Posted By Kathleen David on September 17, 2013
Welp I don’t have the puppet arm tutorial done like I planned. I am hoping by next week. It is just a matter of life getting in the way of creative process, which happens.
I once got a fortune cookie that said, “Life is what happens when you are making other plans.” I have since seen it in various forms on posters and the like.
I am still working on creating the balance between creative aspects and the needs of real life. I have learned to give myself time to be creative or I will find myself in a spiral of just trying to keep things together at home. Post project it can look like a bomb hit around here and it takes sometime to get everything back to normal. I have learned to clean as I go and pick up at the end of the day. I also have learned to leave things out that I need for the next day rather than have them mysteriously vanished into a box or drawer to re-appear when I don’t need them.
This past time I could not remember where I put my second eyeball box. I knew I had to order some more eyeballs anyway but it was frustrating not finding it. I found it post Dragon Con in a bag with some other items on top of it. Just reminded me that I need to organize better than I am right now so I have a plethora of eyeballs for puppets and dolls. This is fine because eventually I will use all these eyeballs.
I am still searching for a good place for doll wigs for my puppets because I really don’t enjoy wefting wigs. But my puppets heads are on the large size for doll wigs so there is not a lot to choose from at this point. Anyone have any places to go look for them, I am all ears. I did find my wig box which was nice.
Also I am looking for the furry fleece that was all the rage about 5 years ago but now all the local stores have are red, brown, black, and white. I have a supply of it but it is not going to last forever.
NYCC is three weeks away. I have a couple of ideas for things for there. I am going to bring Rumpelstilskin and Mr. Gold but I have an idea or two for some others including a certain god of mischief and possible his brother. Also I want to finish my X-Men first class hoodie.
Next week I hope to have the tutorial up for those who want it. Then I am going to talk about what I am making for Dragon Con 2014 which I am starting this week.
I am grateful for finding things and resources that help me.