Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Paper Daisy Ball Ornament

I finished this up last night during a Condor's hockey game (we lost!). This morning I made it a priority before work to stop by Michael's and pick up STYROFOAM balls. My fingers thank me. While I was at M's, I also picked up a "cosmos" Martha Stewart punch. I am hoping to make a paper wreath.

I'm having creative idea overload right now. It's even hard to sleep because I have so many ideas in my head.

The ideas floating around in my head has made me wonder why I can't keep a sketchbook right now. I think I have it figured out: I have too many sketchbooks in my life/house. I am burdened with plenty. And that is being greedy. I don't want to be greedy. It's not an admirable trait, you know? I was looking over a goal I made last year for a time-management class I took: "Eventually streamline my life and physical surroundings to eliminate unnecessary clutter so as to focus on priorities, things which fulfill me as a person." I think I have so many notebooks because I felt bad writing the shopping list in something so good. When I was in college, I had one sketchbook which I wrote EVERYTHING down in - including shopping lists. And I didn't mind - it didn't take up much room and it was kind of a neat record of my life - perhaps I should let myself do that again.

In heaven will we be able to focus?

4 comments:

  1. OoOoO I love this idea!!! I just did a topiary using a foam ball and never thought about just making a simple little flower ornament ball - this is way cool!!! I'll have to add this to my list too - I was just wondering the other day if I shouldn't start a journal for my ideas, I've had a lot of great inspriation lately and it helps to write it down so you don't forget and then you can pull out your journal in times of crafty funks, ya know?

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  2. Yes, the sketchbook/journal really helps - especially if you limit yourself to only one at a time! If not, all of your ideas will be scattered and you'll NEVER find them! I can't wait to see your results on your blog...

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  3. I too am a journal/sketchbook junkie. I have one for the "artsy" ideas, one for the "self improvement" thoughts & doodles, a mini one that sits in my purse that I jot down those life affirming moments... Even had one that I took notes on things from books I wanted to remember.

    Nope, can't just have one!

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  4. Zuicy, how do you keep track of them? I simply am too scatterbrained... :)

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