Wednesday, May 13, 2009


My muse is a woeful creature lately. There's not an abundance of inspiration floating about my atmosphere. I did manage to create something new earlier in the week, but it was an old sketch, and it took much longer than usual. (insert a big melodramatic swoon here)

Most of my energy has been spent throwing bones to the pack of rabid wolves at the door. Doctor appointments, toss a bone. Bills----toss a lot of bones, but I know they are always hungry. Kid's dramas, and dreams....toss all the bones I have as these wolves are loved and need to be kept well fed! Work....digging for the dusty bone bits that are left in the bottom of the basket. Red Riding Hood is running low on bones.

Oh good grief....I'm becoming a drama queen stuck in her own fairy tale. :)

Anyway, I have had this half baked idea for a doll, and I just can't quite complete the full picture. There's a song, Gepetto by Belly. I love that song. there's one line that says "That kid came over to my house today.....decapitated all my dolls." Silly me I have the song on my MP3 so I hear it all the time, and I keep wanting to make a doll that reflects the feeling I get when I hear that line. Most of my dolls tend to be fat , and sassy gals, and I am having a hard time reconciling my thin unaware beauty, woeful, and resigned girl idea with a pattern. I want to sit and get it worked out on paper, but alas all those wolves won't let me be long enough. Speaking of wolves I must get ready for work. May all you beautiful artists find a balance with your muses today!

7 comments:

Baroness Bijoutery said...

You will keep the wolves at bay and your muse will come out to play with you...Have fun today (said very tongue in cheek.)

AlyGatr said...

I totally know this feeling. What I've been doing lately is forcing myself to do some things that are completely out of my comfort zone...cooking and (OMG) learning to sew. Just this morning I was hit with a couple cool new ideas that were inspired by my new found crafts. Hope the muse comes back soon...maybe bribe her with chocolate??

Gail Lackey said...

Must be something in the air..or planets, as everyone I talk to is in the same boat going through dramatic things. I'll send some good energy your way and a flashlight so you can find your way..or at least bopp those hungry wolves with it!
happy hauntings, Gail

Tess said...

Create a mish-mash hodgepodge of a doll with a bone and all and then whenever you get to feeling this way just whack it and then shake off the feeling and whack it again and then thank it for taking the awful feeling away from you. LOL (Am I demented or what?)

Sue said...

Wolves are powerful animals, however they can be tamed. Yours will be too and your creative energy and inspiration will come flooding back!

I love the necklace you just did - so fae like!

Michelle said...

if i had any bones left, i'd send them your way :)

glassidentities said...

*rattles bag of bones* yeap.. mine is getting a bit low too.. seems there is always one more wolf than I have bones for... I did find that giving them a big cheesy smile and having fun seems to through them into a spin and they are not sure what to do. *smile*

I love the colors in this necklace.