Monday, September 19, 2011

Finished UFO!

I have learnt a lesson - I should never start a whole series of things knowing I can't possibly complete them all without having other things that jump the priority queue and resulting in UFOs (Unfinished Objects) in various stages of making!  It's not just me though right?!!

This poor brooch has sat in a ½ finished state for months now before I finally found time to complete it yesterday...

And while on the subject of my ability to go off on tangents and get distracted!   I've just learnt how to add a signature to the bottom of my posts ... rather than reinvent the wheel and do a step-by-step myself, here is a link to a great 'how to' by Funky Junk Interiors (fab blog btw) in case you would like to know too :)


  1. You are not alone with the UFO's Mel. I think as artists we let our immediate ideas and inspirations take over the already existing ones. I often set about to finish something and start something completely different. Right now I have about 8 UFO's sitting on my work bench and another dozen projects in my "to do" bin of beads.

    Happy Creating xo

  2. Mel , well worth the wait, it is gorgeous! UFO's I have unfinished quilts from years back that are waiting for me to quilt. I have special basket for my UFO's that seem to grow and grow! Well done on finishing, it is awesome and hey thanks for the link for the signature x

  3. Haha, it's good to know I'm not alone Bobbie and Mel! And yes I totally agree - immediate ideas take over from existing ones with the snap of a finger!!

  4. My studio is strewn with UFOs. I think they are essential to the creative process - if you feel the need to finish things straight away sometimes they are not quite ready to be completed - you know? Then they kind of look 'wrong' so they need to be UFOs for a while... Those creations you have in the making are just beautiful! :)


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