I have good days and bad days since my mother's unexpected passing. The "immediate must do activity" is over and it's back to picking up your life. I try not to think too far ahead. Like to the other dreadful things to follow, like dealing with her house and personal possessions.
I haven't been motivated to play anything since re-subscribing to EQ2. I think about playing and am excited about building my Wizards' Sactum. At the end of the day when it comes down to it, I'm just too drained. It would take me longer to log in and get started than my current attention span. I've also slacked off lots on sewing for the same reason. Well that and the fact of using a sewing machine with your mind wondering leads to lots of nasty little injuries like the couple I'm sporting now.
What has wrangled more of my attention recently is creating wire wrapped rings. I'd already experimented with button rings as part of crafting in real life. Expanding into wire wrapped has revealed even more avenues of creativity. The real boon is that a ring can be started and completed in an hour or less, which is about all the enthusiasm I can muster some evenings. In a small burst of crafting expression I created two rings based on sci-fi fictional settings - one MMO and one television series.
Rose of New Eden
Rose of New Eden is based on EVE Online and the characteristics that draw me back to that game in cycles. I miss the striking contracts of its stark beauty, darkness, serenity and lurking danger. EVE is as simple as or as complex as, its beholder. Finishing this ring reminded me of the serial fiction I'd started here, "Shadows of New Eden". More than adding to the storyline, I've become intrigued by the idea of creating a ring named, Red Alice.
Inara Serra III, Firefly Inspired
I worship Firefly and Serenity. This is an upgrade to an earlier ring I created. This version uses a Swarovski pearl and includes an insert band for more impact. I could totally see this as her wedding ring.
Am I crazy to be fashioning rings after sci-fi settings and/or characters? I certainly could be insane. But it was fun and in the end, I have two real-life items to appreciate.
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