“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just another quote
The other day I introduced you to Simon, my little "kick in the pants" motivational pal. Well, last night, as I once again lay pointlessly trying to meet up with my good friend, Sleep, Simon spoke to me.
Yes, I said the stuffed being that I created spoke to me. Well, not actually physically spoke, that would just be ridiculous because his mouth is just a bunch of knotted stitches that can't move. But he (in the kaleidoscopic whirlpool that is my mind) did.
Metaphorical brush fires
“Anything that creates a spark is going to start, potentially, a big brush fire.” -Victor Hill
I stumbled upon the above quote while looking for something profound referencing creation. Immediately when I saw it, I knew it was exactly what I wanted for this post. You see, I've had a bit of a productive week, despite feeling like I was lost in a (to quote that great fictional philosopher Yukon Cornelius) "fog as thick as peanut butter".
It started when I was sitting in my CoW (remember the Cave of Wonder?) feeling blocked & sorry for myself. Suddenly, I picked up a piece I had started, literally years ago, that I figured I had finished. It occurred to me that it needed something else, so I went with it. The next thing I knew, not only had I completed that piece, but I had done the same thing to another piece previously started & "finished". Then I started & finished an entirely new piece! Heavens I was on a roll!
So, in the spirit of blah, blah, blah I decided to brag a bit. Because it is my right as sole reader & contributor to this blog. Just kidding, I know at least one of my friends (whom I hold incriminating information on) is reading.
Okay, so temporarily dropping the ramble to pop in a few pics of the newest pieces posted.
Alright, now that I got those out of the way, I can concentrate on my next evil plot. Okay, it isn't exactly evil, but it could be!
I have decided that I am going to attempt to chronicle my progress in creating a new wreath. I say attempt, because I am not very good at remembering stuff & things, so remembering to stop & take pics of every step will be a big challenge. Especially considering I decided to do this just now & have already started the wreath.
Never fear though, I am not that far into it & will gladly, for your enjoyment, take it apart & start over. I just need to decide if I want to show it all in one post, similar to a tutorial or if I want to break it up & show it in bits through several posts.
Just a quick.....
Aloha my lovelies! Just popping in to let you know I am working on a few new projects, which I hope to post here soon, including a new stuffed friend.
But, I wanted to update you on my Chicken. His shoulder was broken (fracture just under the growth plate at the top of the shoulder), but is healing nicely. He spent two weeks at home, resting & working on keeping up with school. He went back this past week & is doing fine. He was even at school the day they had a lockdown scare that sent many mommies into sheer panic mode (present company included).
I also wanted to let you know that The Squab is working on a number of projects. Chief among them is working toward a trip to Scotland in 2014. He has a chance to go with the school's drama club, so expect to see fundraising updates & many plugs for donations here soon! Also, he & his creative partner for their YouTube channel are working on a couple of film contest entries. Yes, I will tell you about those when they happen.
Okay, off to it then! Many things to do. Many evil plots to plot. Dinner to finish & glue to remove from the keyboard.
Aloha hugs until later!
In honor of Valentine's Day...
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” - Mother Teresa
“The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.”
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
"Hey, I tell you what is. Big city, hmm? Live, work, huh? But not city only. Only peoples. Peoples is peoples. No is buildings. Is tomatoes, huh? Is peoples, is dancing, is music, is potatoes. So, peoples is peoples. Okay? " - Pete
So right now, as I type this, the males in my house are watching the Superbowl. To this I say "Eh". I hold no great love for football. In fact, it is a widely known fact that the only time I enjoy watching the game is when my Chicken is on the field. Then, I can become the most rabid football fan in the universe. Ask anyone on the team (parents & grandparents included) I am loud, oblivious (as I still know nothing about the game even after 17 years of marriage to a die-hard fan & 2 sons playing) & extremely proud. Not just of the Chicken, but the whole team.
A little story & a new piece
I thought I'd try something different with this entry, so if you don't like it, comment or I may end up doing it again.
Oh what a week!
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” - Anne Bradstreet
More about "ME"
Aloha my name is Clare! My main job title is Mom, but I'm also an artist, crafter, avid experimental cook & occasional rabid baker. I live in Idaho with my husband & two sons (the "we" or "us" part of this website), but was raised in Hawaii. Feel free to explore our pages as we grow & change. Mahalo! (Thank you)
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