I do believe that something goes terribly wrong with the time space continuum when I walk down to the studio. There is a hole in the fabric that keeps the hours, minutes and seconds in order right at the doorway ( and yes, we are a family of geeks). I enter the studio at 7:30 pm and start to look for inspiration, clean up a little (okay, very little), move some things around and start to feel the groove. I have ideas in my head and they are starting to come together. Man this is awesome! I look down and I have 6 new pair of earrings and an amazing necklace that I made in no time..............WHAT? It's 3:30 in the morning? No way, I just came down here.  

Twenty years ago, hell even ten years ago this was no problem. Four hours of sleep was more than enough to get me by. But not now. I am not pretty on four hours of sleep. I am really not even human on four hours of sleep. Six is pushing it for me. How does this happen? Why can't I work like that during the day? 

When we get a little bit tired the walls start to come down, logic gets a little loose and creativity starts to flow. We are open to new ways of looking at things and maybe a little less likely to follow the rules. The result can be amazing. New shapes, color combinations and ways to put it all together happen. And I love when all that happens........but why does it have to be at 3:30 in the morning?

This is a result of a very late night, or early morning, depending on how you look at it.

The first pair of mermaids!