I'm making jewelry these days (will need to write a prequel post about that), and was looking for some Edgar Allan Poe-related cabochons. Stumbled upon some Alice stuff and...fell down a rabbit hole. wink
Didn't remember this quote, but apparently it was also memorialized in the movie starring Johnny Depp:
When we're in transition, we may often question our "muchness".
Some may look at me and think "Why in the world would she give up Tarot writing? She was good at it!"--and think I've lost my "muchness". (Those who know me well know that I have lots of reasons to do so...)
And to be honest, I think that's one reason I procrastinated from retiring from Tarot.
Who would I be without my Tarot writing? I mean, I've spent over a decade "doing" Tarot--teaching it, reading it, writing about it, podcasting about it and so on.
And honestly, these days, I don't have any interests in writing...anything. Except this blog.
Who would I be without my...writing? I'm a writer, right?
Instead, I'm rather enthralled with creating jewelry and making things with vintage buttons (beads are now becoming a bit of an obsession).
I'm not doing it to make money (even though we have our Chez Boyer Etsy Shop), even though I've made a few bucks. (As if I entered into the world of Tarot--and stayed there for a decade--to become Money Bags Boyer. Ha!)
In fact, my favorite pieces are made just for myself.
As a writer in the modern age, I've been indoctrinated by publishing folks to "write for the market" (or, at least, know who your market is--which then begs the question: why? Well, to sell to them...that's why!).
I know of a few trends in jewelry--but I'm not interested in most of it. I want to create cool stuff...just because.
Like, right now.
I'm making an It's Not Easy Being Green charm bracelet. Noah says it's like an Emerald City-inspired piece--but although I have some Oz charms, this one won't have any on it. Rather, it's a collection of cool green findings--and green vintage buttons--that I'm assembling in bracelet form.
For me, in this moment, I'm much more muchier than I've been in a long time.
And that muchness has nothing to do with the appearance of outward accomplishment--and it sure as hell has nothing to do with the opinions of others.
By the way, I happen to have quite a few Alice in Wonderland charms and findings, so...stay tuned.