Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I have several things in the works, I just can't seem to complete any of them. I am having serious commitment issues.
I keep telling myself I should wait until the latest map, vintage book or set of beads from Ebay or Etsy shows up.
As of yesterday afternoon, all packages have been delivered and I need to start putting something together. As you can see, I have a thing for houses. This is really nothing new, I am just now making them out of paper -- maps, textbooks, tissue paper. Then I layer paper on paper. One of my fave houses has a gray tissue paper cloud moving over it.
And I've made loads of paper beads. I made two shades of blue and then a clear set using only tracing paper and glue. I have even made "spitball" beads. Remember rolling up little moist paper balls and shooting them out of a straw at your dearest love back in elementary school? Well now I'm doing it with bits of tracing paper, a dab of paint and acrylic medium. After my little spitballs are dry, I poke a hole in them with an awl. These blue beads can be found on the black, blue and gold piece with a 34 in the top left corner. I like how rustic they look. I think I will make more today.
Perhaps part of my completion apathy is a result of my mother being ill. She did have that darn hair fixed on Monday. Therefore, she kept the doctor's appointment on Tuesday. She was admitted to the hospital immediately after that appointment. It is believed that she has had a minor heart attack. It is unsure when she actually had it. A couple days ago? A couple weeks ago? Much longer? We shall see. At least she is in the cardiac care unit at the hospital instead of laying around at home as she has been doing for the past two weeks.
I think my mission for the day is to wait for the phone to ring. Pace. Make more spitballs. I will put a piece together if the mood hits me. I don't think forcing completion is my best option.