I know all you lovely blog readers out there are looking for hard-hitting travel stories. I know its what you want because if I were at home reading this thing, I’d want them, too! I know… but I’m sorry, I just don’t have them right now. Heck, the only travelling I seem to be doing is on the train from home to work! But, it shouldn’t stop me from writing. 🙂
In my travel life, there has been a countless number of times where I’ve met people, said goodbye, unpacked my stuff, and packed it up again. I love the thrill of heading somewhere new, but lately, the feeling of being grounded has struck a very strong chord. And, since I feel comfortable in Sydney, I’ve decided to take advantage and do what I can to make it feel more than a temporary home… yet again.
In doing so, I signed up for a silver jewelry making course at a local community college. It’s only once a week, but it rocks beyond all belief. Basically, I get to take a flat piece of sheet silver, saw it into fun shapes, heat it up with a blow torch and then form it into wearable art. I. heart. this. class.
I easily feel like the black sheep of design when it comes to this group. While all the other girls in the class are striving for chic accessories they saw in the popular magazines, I’m thinking on a different level.
Anyone who really knows me, knows I have an obsession for rings – big, chunky, and loud rings. I used to have an online business where I would sell beautiful, large glass rings, some of which I liked to give galactic names to. Maybe its something about the thought of space, and all the possibilities out there, that draws me to it. It’s like a fantasy-world, so when I see a ring with a name like “Milky Way” or “Supernova”, it gives me the same feeling as I get when thinking about travelling. And, it wasn’t until taking this class that I realized its extent, but, apparently, I’m a sucker for rings and astronomy.