you should see the flow-chart slash mind-map slash to-do list I have created for myself. It is pure insanity! But now that all the bullet points are down on paper (and in the phone to beep reminders at me) I’m feeling much more peaceful.
I spent the better part of today applying to a handful of holiday shows…all very last minute mind you, so of course there will be a mega crunch of making things. It’s okay though. I tend to be more creative and prolific in my making when there is a deadline looming and a mile-high stack of things that needs doing at the same time.
This week will be spent making all the goodies I volunteered to make for my brother’s wedding: drawing/inking a robot wedding coloring sheet, cutting out a few wooden robot action figures, making a dozen or so little resistor butterflies, sewing a couple little robot softies and making a foamy flower arrangement. Mixed in with all the robot business I’ve got piles of half finished sheet metal magnets (Halloween themed!), enameled components waiting to be assembled into awesome jewelry (it’s awesome in my head anyway…) and some fiber/fabric projects to work on too.
Of all the work I need to do/make/finish, I am most excited about the doll make-over I dreamed up a couple days ago. Six or seven years ago I made a giant doll, she’s probably three feet tall, maybe four? Currently she has a simple face made up of button eyes and a skeleton key for a nose and mouth. I made her a dress that Laura Ingalls Wilder would’ve killed for. She is clutching a stuffed heart made from antique quilt bits. When I made her a million years ago, I loved her. And now I don’t. She’s been sitting on a chair above my credenza in the ‘puter loft for a couple years now collecting dust and the time has come for her to have a facelift and a makeover. I am going to turn her into a Catrina calavera complete with a painted and embroidered mask, silk flowers in her hair (when I decide how I’m going to do her hair) and a fancy new dress. I haven’t been this pumped about a project in a long time! Pictures to come in the next couple of days!