It's the ultimate impulse purchase. I can hardly be held responsible for my actions, can I?
What can I say? My needs are few.
(I'm not entirely sure if I'm being serious or not. Painting live lizards sounds like it might be more trouble than it's worth.)
TEXT ON A SCREEN, TEXT ON A SCREEN, LOOK AT ALL THIS TEXT ON THE SCREEN!
I'm not sure how else to start a blog entry after I haven't written one in so long. I'm not sure how to proceed with it once it's started, either.
Whatever follows will have to do for now.
Yesterday I was lying on the floor of my room, studying my ceiling fan and trying to think of what to do next with my long, free day, when a pinprick of an idea came to me. Soon after, I found myself wandering the scrapbooking aisles of Michaels. I stared unblinkingly at a vast array of cardstock in a variety of exciting colors and patterns. I ogled the X-acto knives, while weighing the odds of my accidentally severing a finger with one of them. At some point I found myself in front of a display of Hello Kitty stationery, quite unsure of how I had gotten there and why this cat was watching me so intently.
When I made my way to the cash register I was hugging a hundred-pack of multi-colored cardstock to my chest while also clinging to a knife, cutting mat, spray adhesive and a single black marker (because there's no way I could have found one of those at home). Anyone who saw me could have easily assumed I had a plan, perhaps even a legitimate project with some greater impact on the world. They wouldn't suspect I was only half an impulse purchase away from the woman picking up two As Seen On TV Perfect Tortilla Pan sets in the checkout line.
I have no one to blame but myself and my susceptibility to the creative itch, even though I had only the vaguest idea of what I would do with these materials after I bought them.
That doesn't explain the following two pictures, but it does provide some semblance of context for them:
My etsy shop should be opening any day now. Naturally.
I'm glad spring is finally here. I've clearly been stuck inside way too long.