Sunday, June 04, 2006

I Can't Wait For Tomorrow Cause I Get More Interesting Everyday!

No prize winner but better than nothing. I have well and truly been creatively stunted in the past five or six weeks. I literally drag myself into my work space and stand and stare at the mess (which usually jump starts me to clean up), then I fiddle a bit with my fabric piles and eventually make something, work on something or just finish something. Nothing. I'm not interested in any of it. Today I made this little, 10 inch squarish, thing. The camera doesn't do the lavender fabric justice. I'd try for a better photo--but really, why???

These are my newish shoes. I've worn them to work and into the garden so they aren't as clean as they were when they were new. They even have dotz in the lining. I've been trying to find things to wear with these very comfortable shoes. My clothing runs to the blues and pinks. But I love lime green. So imagine my delight this afternoon at Marden's (salvage) when I came across--not one, not two, but three pairs of flowery pants. 60% off the lowest mark down. And -can you even believe this---they FIT!!!

Yes, these are pants. Soft cotton pants that originally cost over $100 per pair. They are soft and well made and SO NOT ME! They also have lime green as a part of the print in each pair. I don't EVAH wear prints. Only solids. But I have plenty of solid color linen shirts that are going to look absolutely fabulous with these flowery pants. And my lime green shoes.

Aunt Purl said change was on the way and BOY was she ever right this month. I don't even recognize myself. And it's not the pain medication talking. I was smiling and feeling very happy even before I started taking the big horse pills. And since I brought up the pills--they are SO WORKING!! I sleep through the night without waking up every few hours because my bones hurt and I need to move. I can sit for an hour and get up and walk without pain. Now things still aren't perfect but it's only been three days. For readers who actually know me--yes, smiling!!!!

I made this just before we left for Marden's and Margarita's. It is also small. About 12 inches by 8 inches and constructed from stuff I found in the wastebasket. I'm going to top stitch it and perhaps stamps it. It's just for fun. On Thursday, I'm going to Portland and purchase my gorgeous Golden acrylics and paint something. Maybe fabric, maybe gessoed paper, or maybe a stretched canvas. I can't wait for tomorrow, because I get more interesting every day!


kathy said...

you're on the rebound! And your creative force is there, you just can't see it...I love the little lavendar piece (though I wish I could see the colors better :) )
and the pants are envious, nice score! The last piece makes me want to dig scraps out of my wastebasket and do something cool too...if you're THIS interesting today what will you be like tomorrow!

Flippytale Quilter said...

I love those shoes... I am also a big fan of the lime ... I wear when ever I get the chance, even if it doesn't go with my skin color, I wear it because greens make me happy. Enjoy your shoes, and love your work!

Deborah said...

Love the lavendar dots! Adore the shoes. Think the pants are perfection. Can't wait to see more of the sunset piece!

jenclair said...

Mmmm. I like lavender and the sunset pieces very much. And I love anything lime green, so the shoes are a given!

Deborah said...

I suspect you didn't specifically intend for it to be a sunset piece. I hope I didn't imply something and now there will be no escape. I see sunsets like that here in TX just over my neighborhood and as long as a few lots between here and the horizon are empty, I can enjoy it. (It won't last long.)