What reading materials are on your nightstand?

As much as I would love to read a good mystery or biography, I have to admit that my bedtime reading is more of the technical nature.  Being constantly busy in the studio, it’s the one time I can actually get around to reading my “How To” books, peruse jewelry making catalogs, and catch up on the magazines I subscribe to that feature polymer and metal clay.  Lately, I’ve been interested in learning more about glass fusing and bead making.  It’s something my kilns and torches are capable of handling.  But these books will be replaced with others soon.  I’ve come to the conclusion that for now, I am so deep into metalsmithing, metal clay, seed beading, and working in mixed media…why would I even entertain the thought of buying more materials for a new medium?  I guess it’s just because I want to do everything!  I need at least one hundred more years of life to do everything I want to do.  And, frankly, that may not be enough time!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on March 11, 2012.

4 Responses to “What reading materials are on your nightstand?”

  1. I feel the same way, Barbara. I a, always saying, I sure hope I live long enough to do all of the (beading and polymer clay) projects I have in my head!

    It sounds like you just like learning new things!


  2. I am getting a new keyboard…this one is wireless and I am getting so tired of all of the mistakes IT makes!!


  3. I’d love to have some books about DOING things on my night stand but I can’t bear it any more- just novels & stories about real science, no crafting. My anticipation of needing a hundred years more to craft and learn is gone. No income, no hope, no materials, no learning. I can’t get away from it. Living day-to-day and trying not to think of all the things I am missing isn’t working out either- how can I get back my enthusiasm? You seem to be having fun- any clues?


  4. I think having a positive additude is of paramount importance and affects every aspect of one’s life.


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