Saturday, June 5, 2010

Squirrels in my head

Have you ever had trouble falling asleep or woke too early because your head was full of ideas that you could not shut away?  It happens to me fairly regularly; usually it's when I'm really tired and desperately want to fall asleep, or if I have to get up early for something important so I go to be earlier than usual (before midnight).  The less common breed of squirrels invade my sleep and wake me earlier than I need to wake up.  This morning I was woken by a scurry of squirrels (a group of squirrels is called a scurry - now you can say learned something new today!) all with different inspirations to communicate.

I've been pondering how to make my fae art dolls wearable.  Many things have me thinking in that direction - having majored in Jewelry/Metals in college I seem to be naturally drawn to making wearable art, and observing sales at Faerie Con last year - if you could wear it it was more likely to sell - especially before & during the balls.

So, this morning, I had a scurry of eager squirrels that would not let me sleep.  Now I have 6 pages of thumbnail sketches with notes, 3 on wearable fae (jewelry, hair accessories, hats, clothing) 2 pages of things like fae ring bearer pillows, fae treasure boxes mobiles, frames ...) and one page of display ideas for future shows. 

This afternoon I started playing with hat ideas ... what do you think???

1 comment:

  1. At least those thought squirrels are cute and productive! My neighborhood started work on fixing a drainage problem this week, so I've been awakened by loud, angry machines that do nothing for my creativity. :p

    The hats look splendid!!