Monday, March 3, 2014

A Piece of Work And A Work of Art

This week's prompt for Documented Life was "Make a list of the things that make you YOU." (You can read more about DL HERE.)

One of the things that make me ME is the fact that I am not a natural list maker.  Seriously.  It took me FOREVER to come up with my list of attributes.  But I finally ended up with some good ones:

"I am a piece of work and a work of art.".

Just for the record, that poor girl's face looks seriously wonky...but her head is supposed to be tilted.  So if you tilt your head to the left just a little, she's not quite as wonky looking...still a little wonky, but much less Quasimodo than she seems to be at first glance...see:

Not quite so deformed now, am I?

Also, as a personal pat on the back to myself, I would just like to say HOORAY for the nose on this girl. I think I made her look like somebody punched her in the face or something...that was an accident...I just wanted to try to use some different colors for the shadows...I think it works on the forehead area, but her eyes look a little bruised... So, as a whole, she's just ok, but I am super mega ultra happy with that nose.

Nasal perfection.

So anyway, back to the dreaded list... 

 Here's what I think makes me the person I am:
General hilarity (obviously... haha)
Gappy Teeth (one day I'll have to post a picture of them, but trust me, once you see them, you'll never be able to think of me without thinking of my glorious gappy teeth)
Going Off On Tangents
Look For Motives
Practical Dreamer (that counts as one thing)
Flux (The only thing that never changes is the fact that everything changes.)
Constant Learner
Music Connoisseur
Literary Genius (hahaha...that's in my dream world, but it still counts!)
Deep Digger (I like to know what's beyond the surface of things...)
Firm Believer in Practice (it doesn't make perfect, but it makes us better than we were before)
Awkward Segways (Not the scooter thingies...I mean the transition between topics thing...)
Foreteller of Trends (I swear this one is true...if I start liking something today, a few months from now, you will start seeing it EVERYWHERE...I need to figure out how to make money from this fact...)
Wordy (I know, you have a hard time believing this one...*eye roll*)

Things that make me the person that I am...

One thing that really stood out to me as I was reading over my list of me things was how I don't think that I included any negative things.  This is a HUGE difference from the what I would have thought of myself in the past.  I know I'm not perfect, but I can actually see the good stuff in me now.  I've come a long way, baby!  

"I know who you are."

I just wanted to point out some art related coolness going on in this spread.  I've been cutting my own stencils out of Fun Foam.  I'm so excited by this technique it's not even funny!  In the picture above, the green square in the background are from a foam stencil I cut myself.  The blue squares are from stamping with the fat end of a makeup wedge and the pink lines are from the thin edge of the same wedge!  I also cut my signature Red Clover design from some foam; you can see it stenciled in white in the's BIG ..I love it!

Do we share any similar qualities?

The blue rectangles on this page are also a stencil I was supposed to be a brick pattern...I think I am going to make another one with thinner 'grout' lines...but I do like this one too...not what I intended it to be, but a happy accident nevertheless...  

The foam stencil cutting is making it's way toward becoming a little side obsession of mine...

What about you?  What are some of the things that make you YOU?  Do we share any qualities?  Or are we different (and complimentary) as night and day?  Do you have any new artistic obsessions of late?


  1. My best friend growing up had a beautiful gap in her front teeth. She passed away 4 years ago, I miss that gap toothed smile.

  2. "Artist, random, dreamer, learner, literary"... funny, what Iris said is true for me too.... except that she died about 13 years ago. I'm still close to her brother though (who was my boyfriend for about 8 years in my 20s)... she and her brother both had the gap, but we only called him "gippy"... I still call him that today. Your blog posts are quite honest Sweets...they invoke memories of things we love or new circumstances that we want to change.... thank you for that! xx

  3. Foreteller of Trends...Me, too! Mostly with color schemes/home decorating.
    It's awesome that you have NO negatives! Good for you, Darlin'!

  4. Sweets, You forgot amazing friend. I was so excited to be the first to say that I saw the "red clover" logo. Bummed that you informed everyone, before I could claim credit for it. You definitely are a piece of work and definitely a work of art. Lovely page!!! Hugs, Pamikins


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