No art. It has been drier than Tatooine around here for art lately. (10 points if you got the Star Wars reference) I am not blocked per se, but I do think that moving shop has messed up all the good habits I had constructed to support myself in regularly making art, and since all the crafting has been satisfying the creative itch I have had no motivation to form new habits yet. BUT I have signed/am about to sign up for two art courses:
The lovely & talented Willowing (AKA Tam) is offering a free course on art & healing. Almost 700 students already! I am fascinated to see how it all plays out.
And Julie & Chris have recently announced "Texture Town" and it looks amazing! My type of thing to a tee, and exactly what I need to get the painting flowing again
So expect more art soon.
In the meantime craftiness has abounded. I feel like I am on the clock with the madness of signing up for 2 art classes in addition to the Christmas Zine and all the prep for the Potter party, along with the full on hustle of my hectic day to day (unbusy has rather gone out the window lately). So I am trying to knock as many things off my project list as possible right now.
The making of these boxes had a directly inverse relationship to the making of the wands on the ol' E fun-o-meter. In other words, it was awful! (grrr, @#%*) As soon as a project requires exact measurements and careful cutting I burn with impatience! I tried so hard to be adult and meticulous about it, but alas I am all thumbs and dyscalculia, and created one flaw after the next. Still if you squint a bit, the overall effect is pretty good, and they will make an integral addition to our party cosplay. (can't say yet because of spoilers, but oh the plans we have!!) And they are done. Checkmark on the list. Cheers and back pats all round.
These were much easier. I knocked them out yesterday in between laundry, supper, homework and driving kids around. The instructions were also from dadcando.com (except for the wings which I modified), and all went well except for the visual/spatial reasoning issues creeping up on me again (mirror image, quoi?!). But perfection is not the goal, right?
Just getting started on it. A couple more HP projects and then I dig in in earnest. And Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend (there are expectations of pumpkin AND apple pie), and Halloween is also just around the corner (apparently I am making 2 zombie costumes?), plus there's the real work to be gotten done, window sills, garage door and deck needs painting, house messy as hell, 2 boys who need a vast and ever changing variety of things, a husband who has been ill....
*runs off in search of paper bag to breath into*
I will manage it. I always do somehow, and I am not giving up the things that make me happy, like the art classes and the crazy OTT party! I guess that's my ode to unbusy. My time is full to busting, but a big part of that is at least my own choosing. Now, off the computer and to work.
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