Invasion of the Beady Creatures!!!
I have a confession to make. Since my last post, my house has been taken over by bead creatures! They've multiplied at an alarming rate, and they're demanding all of my time, energy, and imagination -- which I'm happily giving them. I've never been able to resist a pair of googly eyes.
When I get into a state like this, where an idea has me so excited that I can't focus on anything else, I like to stay there as long as I can. Becoming obsessed with a project, to my way of thinking, is a sure sign that I'm working on something important -- something that needs to be finished.
But! I do realize that there's such a thing as too much creative obsession. As happy as my new friends are making me, I need to take a break so I don't get a case of Beady Burnout. So I've decided to distract myself by throwing a paint party!
What's a paint party? Well, for me it means going down to the basement, getting out my stamps and paints and brushes, and doing all the painting projects I've put off. I have some fabric, some plexi-glass, some canvas, and some white shirts, that need color -- and lots of it.
(A scarf made from plain white fabric.)
This last photo includes a vest I found in the children's section, and it has a ton of matte bronze sequins all over it -- in perfect condition. I'm going to harvest them for some projects.
Once I'm done with the painting and heat setting, I might even sew some sparkly little extras on these pieces. That is, if I can tame my feral sewing machine! Luckily, I'll have to wait a few days for the paint to cure; this gives me some time to form a plan of attack.
Now it's your turn: when you get obsessed with a project or idea, how do you handle it? Do you give in? Do you stick with the obsession as long as it's there? Or do you distract yourself with bright colors, like I do? I'd love to know.
(And also... do you like painting?)
Thanks for reading, and have a sequintastic day! I'll see you in the comments. <3