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So tired of boxes 
21st-Jun-2011 03:06 pm
I am seriously considering throwing out everything I own just so I don't have to pack it.


Do you ever feel the need to just create?  Something?  Anything?  I haven't had time to pursue anything artistic ... pretty much since we moved back to Pennsylvania... I used to paint often.  I still have a piles of canvases that I never used.  And a few awaiting a mound of gesso.  I tried to get over the fact that I couldn't create anymore by baking.  I got pretty good at it too.  But after gaining and losing and gaining mass amounts of weight in the last two years- my desire for baking has gone down the tubes.  (If for some reason you haven't heard me whine about this before- I lost almost 50 pounds while I was pregnant with my son because I was so sick.... and then lived on a steady diet of junk and gained it all back, lol!)

Anyway, I tried scrapbooking (I will still try to keep it up, but it doesn't really feel like creating to me...).  I tried teaching a watercolor class last summer- which was fun, but not what I want to do.  I want to make something out of nothing- create something honest.  I tried to pick up and draw a few weeks ago- and found that I had no idea where to start... it was almost as if I forgot how.

I have always been interested in quilling.  I have thought it was a beautiful and delicate process.  I used to do it as a child and didn't even know it had a term- I thought it was just a fun way to waste time.  3D doodling even.  I think I would like to take a class on quilling- or at least get a book and try my hand at it for real.  I think it could be really pretty....  (And I can already think of some art deco designs I would love to do..)

Anyway, I will use this desire to create and turn it into a desire to clean, lol!

So what are you up to today?  If nothing, do you want to come pack boxes with me?

21st-Jun-2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
I am too far to help pack, but I totally would!! Packing is a very good opportunity to get rid of things you dont need or use, so I kind of like it. I know, I'm crazy!
21st-Jun-2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
I bought a kit to do some quilling once -- I didn't even know it had a name! -- but haven't gotten around to making anything with it. I really enjoy needle felting, although I don't enjoy stabbing myself with the really pointy needle whenever I zone out and stop paying attention to what I'm doing.

Packing is the worst. Good luck! ♥
21st-Jun-2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks- seriously packing is a form of torture!

What is needle felting?
22nd-Jun-2011 01:28 am (UTC)
You take a hunk of wool and stab it about a million times with a needle to shape it into a cute animal or whatnot. I like it because a) cute animals and b) you can really zone out for a while when you're just starting the project, when you're still making the basic shapes and not doing details.

Like this: http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/needle-felted-penguin
22nd-Jun-2011 09:45 am (UTC)
Moving is such a pain! We moved so many times and each time we had MORE stuff to pack haha!

Have you tried making jewelry? I really got into that for awhile, it was fun and you can get a little case that makes it pretty easy to take it with you to other places. Plus it made some nifty bday/christmas presents for family :)
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