Exactly one week ago today, I assembled the past design for the new line. And since that day I have barely been able to left my head off the pillow. Last night I was exploring Netflix for a new tv series to watch in my studio, when I found myself tilting a bit more every few minutes until I just gave up and reclined on the couch for the rest of the night. After two engrossing episodes of Bones (the winner for my next marathon) where I was enthralled with how similar the Deschanel sisters sound, I dragged myself to bed. While shutting off all the studio lights and chastising myself for not working my usual late hours, I stopped to think about why I couldn’t muster up the energy to work. Prone to depression, I ran down my own mental health check list to figure out what was going on. Let’s see…I have a few not perfectly happy things going on in my life right now, but we all normally do and that’s not the cause. I have been doing my best to fit in some exercise each week, and could do more but at least am doing some…so that’s not it. I have spent a good deal of time with both friends and loved ones this week, so I’m not feeling isolated and alone. I have a bunch of huge and exciting projects in the works, that should be making me feel elated…so it has to be strong enough to affect that. That’s when I had my a-ha! moment and realized that I had just finished the new jewelry line and the unavoidable post design blues has set in. I have no idea why, but every single time I finish a collection this happens for a week or two. The minute the tools hit the work bench for the final time, I just want to climb into bed and stay there. What is it about the creative mind that causes dips and soars? I know I’m not the only one. Well, at least the fact that I was feeling inspired enough to write about it means its on its way out…but I did enjoy some quality snuggle time with Faye all week because of it.
p.s. Did you know that the spacing rule between sentences has changed from two spaces to one? I find this oddly fascinating and a hard habit to break!