Wednesday, March 6, 2013


 this is a piece of a mixed media necklace I made recently

That is the thing I guess I always have in the back of my mind...measuring up. How about you? Even though I say it doesn't matter, I find myself measuring and comparing myself to others all the time, and I am trying and working to release myself from this thought. I think it is self destructive, and as I speak out loud now I am reminding myself to go back to my motto this year, and that is to try my best. That, I know I am doing. I am curious to know how everyone else handles the self criticism and self induced guilt...or are you free of this, and how do you do it?!!! I am trying.

 Believe me when I say I did not stage these two photos! This is my workmat, and I am winding down what has been a feverish pitch of working these past few days getting ready for a showing. Phew!

Thanks for stopping by, and sharing your comments, stories, and friendship!


Eila said...

Nice work and fine idea:)

suziqu's thread works said...

Love these random shots.
Just keep creating from the heart and the rest doesn't matter!
Sending hugs Sharon,

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi Sharon! Nice to hear about you! I´m not the best blogger/commentator either...
Your jewelleries are always so beautiful and creative!
And I have to told you, that my younger daughter just started her studies to become a silversmith.
Have a lovely week!

steufel said...

Definitely not free of that. I guess the only thing we can do is trying...And that worktable - could be mine:-)

maryharding said...

Love your worktable pics. The measuring up stuff is always worth fighting off.Remember they are only thoughts and if you tell them to buzz off they don't feel as welcome and after awhile they will find another place to go. But oh, the agony when they come.

Caterina Giglio said...

you are so unique and special, no one can comare... :D

Alice said...

I don't think it's bad to compare yourself to others as that can be a good way to grow, as long as it doesn't go too far and work the opposite.

Your bead table looks a lot like mine. I see some pretty stuff there! Good luck on your showing!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Just let your work be true to itself. There is only one you!

Dorthe said...

Dearest Sharon,
me --I try ,too- not being that good at it alwayes, but getting older and better !
And you sweet friend, are so true to yourself and your special creations,-you don`t need to compare or meassure
as you can beautifully stand on your own, and be so proud of what you create,------ but I know it is difficult not to think those thoughts now and then!

I had to click your photoes bigger to see it all ,:-) looks wonderful filled with great materials -and the first photo, so exiting it going to the show? I wish you much luck, my dear!
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Terri said...

Hello Sharon,
Great to see what you are working on! All those goodies! And your Measuring Up necklace (?) looks fab from the little peek we got.
I think we all compare ourselves, even if we don't realize it.
We only need to be good enough for our own selves...for our own true Self. That's it. Period. (and I need to remind myself of this regularly lol!)
Keep on expressing yourself : )

Marilyn Rock said...

Sharon; if you create for you and not feeling as if you have to please others - it might help. Once I kicked in to just creating art that comes from my heart - it helped me get rid of the inner critique. You are so talented and creative - there isn't anything you cannot do. xo

Corrine at said...

I lve seeing a bit of chaos on your workmat. I always think of you as so organized....great piece. I hope your show is AmaZinG! Everything will fly out of your booth! xox

Barb said...

Fantastic necklace, luv it!

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Very pretty stuff. We love to see how passionate you are about jewelry, as we share this same passion. Whether it's high-end jewelry or handmade jewelry from home, we can always appreciate the love as well as hard work that goes into crafting jewelry!

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