Yes winter has arrived, it's 3 deg C this morning and as I look out of my office window a gorgeous mist envelopes my back yard and I can only see a skeleton outline of the trees beyond. I'm about to jump in the car and head for the gym before I start my day in the studio.
Exercise is only something I have recently embraced, not through choice but necessity. Years of sitting at the jewellers bench have taken it's toll on my back, not that it was in great shape to start with. So, armed with my trusty towel to separate me from the delightful sweat of others and my water bottle, (just in case I work up a sweat), I head off daily to try and correct the problems of years of neglect. If it was not for the fact that it is working, I probably would not be so diligent.
The best part is I'm able to do more, make more jewellery and go for walks without my back aching.
So here is the result of my hard labor, both in the gym and at the bench.
A lovely handmade, from mostly recycled sterling silver and copper, brooch I've named "Two Flowers".
Don't forget to visit my website, www.beatrixmol.com , if you would like to see more of the fruits of my labor.