27 March 2010


'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 - 


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

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

  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. :)

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

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

  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...

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

  14. How did this work out for you??


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