I have been working on a very late birthday present up until Friday, when I decided to do my end of year (yeah, I do the end of year stuff in January) filing, which was preceded by needing desperately to clean. This urge was, of course, precipitated by my inability to find something…. I need a better organizational system. The archeological method isn’t working for me. So, Saturday was devoted to a few errands and cleaning and watching the playoff’s. The weather was beautiful, the way it is rarely before we get the next cold front blowing through. I know, Texas doesn’t really get cold, cold fronts, but this one was supposedly an arctic blast. Whenever one of these fronts starts dipping down, it drags moisture up from the gulf, which, IF WE ARE VERY LUCKY, results in a little bit of rain. The big thing it does, is make everything cloudy and gloomy. So, Saturday was a great picture day, if I hadn’t been cleaning that is. I did take a few minutes to snap these wise guys on my tree. I can almost see them “Hey, you! You wanna piece of me? Huh? You wanna piece of me?”. I think that obscure reference is from the Animaniacs, but I honestly can’t remember.
Sunday morning, I woke up with a very sore throat and a head-cold. That’s what I get for telling the girl at the hospital (long story short, sat in the ER with my Dad for a loose screw – his) that I never get sick…. I’m not getting the last laugh… So, not working on the present, because I’m not giving the recipient his germs back… Yeah, he was out Friday sick; so I’m guessing he’s the donor of the germs. Anyway, I slowly poked through cleaning up the paint studio. Again, watched the playoffs, but the first game was so bad that I spent more time in the studio than out.
I finally got space cleared enough that I could work and decided to try out a vague idea for a pin doll. Even in my mentally challenged state, I came up with this pretty little girl.
I’m trying her out as an idea for a class, but am also thinking of listing her in my Etsy shop. She was a lot of fun, especially as I got to play with the Sizzix die-cuts and embossing folders.
She is made from some small wood pieces, grunge board, copper wire and copper sheet metal, fibers, beads, pearls and is backed with felt and has a pin attached. She’s almost 7” from wing tip to wing tip and is 5” tall. I’m really happy with how she turned out! I was thinking V-day when I came up with the color scheme, but I really like copper with reddish tones. Of course, I love turquoise with copper too. May have to make another one with turquoise!