I’ve been searching for something to write about all day, but I find my thoughts are scattered and pointed and nothing interesting or poignant bubbles to the surface that calls for me to write about it. So I will write about my thoughts in the jumbled fashion as they are, instead :P
I spent all of today doing things that Must Be Done Or Else, and though many of those things ended up being fun (finishing the cover design for our next book!), I found myself fantasizing all day long about the things I wish I could have done today instead.
• I finally had an idea for this white dress of mine that I never wear. The dress is slightly shiny because the fabric is like 70% polyester, and all that white and shine really takes away from the prettiness of the dress (read: it looks tacky). Today I thought of adding a large cutout of lace to splash over one side (covering nearly half the bodice and hip), stitched on by hand around the edges and in-between. I think it will make the dress look more subdued… maybe a black or gray lace.
• I think I will add a trellace to the back of the star jasmine on the deck. The original plan to have it wind around the railing looks wrong :/
• I’m really itching to get to work on the “Maddie is…” collage because I want to have a 4×6 sample of the collection before putting anything on etsy. I really want to start selling personalized collage art (thank you, those of you who’ve encouraged me!) and I need different-sized samples to put in the store. I think I already have enough cutouts for it, but I need time to put it together…
• There’s this leather jacket of mine that looks really, really 90′s… so I really can’t wear it unless I’m feeling balsy. I’d like to crazy it up a bit so that the shape (and decade it matches) isn’t so glaringly obvious. There was a pic of Ke$ha in one of the magazines I get in the mail (Bazaar? Elle?) where she’s wearing a coat exactly like I want to do. I just need to figure out how to stud – or use my gemmagic :P And I need to find some nifty patches.
The list of Someday goes on, with many many more things – website redesigns, photojournaling, scrapbooking, about a dozen more dresses – but these are the ideas of today.
It’s not that I don’t have time. It’s really not! It’s just that I spend a lot of my time on even more projects and work than that, and there’s nothing for it. I won’t take anything off my plate, I can’t go any faster (not sanely, anyway), and I can’t stop having ideas, either! It’s such a ridiculous thing to whine about, but I wish I had 4 of me! Then, maybe someday, I could do everything.
For now, I just have to keep piling up my ideas. :/
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