Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Day of Thoughts

Do you ever wonder what a highly creative person thinks about all day? Here are some of the things that went through my mind today:

Remembering how wonderful and mysterious I used to feel when walking through swirling fog on my way to school in fifth and sixth grades.

After barely escaping a car collision by my instinctive evasive maneuvers I couldn't decide if I was lucky or attracting car accidents or making my guardian angel work overtime or if it just wasn't my time to go yet.

Getting a big kick out of finding the witchy Black Hat Society on Pinterest and realizing I'd much rather be in that than in the Red Hat Society.

Seeing a book on making primitive dolls (PRIMS) and then buying fabric and embroidery floss on the spot so I could start making her face. I named her Molly Pyewacket.

Buying super thick wooden yardsticks, not to use as measures, but to cut in pieces to use in a weaving loom.

Crocheting the center face part of a flower doll without any sort of pattern other than a photo on the Internet to go by.

Buying black cherry colored yarn because suddenly I need red accessories after seeing the Paddington Bear movie.

Finding the perfect acrylic frame to use as a mold for my gelatin printing (Gelli Printing).

Buying a set of mini stamps because they have a watch and gears and so I can use them for Steampunk resin jewelry.

Drawing a rooster and a doll on Didlr.

I'm sure I had a lot more thoughts, but alas, it is bedtime.

A Hole in the Sky

Thursday, January 1, 2015

For The Joy of It

Last night as I tried to sleep I focused on things that bring me joy. So today I've continued my mental list and decided it is time to write it down.

Memories from childhood: playing jacks, learning Chinese jump rope, Cat's cradle, tiddly winks and caroms. Oh and marbles. To this day I still love marbles. Getting a blue two wheeler for my 7th birthday and riding it all over Sandia Air Force Base in New Mexico

Memories of homeschooling two girls: Dress up days as princesses or fairies and photo shoots.
Kite flying at the beach. Going to children's museums.  Science experiments with bubbles and leaves.
Learning to draw and paint. Lucky the rabbit.

The dogs: Lolly, Margo, Gypsy, Ginger and Boo-boo

The cats: Sylvester, Inky-Dinky, Harlequin, Puff, Tigger, Crispy Critters

Our first snow of winter came on New Year's Eve.