Friday, August 8, 2008

What's on ...

... my design table. Fairly straight forward and simple piece, but it's taking me forever! So many interruptions throughout the day.

I'm the sort of designer who needs to have blocks of time hours and hours long to get some serious work done. Even the piece that is quick and easy and completed in minutes doesn't get started unless I feel like a have a least 2 hours to devote to design.

I wonder why that is? I seriously dislike the feeling of being rushed, but I could get so much more done if I sat down to work even if I only had 1/2 an hour to spend. My brain needs some rewiring.



I consider myself a patient person. I'm halfway to the century mark, I've raised two fully functioning members of society and have one more halfway there. I have two of the most adorable grandsons a person could want. But when it comes to things on the www, my patience wears thin relatively quickly.

Case in point, Zenzuu. It's touted to be the social network that helps you make money. The premise it that it will share with its members a nice chunk of the advertising revenue. Cool. But I don't see any advertisements. Maybe because it's still in beta? But I could live with that if it wasn't for the loooooong page load time! Every single click takes too long to load ... the landing page, the login, navigating through the site. It's driving me nuts. Each member is supposed to log in at least 30 times each month in order to get paid, but with the slow response coming from the server, I may just be a great grandmother before I get my 30 logins accomplished.

It's not my computer. It's plenty fast. It's not my connection. It's fiber optic. Maybe it's Firefox. I dunno. I suppose I should call in on the regularly scheduled conference call, but I don't have the patience!

If you're endowed with exceptional patience, feel free to check it out. Feel free to sign up under me. We can grow grayer together!

On that note, take a closer look at some detail of my new piece that just may get done BEFORE I am a great grandmother!


Tiffany said...

I feel the same way about needing to have blocks of time to design...I just can't sit down and sketch designs out. I have to do it.

The bracelet is beautiful!

ChristiS said...

This is beautiful! Your handiwork takes patience, but the patience pays off in the finished product!

JenniBeanV said...

Wow! That is going to be gorgeous! I have always been interested in learned to do some beading and make jewelry...maybe someday!

KentuckyGal said... put a lot of work into your pieces!

Miss Catt said...

Miss Hilary, you just take your time with your lovely jewelry. Have a sip of Bourbon Slush (I know you have Miss Catt's recipe) once in awhile and you won't worry so much about the time.

My, you are a talented lady - your jewelry is quite beautiful! This necklace was look smashing with a certain hat Miss Catt has in mind...

Rayne said...

So gorgeous!