"I wanted to write about it all.
Everything that happens in a moment.
The way the flowers look when you carry them in your arms.
This towel - how it smells , how it feels...it's thread.
All our feelings - yours and mine.
The history of it.
Who we once were.
Everything in the world.
Everything mixed up.
Like it's all mixed up now.
And I failed.
Dialogue from "The Hours"
I guess it happens to the best of us at some point or another. Or perhaps it doesn’t, I’m certainly no expert.
How does one measure personal success when it is so inextricably linked with the success of others? By nature, success is both relative AND personal.
I don’t have the ability to articulate exactly what it is that has suddenly struck me dumb. It’s just that, well, the incessant blogging and the crafting… they give me an imperative, but they don’t give me a meaning. I don’t think I anticipated that they would. Don’t you find that, no matter what your intentions, things always end up being so much less than what you start with?
I don’t for a moment expect this is making much sense to anybody else. I catch myself sometimes, poised, staring, thoughtless….literally thoughtless, like my spirit has vacated my body and dropped for a moment into some other, alien existence of which I know nothing.
It is human nature to carry on.
Thus, I’ll give you the blog post I had planned:
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At the weekend I finished another small project. Well, I guess that ‘project’ is not really an appropriate title; it’s just an idea that I had to use up yet another scrap of fabric! I won’t bother to write a proper tutorial or anything as it is pretty self explanatory. I think the end product is pretty cool though – I’m thinking of doing some of the whole family, animals and all!
All you need to do is take a photograph (new or existing) of yourself in ‘profile’. Of course, it is probably easier to get somebody else to do this for you (and yes, I was still smoking at the time mine was taken!!!)
Print the photo onto basic paper (you don’t really need the image).
Trace your outline as carefully as possible onto tracing paper.
Place tracing paper onto some black card/paper and go over the outline once again with a v. sharp pencil. You want to push quite hard so that the outline is transferred (indented, I guess) onto the surface of the black paper.
Cut around the outline and hey presto – silhouette!
Now, If you like the size then that’s groovy, otherwise you can enlarge the image on a photocopier and cut it out again.
After that, all you need to do is frame your silhouette using some fabric scraps as a background.
And another scrap bites the dust! Cool, huh?