Lately, I seem to have taken up residence in the Melancholy Dwells Hotel. Or at least, driving the bus that goes there. I also call these times the DREADS and, also, the Sit&Spins. What someone described to me as being lost in the ugly colors of the rainbow; the trick is navigating all the colors and enjoying the ride. I think it was something like that, anyway. Perhaps, my biorhythm valleys of ‘low’ are all in sync?
I am not one to easily dismiss the negative thoughts that pop into my consciousness. The “Happy” experts say to recognize these thoughts and then just say, “OK, I see ya, don’t need to BE ya. Go away.” and somehow, they – these negative thoughts – are supposed to drift off into the ether.
But mine bring friends. The shouldn’ts and couldn’ts and wonts. That SHOULD family is big and burly and boisterous and drinks a lot. SO rather than kicking them out, I tend to join in on the party.
Anyway!!! Stop it already! It’s a good thing I’m going on vacation.
So, being in need of a new distraction in my life, I introduce you to my next project. I do mosaics. Please enjoy some of my work:
Simple stuff, nothing fancy, really. Both of these are mirrors… The purple and teal was the very first mosaic I created. I give more of my work away than I keep but I have a ton of objects just waiting for me to smash some plates and start gluing.
Which brings me to the Next Project. It’s a big one.
Hub and I were discussing the space above our front door. Curtains? a huge vase or two? WHAT? We’ve lived in this house for 4 years now and I don’t want anything ‘up there’. It’s fun to have a spot in the house that seems unfinished. It entices questions from visitors and it bugs the mother-in-law. And I don’t want to dust it. (ha! I wouldn’t anyway – stupid argument, that.)
For some reason – not even sure WHO it was… We thought how cool it would be to have a mosaic’d mannequin! And we could suspend Hub’s trombone from the ceiling – it’d be COOL, MAN!
I googled the internet for mannequins for sale and thought they were relatively inexpensive. I don’t know why, but I thought they’d be hundreds and hundreds of dollars! Of course, shipping and handling usually is possibly 3 bills, too.
Not having actually ordered anything, just kicking the idea around, we mentioned our grand idea to my parents.
Come to find out, during hunting season, my dad placed a mannequin up in his tree stand so the deer would get used to seeing a human-like figure. He got it from mom who used to work at JCPenneys. It was buried in the attic; would I want it?
HELL, YES! We rushed it to the UPS store to package and ship it home – they were quite amused and Hub and I were like little kids. TOO FUNNY.
Here we are doing the ‘torso’ unveiling to Puppy-O: (he was NOT too thrilled, quite suspicious.)
And here is the space we plan on placing this soon-to-be mosaic’d mannequin:
While I’m off & away attempting to tan my fair skin (I’ll get to a darker shade of pale) while reading poolside in warmer climes, I encourage all readers, friends and lurkers to leave me a little note suggesting a NAME. Our colorful crazy mosiac will need a name, don’t ya think? May I come back all happy-happy and excited to crack tile and smash plates and dig through antique stores for cute little porcelain critters, whatnots and scrabble pieces; all charged to create! I plan on documenting my progress here and I THANK YOU for giving me some accountability and encouragement. See you next month!
Oh, and Happy Leap Year Everyone!
Sincerely, Curious “C”