Weather didn’t cooperate to let me take pics today, hopefully tomorrow. But I finished a major, long-term beading project, a bracelet, that I’ve been working on off and on for… eep, a considerable time now. In part because it’d sit while other things took priority or I was still trying to figure out what pieces it still needed, how to attach the clasp, how long – a whole bunch of things. But the latest bunch of beads I got had some colors that fit perfectly, I finished more triangle pieces, and with the persistent bad weather the past couple days I had time to sit down and finish piecing it together. Complete with an extra row of beads allllll around the edge to tie it together, and a whole bunch of finishing knots. Wove stuff in, clipped the thread – and thud.
It’s the best word I have to describe what happens in my head when a long-term project is finally done. The world seems to go sideways a bit, and there’s an odd silence in my brain. Like I’d been ignoring a jackhammer or a bunch of chattering conversations, until they finally stopped.
(Without caffeine, I may even fall asleep. I’m definitely tempted.)
If it’s a word-based project, a story for example, then my brain is pretty much blank for a few days. Generally it’s no good to even try to write then. Better to catch up on reading, organizing notes, etc. Give it two, three days, and the bunnies will wake up again.
This was a bead-based project, so editing Seeds should still work fine. And I’d picked out some colors for a known earring design, so that should also work fine. But there’s no way I’m going to try a new earring design for a bit. My brain just wouldn’t cooperate.
Anyone else familiar with the thud? 😉