Yesterday afternoon, with this on my mind, I spread a blanket in the sunny grass and spent two hours working on what I hope will soon become a fun tatting project for the non-tatter. Whenever I find time to focus like this, something else always happens. Another design or idea will emerge and become an irresistible distraction. This necklace was yesterday's mental space invader.
This will sound odd, but I think it was also inspired by an article I read this week called A Toast Story. It had me thinking of connections, how important they are and how even a seemingly insignificant one can change a person's path. This abstraction became an abstract shape, one with it's symmetry broken and it's connections off-kilter.
When you look at it, do you see an abstract shape? Do you see something that looks incomplete? I put the necklace on this morning and walked into our loft where my son is usually waiting to greet me. After our good mornings I asked, "How do you like my new necklace?" "It's nice," he said and then paused to consider, "but you need to continue the humps to go all the way around." I love that it gained enough of his attention for a closer look.