Friday, June 30, 2006
Down the Rabbit Hole
This is another tip of the hat to the last day of "Finish what you have" month..
I started this before Easter this year, and finished it this morning.
I love finally finishing things and I love these german cardboard eggs.
I have some I painted like Humpty Dumpty for my sister's baby shower 5 years ago...
They sported felt jackets and silk ribbon ties.
I wanted a new Alice. I found this photo on Flickr Collage Images and painted and cut it out, along with some other goodies I had at my finger tips..
or perhaps I should say I had them "underfoot" as I tend to be creative in a most exuberant and abundant way.. with piles and places swimming in what ever flotsam and jetsom has caught my magpie eye that day.
I found myself in awe of the space and obvious conviction of craft stash organization that was apparent in Stephanie's Ruby Crowned Kinglet WIP post.Not to make excuses ( but, yes... to make excuses...) I am making the most of a walk in closet...A not quite contained floor to ceiling stash.
And, I am a fickle and far flung crafter..
One day,I fall in love with fabrics and I see bags and pillows, skirts and shirts and aprons and dolls.
The nest day, I adore paper and paint.. boxes, pictures, post cards and tiny jewels that are pictures under glass.
Books and letters, gifts wrapped in papers, and all sealed in fancy envelopes or recorded in thick and warping journals.
Jewelry brings wishes on chains and semi-precious, old, loved jewels.. loose gems and tidy earrings. glittering necklaces, rescued old glass, bracelets charms and amulets.
Wood, concrete, wire and plants.. Inspiration is everywhere. Indoors and out.
Like Alice down the rabbit hole, I never know what I will find.
And never, never know when i will finally get it finished.