Wednesday, May 13, 2009

certifiable

My logical mind is able to step outside of myself and see that my behavior over the last few days is borderline certifiable. But I can't stop.

Must. Carve. Stamps.

The subject displays erratic and compulsive behavior pertaining to, but not limited to, art work. She can be found hunched over for hours on end carving stamps. She seems unaware of the goings on around her and if watched closely one can detect a slight rocking in her movements, which may or may not be attributed to the Ben Fold's music she listens to on her iPhone.




I am quite fascinated by the fact that I am responding to the stress of this week in this way. Poor Sugar Daddy doesn't quite know what to think. He has been very patient. The boy is loving the new found freedom he has with his distracted mother. At one point I emerged from my coma to find that he had helped himself to two Popsicles, a pixie stick and a bag of animal crackers.
I also found this.

If I hadn't been so busy being mad about the orange ink on the bar stool, I might have been able to appreciate the artistic value in his work.

Now, what can I make next?

7 comments:

Karyn said...

I'm nearly speechless. How can there be this much talent stuffed into ONE PERSON?!? I'd like to hate you, but the problem is, I think I'd really like you too much for that.
Happy Carving/Anticipating/Washing-Orange-Ink-Off-Of-Barstools.

Laura said...

I always knew you were crazy

jojo said...

I just don't get how you have the time April Meeker. I can't leave Jack alone for more than 5 minutes if I am not working, because he likes to show me his latest lizard catch or some terrible "black widow". I can’t get water for fear of Sam seeing me and jumping from Mary Poppins arms. I envy the fact that you can actually sit and be creative, what a nice family you have!!! If I had a spare 30 minutes, I would sketch too, but those days are gone. I have to write corporate reviews you know, due today..strategy, take a deep dive and all that crap! Not to mention, get out of my PJs, shower, exercise...Today, I am just trying to focus on getting better from one of those colds that you wish you had a Mummy near by for...or at least one who didn't live in France. You know the ones with the aching joints and sweat? Not the Mummy but the cold, although her joints probably ache now too.
I am supposed to be having a positive day. I decided that I had better get better at dishing out love. Live your best day every day...that is what they all say. I am really trying. So, I am not speechless but I am confused. How on earth do you find the time? What is the secret? You're sitting there, all glam..living your best day, creating. Whatever it is, enjoy it before Amelie gets here..ha!! Come to me then with your beautiful block prints and aprons and needlework. Oh, you'll probably be embroidering linen while she naps...

brooke said...

i am in absolute awe of your stamp carving abilities....

emily said...

Those are so great! I had no idea that it was even possible to carve stamps. Where do you buy them uncarved?

Julie said...

think bubble bath....

maren said...

I LOVE those april!