Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This is how I roll.

I had such high hopes when I set this blog up. Isn’t that what the new year and resolutions are for? To get you excited about change? It worked. I was stoked. I was gonna be mad creatin’. I was going to take the artsy-craftsy blog world by storm with my innovative ideas and cool projects. That was going to be MY page people were following from CraftStylish and OnePrettyThing.


The reality of my high hopes and day dreams is that I’ve had a really awesome Blog Roll for the past month. It’s time to be honest. (As if my lack of posts isn’t enough to prove the obvious.) All I’ve been doing with my blog is visiting it so I can follow my hyperlinks to other people’s blogs. People who are actually doing stuff. And being creative. Just. Like. Me.


I have been doing some creative stuff. Correction. I have been making plans to do some creative stuff. Sure there was the jazzy denim yarn I made. I’m still tweaking it, though, so I can’t even put a hatch mark for that in the “Completed” column. I have plans to do a tutorial on it, if I can keep from talking myself out of it because it is so time-intensive. There might be someone out there who would like to give it a try, though, so hopefully my internal voice will be quiet for once.

I did complete a project today, but it’s one of those projects you don’t want to have to do. My son’s mouse Pearl died yesterday. Her sister Diamond predeceased her by a few months. (That’s right. Diamond and Pearl. Yes, I am still living in 1991.) I spent yesterday afternoon affixing faux pearls and rhinestones to the lid of a round wooden box I painted black. By this afternoon the Diamond Glaze had dried, so I tied a velvet ribbon around the edge of the lid (to cover the inevitable DG drips). Now Diamond and Pearl will have a final resting place befitting their place in our hearts. It’s amazing how much joy two tiny little creatures can bring to your world. Conversely, it’s also amazing how much sorrow you feel at their passing.

I did do one thing that makes no sense for someone who can’t post on the two blogs she already has. I started another blog! Through Goddess of the Mailboxen I hope to bring a little joy into other people’s worlds, one envelope at a time. I also try to post about other ways people can get cool stuff in the mail. When I was little I had this awesome book with all of these cool things you could send self addressed stamped envelopes away for, and they’d send you something back, usually for free. I abso-frickin’-lutely LOVED that book, and treasured every little thing I received, be it denim patch or whoopee cushion. I have not actually looked forward to checking the mail for quite some time, and since I do not relish feeling like a freak of nature, I assume other people feel the same way. I guess I’m just trying to share the love and bring back some of that magic from days long ago. Go visit the Goddess and getcha’ something good.

I have a long list of projects that I am going to start to tackle. There’s the doily scarf I found on Dollar Store Crafts and the several different Valentine’s Day crafts that have piqued my interest. I also have the top part of the jeans I used for my denim yarn that I want to turn into a purse, and of course, there’s the Sudoku “quilt” I have yet to finish up that was part of my mom’s Christmas present. Please don’t even get me started on cleaning up my studio (Yes, I actually have my own studio space, and I still can’t manage to get any creative stuff done!).

While I try to get my mojo back, I’ll be sharing the journey as I can. So for those one or two of you who have found your way here, keep coming back. That’s what a Blog Roll is for, right?

1 comment:

  1. Aww, don't be so hard on yourself!! I for one would love to see the denim yarn tute. I know writing tutorials can really be time-intensive!

    I think you are expecting too much of yourself and it's paralyzing!! Just sit down for 20 minutes a day and do something. Make sure to take pictures (or at least one picture!). If it's simple, even better... just put the 1.2.3. instructions and bam, it's a tutorial!