I made something.
My brain has been going crazy these last two months. Wow, I cant believe I’ve only been here two months. It seems more like six. Anyway, I’ve been going crazy without a creative outlet. I’ve been trying to cope and do some gardening and some cooking, oh and I’ve rearranged our furniture in my head about 100 times in preporation for our stuff getting here. I’ve walked over to the arts and craft building and surched it’s very limited, I mean very limited supply of craft supplies many times, always coming home with nothing. They just didn’t seem to have anything that I could use. I wanted some yarn and needles or maybe some paper to make a book with or something. I would have been happy with anything other than cake decorating and beeding supplies. This place had a few and I mean like three different types of paper so I kept coming back to the book making thing. If I only could find some paper that I liked to make a cover. Thisbe had some DMC floss and I could borrow a hammer and nails from the neighbor and I bet the BX has some type of paper I could use for the pages. I surched all the local turkish stores that I dared enter, but found nothing. But the other night the light went on.
I could make my own paper for the cover. And that is what I did. I didn’t actually make the paper but painted my own design. The craft store had some nutral cardstock and a few acrilic paints. I painted on some paprika colored blobs, added some black centers and a few stipes of white. I did run into a problem with the paper. I don’t think its the best quality. Where ever I put my blobs the paper would wrinkle. I guess I applied too much paint. So this paper sat on the table for a couple of days waiting for some inspiration. Then the light went on again. Maybe I could iron out the wrinkles. That wasn’t the best idea but it did do the trick once I realized I shouldn’t have the iron so hot. So I ironed out the wrinkles and applied some black cardstock to the back of it with double sided tape and called it good for a cover.
So there you go I actually made something. The problem is that I don’t have a need for them and I strangely feel guilty making something without having a destination for it. Why cant I just make something for the sake of making it. Oh well.
Well my stuff is scheduled to get here on Tuesday so hopefully my sewing machine will be warm within a couple of days of that.