27 March 2010

giddy

'i am giddy. expectation whirls me round.
the imaginary relish is so sweet
that it enchants my sense.'
~ william shakespeare

if you read this blog AT ALL, you know that giddy is not a feeling i often experience... i am more low key than this... in fact, this feeling has me a bit nervous... my chest is pounding and my hands are shaky... i cannot remember which experiment it was, but i have felt this one other time (have to think on this)... 

erin at treasures found is having another challenge - a dr. seuss inspired challenge! there is no way i am missing it... all month i have been thinking on it... even ordered a book from ebay - because cutting into books borders on the sacrilegious for me and i wouldn't cut up any of my treasures anyway... i have been sketching and making notes... so then, i became so invested that i was afraid to start it... i have visions in my head of what i hope it will become... 

having realized that i was doing my usual avoidance in the face of fear thing, i decided yesterday to just start... (doesn't hurt that i also realized it was already the 26th!)... got the chain made... paddles... and then found pictures in the book... this project has the potential to be one of those where i lose track of time, offer the kids cereal for dinner & allow them to stay up too late... 

today i did resin and got the etched pieces ready... using a technique of deryn mentock's from step by step wire february/march, i felt a little more in control of the paper... of course, i won't know until it dries... but i am hopeful... am i really having this much fun? the keith o'connor beads i needed another set of are sold out, so that has me a little disappointed... but it will work out... it always does... 

'if you never did you should.
these things are fun and fun is good.'
~ dr. seuss (theodor seuss geisel)

thank you erin, for encouraging the fun... this is really, REALLY good for me - 

14 comments:

  1. I got a book for the occasion too!!! "Fox in Socks." Can't wait to see the finished piece:D

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  2. OMG - That looks awesome already! Those components are fabulous and so colorful! I can't wait to see the final product!

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  3. Sounds like great fun I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

    What you said about cereal for dinner and letting the kids stay up late put a very knowing smile on myface, a very knowing smile. Sometimes creativity can't be put on hold and life simply has to wait. :)

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  4. I love cereal (or pancakes) for dinner! It's a refreshing change and you need to feed YOUR muse!

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  5. Oh My oh my. I anxiously await the finished results. This challenge looks very intriguing. Dr. Seuss and resin??? Happy creating...

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  6. I too had to smile. We all get caught up from time to time in a project that we are happily engrossed in...:-) And it sounds like this Dr. Seuss piece is just the project to inspire you! I can't wait to see it!! And thanks to the link the the Keith O'Connor beads - I had not seen them before and I really like the colors! I'd love to try Deryn's technique one day soon...
    Cindy

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  7. what fun! can't wait to see the finished piece.
    i wish i could join in, but i know i can't with all the work i have to do. i'm sitting here reading my fav blogs and folding together cardboard corners for our artwork. we still have a lot of packing to do.

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  8. You put a smile on my face!! Can't wait to see what you have done - I know it will be fabulous!!!

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  9. It is so great to see your work surface and the project in the works! Congratulations on getting started! That's always the hardest part.

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  10. Oh, this is so cool, I can't wait to see the finished pieces!! They are going to be awesome!

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  11. I am catching up on some blogs and imagine that! You are sharing your process with the Inspired by challenge! I am so thrilled at all the fun that is going on...the challenge is the thing! I love the direction that you are headed.... and that you would never cut up a book... I am very intrigued to see what you come up with... and you still have three days! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  12. I can't wait to see what you're doing with these. That looks like so much fun!

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  13. Ohhhhh! I'm so excited! You are doing it! You courageous woman, you!

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