Getting Off The Learning Treadmill
When we’re at school and university it’s like we think we’ll feel relieved once the barrage of information and learning stops, that life will be so much more pleasant once we can stop learning all the time.
Ha, what an idiot I was to think such a thing! Not only does the pace of learning pick up once you start working (at least that’s how it was for me) but every so often you find that picking up a new skill enhances your life so much that you just keep wanting to learn more stuff!
Anyway, getting back to the point, working with my hands to create jewellery is a skill that I really enjoy and am grateful for (obviously I still have a ways to go). It lets me make little gifts like these moss agate earrings for my mum. I made a necklace using these beautiful little briolettes and micro-faceted rondelles a while back and I always meant to make her matching earrings. Well here they are. They’re a beautiful colour green and I hope she’ll like them. I like sending gifts that are not expected, a bit like happy unbirthday gifts.