I originally posted this from my mobile phone. It has since been edited so it doesn’t look so crappy. -WC
Melody and I ended up spending several very long days preparing for our first “show” at Foolscap, a teeny little sci-fi convention in Redmond. Our work ended up on display in the art show instead of the merchants room, which was not what we were expecting but turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I wasn’t able to hang around for the end of the event to see if we sold anything… I should probably call Melody about that. I figure if nothing sold we at least got some exposure and parted with a few business cards.
In the days that followed I had a lot of creative energy I didn’t know what to do with. Two more Christmas doll sets are complete and a third is awaiting final touches. I guess now I have plenty of time to start and finish a few Halloween dolls as well. I’ll go into more detail about them in another post.
I dug out the white bridal corset I wore at my wedding a hundred years ago and repurposed it as a costume piece to perform in. That was fun – a can of craft spray paint and some decorative trim left over from an old dress project and violá! From bridal novelty to fashion accessory in just a few simple steps. I included a couple of pictures to show you how it turned out.
You know, I had been meaning to do something with that corset for a very long time but didn’t think I had a right to, even after the marriage became ancient history. Plus, I thought I’d screw it up somehow. What made me take the plunge? I had reached a point where one, I didn’t care if I screwed it up, and two, I really needed something to wear for my gig on Sunday. I rather like it. It looked pretty good on, too (despite the fact I could hardly move in it).
The project that exhausted my creative energy was the cat litter filter. I spent my entire Monday evening including the Kate Plus 8 finale and two episodes of My Big Fat Gypsy
Wedding putting it together. Martha now has a litter doohickey for her Feline Pine, and I have a need to see more gypsy princess dresses.
Speaking of gypsy weddings, I noticed a lot of them had huge cakes adorned with Barbie dolls in bridesmaids’ dresses. It’s a cute idea (heck I’ve done something similar) but dangit those dolls’ hairdos looked horrible! Seriously, people, a boil perm isn’t that hard. After I finished thinking how much better I could have made them look I wondered if I could make a living doing that for a bakery or something. Hey, I watch Duff and his cakey friends. They sculpt some fun stuff, but I can do better.
Right now I’m coming down from my creative high and hoping to find my motivation again. I can feel it right around the corner, I just need to be ready to grab it when it crosses my path.