I'd forgotten how much fun it is to play with fire. It's been a long time since I could really get all my metalsmithing stuff out and make a big ol' mess. But now that I have my very own bench, I can spread everything out, and (oh the luxury of it!) I can actually walk away without having to worry about anyone coming in and disturbing something.
This morning I made a pair of earrings; it's a shape that I've been messing around with for a long time now, with no success. But today everything just worked out. The earrings came out exactly the way I wanted them to, and the work just flowed. Don't you love it when that happens?
And now, I've got another design in mind. The first step is sitting in the pickle pot, getting all nice and clean, and I'm back in here, knowing that it's safe. No one will get pickle in their food and suffer for my art.