to reality, can be quite a journey.  I have always wanted to learn to do metalwork and have had my share of ups and downs.  Anyone who read A Torch is a Girl’s Best Friend knows I’ve had my share of struggle with it.   I’ve gone from scared to light the torch, to daring to try a fairly complex piece for my skill level. 

I had a couple of lovely stones that inspired this piece.  Taking my cue from them, I created the sketch you see above.  Ambitious, yes – but sometimes you have to go for it.  And so I did.  Some things went well, others not so well.  I stayed determined and I am almost there.  The further I go, the more I have invested and the more I have to lose.  I have to set that aside and work from a place of confidence.