Monday, December 6, 2010

December 6 – Make

What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? (Author: Gretchen Rubin)

Can I start this off by saying I am kind of excited that Gretchen authored today's prompt? I have been reading her Happiness Project blog since I read about it in a magazine a few years back and was super excited when her book came out. Which I haven't had time to read yet, but the intent is there! I also read earlier this year that she is getting a show based on her blog/book and the lovely Kristen Davis (aka sweet Charlotte of SATC fame) will be playing Gretchen! What an amazing year Gretchen must have had.

I love being in the kitchen. I'm meticulous at following recipes so I am a much better baker than I am a cook. The last thing I made was probably the cake for
She-ra's birthday and before that my cute little spider cupcakes for Halloween. Right now I am preparing for 12 days of cookies where I will be baking a different kind of cookie every day starting on the 13th of December leading up to Christmas. Baking is a fantastic way for me to entertain myself, be creative and continuously have the people in my life happy with me as they are gifted with cookies, cupcakes, muffins, etc. etc.

What I would love to have time for would be to finish the collage I have been working on for the last couple of years. It's a dark scene in the middle of the woods and all of the leaves on the trees are eyes I have been cutting out of magazines. It is going to be super creepy when it's finished. But cutting eyes out of a magazine can be very time consuming and I get distracted easily with reading the magazine. And every time I start working on it, I get ideas on how to make it creepier and get pulled in a different direction. Plus, having all of these eyes staring at me can be a little unnerving.

When I learned about collage art in a Modern Art History class, I fell in love with the art form. I think that life is a collage...all of these different parts coming together to make the whole. And even though on their own, each part is beautiful, the full impact is truly felt when it has all come together.

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She-ra said...

And the birthday cake was perfect! xo

TL said...

12 days of cookies?! That is awesome! I hope you post some pictures of your creations!