Friday, March 13, 2009

you have to try

It worked! I was so happy with the way these pendents turned out that I went to the craft store and bought up all the wooden circles they had! Now that I've got the process down, I'll be printing and sealing and pouring and drilling every chance I get.

There is nothing more satisfying, to me, than figuring something out. Not only figuring it out, but really succeeding at it - and by succeeding, I mean getting something to look the way you saw it in your head. (I haven't tried selling one of these, so who knows if they're going to succeed in that respect!) I'm ALWAYS seeing things in my head. It's a lucky occasion when I actually get to see it with my eyes. Yes, there have been many failed projects - but where would I be if I didn't try? You have to try.

(writing this makes me think of that Lyle Lovett song : "Look, I understand too little too late. I realize there are things you say and do you can never take back. But what would you be if you didn't even try? You have to try. So after a lot of thought, I'd like to reconsider. Please, if it's not too late, make it a cheeseburger.")

It's going to be a busy weekend of getting ready for another big party. My father-in-law is going to be 85-years old AND my husband's uncle is going to be 75-years old. BIG party in our backyard next weekend. This means it's time to do some sprucing up out there. Weeding, trimming, planting and sweeping out the cobwebs. On the invitations I drew up acorns on the front and an oak tree inside. So I may try to incorporate the acorn theme... somehow. Time to take my mind off resin and focus on party planning. Looking forward to buying some flowers and adding some color to the yard. With the recent rain we've had we're not short on green, but the temperature hasn't been warm enough for color. Time to import some.


tom said...

i don't think your transcript did those lyrics justics.

"make it a...Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese burger."

Thimbleanna said...

Those pendants are adorable Dawn! I love how you come up with so many lovely projects for your signature designs!

Josie said...

I know what you mean about being so hopeful that something new will work out, and then being doubly happy/surprised when it actually exceeds your expectations! In my case, this feeling doesn't extend to the world of arts and crafts (lets not forget that D I got in 7th grade art that has traumatized me for much for my father's teacher friends playing favorites!), but I can relate in the kitchen. I love it when something I've never made before rocks my world. Your artwork always cheers me up. Especially the little details. Poor Ryan will have your artwork in his bedroom as an 18 year old because I'll never let him get rid of it!

Anonymous said...

I just found your shop and your blog -- your work is so inspiring! I love these pendants, and the baby shoes...and the bibs...and the pouches... :)

Anonymous said...

Hi I saw your comment about using a transparency instead of using cardstock and was wondering what kind of transparency you are using and what side you are printing on ?