New Year

It’s the new year and I can’t believe how fast 2018 disappeared into the past.  I’m only in my late 30’s and already the time seems to vanish when I’m not looking.  My babies are no longer babies!  I’ve heard that as you get older the time just goes faster and faster.  I can’t imagine what it will be like when I’m 70!   Blink and it’s over?

Okay!  Enough of that.  I had zombie apocalypse bad dreams last night and I think it is coloring my mood this morning.  I’m just so glad that the winter break (and extra week of vacation) is over and we can get back to our regular schedules.  It feels like crazy town here from Halloween to the second week of January.  We did it to ourselves though, this year.  Two weeks of winter vacation from school and the another when we took the baby kids to Hawaii for the first time last week. Lucky ducks.  I didn’t make it to Hawaii until I was 21 and got stationed there while I was in the Navy.

They’re not this little anymore. 

They’re not this little anymore. 

I’ve been busy making new bands, textures and curving.  I would really like to make some wider bands, but they’re expensive to make in gold just for the fun of it. So I might make a big stack of different textures in silver.  I think that would be satisfying! 

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New designs always get me so excited!  I have a 3 stone ring with some custom cut baguettes in the works this week.  I’m debating textures or minimalist smoothness. I don’t know what to do! I know lots of people who want to win the lottery so they can stop working.  I want to win the lottery so I can make all of the designs I have stacked up as wax models and digital files.  It would be an endless parade of yellow gold, punctuated by platinum and black ruthenium accents.   Heaven!

Okay! It’s off to work.  So looking forward to getting back into a good rhythm!

Greetings from Kauai.  

Greetings from Kauai.  

Justine CollinsComment