classical music calms my soul and it almost become a white noise, as I tend to hit the repeat button, and the same tracks will play endlessly. I reach a stage where my hands work on auto pilot, my mind elsewhere.

For some time I wanted to change the path that I am on. Do not get me wrong in thinking that I want to stop Lampwork! Not in the least, only a change in what I am doing. As much as I love creating jewelry, I realise that I need to expand my horisons, and look at new ways of incorporating my beads into different types of articles. I know that any new path would not be me creating the wheel, as I am sure that just about everything out there has been done hundreds of times already.

Please check out my blog in the following months, as I would for sure show my new ideas here!

Secondly, I had been totally overwhelmed by the total kindness of people these last few days. Thank you to every one that had sent me kind words!

When I made a boo-boo of humangous world altering proportions last week, I was initially sickened by what I saw happening on one of my favourite web sites. A lot of soulsearching happened on this side of Mother Earth, and I decided to supply all the information about this sad topic on the web. A partial bit of what I had e-mailled to someone, was re-printed in a manner that distorted my original intentions. I will accept responsibility to be 'die vark in die verhaal' (direct translation: be the pig in the story) if I am guilty. But this time I do not believe deep down in my heart that I had done anything wrong (excluding the fact that I had E-mailed someone who, although her e-mail adress is readily available, does not want contact with strangers).


angelinabeadalina said...

Diana, I cannot see you being the pig in any story. I have an idea from your last paragraph where I could find the drama, and I have glanced over some of the posts in it. But, you know what? I changed my "location" on my profile from "southern Illinois" to "waybeyondgivingashitaboutunimportantstuff" earlier this summer because I'm tired of all the pettiness and drama that some people seem to crave. (continued next comment)

angelinabeadalina said...

(continued) Unfortunately, there is a lot of pettiness in the world, and a lot of disagreement about what is selfish and what is self-protection. Since it isn't likely that we will all ever completely agree, you would think we could all just get along. . .probably won't ever happen that way, though, because we are, after all, human. So, my solution is to just go melt glass and enjoy it-- You make beautiful glass! Concentrate on the joy you get from that and try to ignore the rest :) Hugs, Ang

Diana Ferreira said...

Thank you Angelina, I cannot explain how much the support from lots of people has helped me.

And thank you for saying I make nice beads! I really get the biggest kick out of sitting so close to danger and create.

You know I am a fan of you beauties too!

Laurie said...

This is a beautiful bead and you don't have to worry about anything else. I'm fully aware of the 'drama' and I can understand your current frustration, but you shouldn't let it get to you.
You don't need anyone's permission to create so you just keep making gorgeous beads and let the rest take care of itself!

Ramblings of a lunatic mom and lampworker said...

Don't let them get you down. Keep on your path. Your glass is beautiful and I cannot wait to see in which direction you take it.

Michelle (who should try and spend more time melting glass) LOL