today? Something that I have been trying to finish for over a month now, and it was driving me crazy! You know how you have an idea in your head, but you can't quite pull all the pieces together. Either you can't find what you are looking for or you have everything but can't quite figure out how to make it match what your imagination has rolling around in your brain.
I used to think it was just me and I was horribly unorganized and had some sort of Artistic Attention Deficit Disorder. Turns out my mom and my sister suffer from it, too! It's genetic! My brain just pops all over all the time, too many projects overlapping, too many supplies that can serve multiple purposes. Today was the day that it finally all came together for the Pixie Witch that has been buzzing in my ear, driving me insane. I caught her in this No. 3 size Pixie Witch cage, she has something hiding behind her back, Lord only knows what mischief she has up her sleeve. I put on the metal tag not to shake the cage, because that really gets her worked up, trust me! I think I need to take her to the vet for a "Bat Dip" they are just buzzing around her something terrible. Hopefully I can train her up and use her as my muse, I don't know, she's giving me that look, isn't she? Not a very "A-Mused" face at all. There are twelve other Pixie Witches flitting about, dive bombing me. Twelve more cages are ready, just waiting to catch them and pop them over to etsy, surely someone can make honest pixies out of them. One is for sure going to Maija, I still owe her for the Pixie Jar she sent me this Spring...yes, I am a bad swapper!!!!
Speaking of swaps, I always seem to miss the opportunity to jump in play with all you wonderful artists out there. I always come across them days after they have closed, so I just get to watch from the sidelines, cheering as the Parade goes by, taking in all the creative excitement that a swap brings. Those girls in the parade sure look like they had a great time. So imagine my shock and giddyness when I actually made it into Artsy Mama's "Sweet & Sinister" swap for Halloween? I think Kari must have posted it, turned around to check on her daughter, turned back to the computer and there were over 100 gals who had jumped into the cauldron. Woo Hoo!!! I got paired up with Candace who is the sweetest gal and a kindred sister on the vintage Halloween decor scene, so this is gonna be fun! The silly thing is I was meandering around the internet yesterday morning and you know how you take a couple of turns when reading blogs, clicking on a favorite blog here, or someone's post there and I found myself at a site that looks like it belongs to someone very nice, creative and a little bit fun. Fast forward to an email from Kari telling me my swap partner's name with an attached link to her blog. So I click it and bam! Back at the site I was just earlier in the day, Candace's!!! Spooky? Meant to be? Destined to be a blast of fun? That's what I'm thinking!