Arts-N-Crafts-N-Stuff

I am, believe it or not, a perfectionist.

The paralyzed kind that jjiraffe mentioned last week.

I want to start so many projects, I get so many ideas, for art, for writing, for organization, for redecoration, and while I do manage to complete some of them, I start and abandon many, and fail to start even more than that. Although, thinking about it, I probably have hundreds of pages of notes and lists, so I guess I start more than I think, if the planning stage counts.

I don’t know how many times Ian has come home to something new, like alphabetized DVDS, a reorganized kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or Abby’s room, or stacks of books all over because I got a bright idea.

Those are the visible projects. Most of the art and writing never see the light of day until I’m satisfied with the results.

But we’ve had these boxes of corks, see. Ian’s restaurant is renowned for their wine selection, and he brought some corks home a while back. Every now and then I start itching to do something with them. I’d love to do the baseboard thing, but most of our baseboards are hidden behind bookcases, so meh, what’s the point? I’ll do it when we buy a bigger house.

Today I found a how-to for a wine cork bathmat. Check it out, it’s awesome. This thing is getting made. I cannot wait!!

I finally sorted my frames as well, and even put this little guy that I painted about 20 years ago in a frame!

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I’m also looking for a theme to make some art cards. Maybe I’ll just go to my dictionary.com app and shake for random words and see how that works out. Any suggestions?


6 Comments on “Arts-N-Crafts-N-Stuff”

  1. tigger62077 says:

    Artistic types have a tendency to be perfectionists, oddly enough. Something about having the art JUST RIGHT and it’s NEVER good enough and…yeah. I know too many artistic types. πŸ˜€

    Wish I had an idea for the cards. My first thought is infertility, sell them on ETSY, but…maybe not. It’s hard to strike the right balance between bitter and flippant. It IS a topic not often covered, though…

    • April says:

      That’s it exactly! It’s sooo frustrating to see something in your head and not be able to translate it to paper or whatever medium the way it’s supposed to be.

      I had thought about infertility, but n…Ha! Nothing really came to mind until just now. I’ll see how it goes. And etsy? I don’t know. Although what an interesting way to fund treatments, eh?

  2. jjiraffe says:

    That bathmat is awesome! LOVE. And I love your FRAMED painting! Big huge LIKE for this post.

    • April says:

      πŸ™‚ Thank you! Ian surprised me last night with a shelf thingy and a hot glue gun so we’ll be making that bath mat soon! I can’t wait to see how it comes out.

  3. I am just like you. I start so many projects and never finish them. Right now I have a ton of unfinished ones and a head full of new ones that I want to start, but shouldn’t. That bathmat is so cool. Can’t wait to see the finished product. Your dog painting is so awesome!


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