Friday, May 2, 2014

The Procrastination Poem

2014 Ugly Necklace Sneak Preview

The 2014 Ugly Necklace contest is coming to a close just a few short months away, and I can’t wait to see all of this year’s finalists. I had a great time challenging myself to make something even uglier than last time, and I added some elements this year that are way out of my comfort zone. It was a blast!

If you’re not familiar with the contest, you can check out some of the past entries at Land of Odds. Entering an ugly necklace design also involves writing a poem to go with it, adding a little extra challenge and fun to the process. Since I used UnFinishedObjects to create my 2012 entry, I wrote a poem about the rush to make new things and avoid all that extra stuff that comes with beading, like picking out stitches on failed experiments. I think a lot of beaders can relate!


Tick Tock

The end of another day comes
and there are still

ten ideas

ten projects

ten attempts to be made

Tick Tock

The clock says
It's time to clean up
put things away
and frog that mess you made

But the beads say
Start something new

Tick Tock

Tomorrow there will be time
to fix and fuss and undo

Today is for

that pattern

those beads

that necklace


And that new stitch

Tick Tock

Just run a string through that mess
and call it a day

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