during the storm i struck on an idea that i thought was a really good one. i worked on it for hours. i worked late into the night and then went right back to work in the morning. about twenty minutes in i asked myself "what the heck are you doing?!" at that specific point in time i was sanding polymer like a maniac, thru several grits (320, 400, 600)...and i hate excessive hand sanding. the unpleasantness of the task at hand snapped me back to reality. i had been madly making polymer lucky-stone beads. like these, except there are LOTS more....
ummmm, what a bad idea. lucky stones are, well, lucky...and they're stones. these are lame and a pain in the tuchus (that IS how you spell it- i looked it up on obsessivejew.com) to sand. i think i was missing little cranberry, ME, where finding the REAL stones is more a matter of attentiveness than luck!
while looking on google images for some beachy scenes of little cranberry i came upon this image....these buoys look VERY familiar. (it's a lovely photo, by dana moos and the one above is a cropped version of a beautiful photo by paul andrew)
so i abandoned those and got back to work on this...it's coming along, although the lighting in my kitchen at night does not do it justice. when i finish stringing it, i'll take it outside for a photo shoot.