A while back I wrote about some yarn.
And today, I found that yarn.
Two weeks and three days from now marks the start of the Tell Your Story art journal class, and as far as I'm concerned, that's seventeen days too many. I've completed the introductory prompt plus a random page just for the fun of it, and now that most of my supplies have arrived I am beyond ready to start!
Among the things I ordered last weekend are carnival tickets, vintage paper, and tape... lots of tape. I am absolutely amazed how pretty some of this tape is, and I can't believe it's as unavailable as it is - I couldn't find it in any local stores! I mean, we have gift wrapping, crafting, collages, journaling, scrapbooking, and just plain sticking things to other things... tape is ubiquitous, essential, and indispensable (except from a tape dispenser - lol). I mean, just look at this page I created tonight!
The photo I used came from here and the poem is my own work (2008). Since I am so excited for class to start, until then I had the idea that I could take pieces from my senior creative writing thesis and attempt to illustrate them the way that I saw them when they were written. So far I'm really pleased with the way this first one turned out, and soon I want to try finding an image before I write, and see how that turns out. I have never written based on an actual image (existing outside of my head) but I think it would be an interesting exercise if I found the right photo... or for a real challenge I could select one at random. Better yet, I can ask for suggestions! If you are reading this, then I challenge you to challenge me with a photograph - if you do, I promise I will post my work :)
It's also national poetry month.
In fact, during this time last year, I was finishing up my senior creative writing thesis. During this time two years ago, I was enrolled in intermediate poetry workshop. During this time four years ago, I was enrolled in my first creative writing workshop ever.
The year before that I was a physics major.
On the 2nd of the month, I stumbled on a poem-a-day challenge, and decided it was something I should do. I was only one day behind, so why not? I am now eight days behind on the poem-a-day challenge. Do I print out the challenge every day with the intention of completing it? Absolutely. Will I actually do it? We'll see. There's no reason not to, and there's a contest also, so it could be really fun!
Is anyone else participating?
I got off work early today only to walk home in the rain and then pass out for a four hour nap with a sore throat and itchy ears. Yuck.
This picture was kind of an accident, but it totally sums up my day. Sexy, sexy head-cold-nap hair.
Also, I did this. I don't know if I'm going to add to it - I took the picture in Chicago with my mom and sister-in-law after touring ICO and so I thought maybe I should write about it, but I kind of like the simplicity of it just the way it is.
I received a bunch of vintage paper and pretty tape in the mail today, and was itching to try some of it out. My mom tells stories all the time about when I was pre-school age and the art projects I would come up with that were almost entirely tape. They would fill my stocking with rolls of tape every Christmas, and apparently that was just the best thing ever for me. I was too young to remember any of this, but when I saw the package from happytape at my door today, I knew every word of it is true. What can I say - I'm a freak for adhesive.
Now it's way past my bedtime and I'm not sleepy. Earlier I dreamt that I was getting married to my ex-boyfriend, and that just before I walked down the aisle, I told my mom I didn't want to do it... but did anyway, only to get to the other end and have somebody tell me I was pregnant. I don't know why it was such an issue, because she totally hated him, but it was vaguely reminiscent of my sophomore year of high school when I told this boy I would go to prom with him because I was too nice to say no, and then when I wanted to cancel she forced me to go. Anyway, I'm really glad I woke up when I did, what a nightmare. Sometimes I wish I could shut my dreams off.
Originally posted: If I were...
If I were a month, I’d be September.
If I were a day of the week, I’d be Monday.
If I were a time of day, I’d be 6:00am.
If I were a planet, I’d be Neptune.
If I were a sea animal, I’d be ....
If I were a direction, I’d be North.
If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a bookshelf.
If I were a liquid, I’d be Diet Coke.
If I were a gemstone, I’d be a ....
If I were a tree, I’d be a ....
If I were a tool, I’d be an ice pick.
If I were a flower, I’d be a daisy.
If I were a kind of weather, I’d be a foggy fall day.
If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a flute.
If I were a color, I’d be gray.
If I were an emotion, I’d be ambivalence.
If I were a fruit, I’d be a starfruit.
If I were a sound, I’d be white noise.
If I were an element, I’d be As.
If I were a car, I’d be a Jetta.
If I were a food, I’d be vinegar.
If I were a place, I’d be a concrete park.
If I were a material, I’d be soft.
If I were a taste, I’d taste like ice cream cake.
If I were a scent, I’d be lavendar vanilla.
If I were an animal, I’d be an otter.
If I were an object, I’d be a railing.
If I were a body part, I’d be the elbow.
If I were a facial expression, I’d be a :P.
If I were a song, I’d be <3
If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be chucks.