Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Wasting time

Last week at class the only thing I managed to finish was this pair of earrings--and just the wire part. How lame! It didn't take very long, I'm not sure what I'm doing the rest of the time. I added the beads when I came home. They might be a present but I'm not sure if she'd wear it. We'll see if I get more done tomorrow night.

Thought I'd throw in a random picture--this is what I would see on my walk to and from my work parking lot if I looked up more often. I just noticed the hole in the flag, kind of ratty tatty. The picture was taken during summer--the sky isn't so purdy now, recently it's been dark and overcasty when we go home.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Practicing for Thanksgiving...sort of

Recently I've been carving up some lino/rubber/silicon block thingamabobbers to make my own stamps. It's like taking a ride on an emotional kiddie rollercoaster--ridiculous, but that's me. Starting out I'm giddy, so full of hope and then those feelings come tumbling down when I realize--I carved too much here, there, everywhere. NUTS! Mostly I'm referring to the bird in the tree. The bird's eyeball is too far back, like an alien, and then I forgot to leave a wing somewhere on the bird. Ah well. The boy said the smaller stamps looks like Hieroglyphics but I'm guessing he meant just the bird one. The car and key not so much.

Even though it took me an absurd amount of time coming up with these images and I'm running out of ideas (and carving material), I'm really liking this carving thing (we'll see if I'm still into it after I nick myself).

Thursday, November 03, 2005

McElligot's Pool

This is a children's book I bought at a library sale a few weeks ago--McElligot's Pool by Dr. Seuss. I'd never seen or heard of this book before but I liked the story: young kid fishing in a tiny trash pond thinking that maybe he'll catch something really neat (even though some Debbie Downer farmer tells him to give it up).

I started to read the book...

When--what the f?!--a bunch of pages were torn out of the book! Oh, you cannot believe how p.o.'ed I was--I'm still miffed!

So I guess now I'm going to have to buy another book--I need to know what's on those missing pages! I could just borrow one from the library...but I'm really into the book so I'd like my own copy. It's a good book (from what I can read of it).

On a tanget...I don't think Niecy received my package yet but here's the finished scarf from the Kool Aid dyed yarn:

It's a bit short, I should have gotten a third skein...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Breaking up the pink

Just a little something to break up all the pink/red tones I've been posting recently. It's like a glass flower cameo bead thing I got on Maui. I debated what to do with it and thought about a pendant but that was a little boring, so was setting on a ring the long way. Turns out it looks like a platter on my finger when I put it on.

Finally sent out the package of winning goods to Myra, I'd post one of the items but it's pink and would contradict this post :)