I think when I work with water, fire or plant life, it adds beauty beyond what I could possibly create on my own. And my fascination with candles made me happy to see this suggestion from Noah Scalin: make something that lights up. This is black cardboard taped around a jar with a little votive candle in it. I made the holes with embroidery needle, then enlarged them with a wooden kabob stick. I made many irregular and tearing holes in the paper before I figured out how to make them even, without ripping the paper. You can see some irregular holes on the bottom kitty. And as my dear college friend and I like to say, “Good enough!”
And speaking of “good enough,” which is my phrase to combat my tendency to seek irrational and impossible perfection, here’s a quote from Salvador Dali that makes me laugh: “Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.” Saw it on this awesome post of great artist’s quotes by chicquero which I recommend checking out.And on the chihuahua front, Bambi the foster puppy is running around and causing trouble (ie playing with cat toys) when given the opportunity. He’ll be a lovely dog for someone when he’s gained some weight. (FWIW – I do not decide his future home. The rescue group who owns him will take care of that part of things, which is a relief.) I put another photo of him up on my Twitter feed if you are obsessed enough to want to check it out – LOL!!
Have a great day peeps!