Will Work for Color

Looking around Etsy I can see that a sort of drab low-key color range is the fashion. I have a hard time finding the smallest scrap of desire to lower the volume on my color palate.

I am nothing if not changeable — Gemini Rising — so there may come a time when I just don’t need the intense values anymore but that  time is not now.

I couldn’t walk out of  the local JoAnn store without this remnant of rainbow circles.

I’m not sure what I will use is to create but it will get used. I had found some striped Rainbow material last year and decided to use it to make a whale. I still need to sew his belly.

I’ll have Rainbow Whales in my Etsy shop next week.

Rainbows are good and meaningful as a symbol of alterna-pride and inclusion. I don’t know if anybody, except Frank, notices but I often feel like a gay man trapped in a woman’s body. I have always been drawn to smart brave people who carry on with their  own stylie thing, joys, pleasures, ways of negotiating the world regardless of how many dullards tell them they shouldn’t or can’t do it that way. That is one definition of the inventive, artistic soul.

I’m working on Curly Stars that will have little Kawaii faces for Etsian Dezyner. They are so cute and cuddly.

I love color.

It’s one of the joys of having human eyeballs.


Look what I found at my favorite thrift store last week,

It’s Eve and Adam before the fall. That irresistible apple is still the property of the snake slithering in the garden.

I don’t believe in resisting all temptation and I’m not big on biblical tales, especially one that holds that knowledge should be forbidden.

Don’t blame Eve. Somebody has to question authority. Sure, we could laze around the garden with not a thought in our head but what’s the point of living without a struggle, without each of us being allowed to make our own way through the maze?

I saw work like this from a sculptor/maker on Crafters Coast to Coast a few years back. I’ll have to search through YouTube to find him.

I’m working on another Mick.

This Mick Jagger doll is for the four-year-old niece of the buyer of the first Mick. Whoo hoo! Success is to have your work judged desirable in the eyes of a child. ♥

5 Responses to “Will Work for Color”

  1. What an inspiring post!!! Thank you for that–especially on a Monday when I was feeling particularly drab, tired, and colorless. I can’t wait to see the whales on Etsy; just looking at the picture of the one above makes me feel better! 🙂

  2. Great to know you are reading, Ada!

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  4. Hi darcy!
    You made me laugh with your comment of feeling like a gay man trapped in a woman’s body. Your work is lovely and funny and interesting. Your color choices is part of what makes you special. I agree with you that’s one of the joys of having human eyeballs. Have a nice day.

  5. Thank you, Olivia. ♥

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