Today is not as busy as it was yesterday. I was able to get some things done online that I had on the table. I have been in my ‘design studio’ making some changes. I think I’m going to make a broad change on some designs and take some off the board altogether….although TheQuesMark will still remain the focal point.
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Looking Up From Here
I know I haven’t been steady and on time with the meme, but I am staying committed to making a run of this. I’m still clearing my plate of unwanted and unneeded this and that.
I’m going to design a meme header…maybe that’s something I can do this rainy weekend.
Speaking of designs…I’m definitely getting back into that and have a real good shot at getting my product line on the market. I’m still looking into the details, but all looks promising. I’ll be posting some items that will be on the website and I’ll be getting back into some giveaways.
It’s been awhile since I’ve written poetry and with what I’m going to be doing, that just may get me back into it.
Reflecting back….I still know that I have a ways to go, but feeling the way I do now is a welcomed addition.
I remember a time during my preteen years, After Mom And Dad moved all of us to Cleveland, OH. That was in ’65 so I guess it could have been into my very early teenage years even.
Anyway, I’ve told you before how I’ve always like to make and build things. I can’t remember why, but for some reason I was into puppets at the time. Maybe it was something I was watching on TV. I would look for old material around the house and ask Mom if I could use it to make something. White material was ideal.
I would trace my hand on the material with the thumb in the widest position from my other fingers as possible (this was accomplished through trial and error). Then I would draw the shape for my pinky afterward.
I would cut out the shape from the two pieces of material, get needle and thread, and sew them together. When I had finished with the stitching, I would squeeze my hand into the finished product which was now my hand puppet. Now it was ready for a face. Sometimes it was a face cut out from paper of a comic figure, glued on, or a face drawn with magic marker.
Then I would have my very own puppet shows. It was fun…something I put together with my own hands and creating my own silly dialog. It didn’t matter what anybody else thought, I knew that I was happy. The puppet thing didn’t last long, but the experience will always be with me.
Looking back, I can see the development of what is now something I have always had. A desire to imagine, and then to see my imagination come to life. It’s God’s gift to me.
The things I put together don’t have to be perfect, although if I chose to go that route I think I could make a living at it. I’m talking about a lot of things I have concocted over the years that have actually been useful….hmmmm….maybe later.
I have decided that I needed a break. I need to stop for a moment and gather my thoughts and give my mind and body time to rest.
I have had a lot going on these past few weeks but I did promise to reveal some things about me. So here we go.