I have been trying to fall asleep since about 10:30 & I might have dozed off for an hour or so. But I'm up now & seeing as how it looks like I won't be falling asleep anytime soon, I figured why not blog.
Aren't you lucky?
Anyway, things & life have been happening since my last actual post. Geez, I don't even remember when that was.
Hmmmm, guess I just have to post a pic of the (postcard) piece I just finished. It's for the this year's Twitter Art Exhibit.
I'm kind of excited about this. Which is good, because you know, the meh has gotten depressing & I miss creating things. I miss the arting, even if I'm the only one who will ever see it.
Truthfully, I'm kind of surprised with how it came together, because it did not turn out anywhere near what I originally planned, which was totally recycle driven.
Here it is.
While some people might find this annoying or wasteful, I find it endearing & beneficial. You see, I'm still trying to perfect the calendar envelope & these extras, after they spend their time either a) hiding in plain sight for entire year or b) hanging out in my Cave of Wonder so I can tell what day it is not, are perfect to practice with.
Are you surprised that I got distracted there? I'm not.
Anyway, the paper hearts were from a day spent sitting around my hale (house) in pain from my pesky little meniscus tear. (When I say little, I mean it. The doc could barely see it on the MRI, but man did it hurt.)
I recently rewarded myself with a heart shaped paper punch, because I could. The resulting hours of fun punching hearts out of 4 year old magazines, were the inspiration behind the original idea for this piece.
But as I was sorting through my many little hearts looking for the perfect bunch to use, the words "...a way of life..." jumped out at me & BAM! a new idea was born.
All in all, I'm pretty pleased. I even found a plumeria that I had made for another piece that didn't make it on. Talk about luck (or providence, fate, whatever you prefer).
I think the message suits me too. Because as you know, I'm about the Aloha, sharing the love. And it is a way of life for those who choose it.
Okay m'loves, it is now 4 am & I need to take my numb little okole to a different chair. I might even have an extremely early breakfast. If you can't sleep, might as well be productive. (I like to pretend that's my motto.)
Until next time, Aloha hugs,