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In the Middle

Posted in constructions, dolls, dreams, etsy, handmade, projects, television with tags , , , , on November 1, 2010 by darcyarts

There are signs that I may have fallen down the rabbit hole of holiday sales season 2010. It’s a rush and at the same time that it is just a little bit frightening.

I am well into fulfilling an order for 11 big double chocolate donuts and I’ve got a Stevie Wonder doll to start.

Will the velocity of sales at the DarcyArts shop increase?

Will it be a gas, gas, gas, cranking out my little lovelies for all the fans of DarcyArts? Yes, it will.

I think I’ve got the hang of spreading my energies evenly over all the tasks at hand. It’s freedom of movement  that comes from employing the carousel method of creation. I ride a different painted pony every few hours.  I switch it up — sew, cut, stitch, stretch. When my eyes need to stretch their vision to a far horizon I’ll run an errand. Get myself  to the health food store, JoAnn store for more stuffing, or check the thrift stores for the things on my list. 

Then back to work. After the morning  NPR programs are finished I’ll turn on the sweet trashy Bravo TV shows or HGTV as background noise. I look up occasionally to see whats going on but keep my eyes on the project at hand.

When I need a little outside energy I’ll have another cup of tea and play some good music to push me through — Josh Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age, some good old Rolling Stones, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Love, Robyn Hitchcock, Iggy Pop.

I’ve been slowed a bit by a virus my honey and I picked up  last week. My immune system is doing its job of kicking its ass. I have not been really down with it. At first it felt like I was being invaded by a load of tiny aliens but I’ve been able to work plenty and sleep plenty.

I’m still up early, before the sun shines, Checking for orders, setting up my work for the day. I get my materials ready, have a glass of tea, and this week, eat way too much carrot cake.

Things are rolling along. I am so happy to be working at producing things that I dreamed up, so pleased that I finally managed to make something out of nothing. February 2, 2011 will be the second anniversary of quitting my day job.

I feel good about the things I do. I have an open mind. I’m learning all the time and I am making people happy.

No more sour apples.

Outing Project 1

Posted in cute, dreams, food, projects, shopping with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2009 by darcyarts

No, this post has nothing to do with the theme of Wednesday’s Fresh Air (Terry Gross NPR).

It’s the beginning of a new blog topic series.

Since I’ll be concentrating very heavily on making chimps here at the DarcyArts studio I decided I would create an imagined psychic space outside.

When I go out on errands I will record images from the trip and see what kind of sense or nonsense it makes when strung together with photos.

I don’t know if it will be chronological or fanciful.

If today’s outing was fanciful it would begin here:

moosedroolaMidway through my errands I found this truck parked at the loading dock of Winco.

I thought this moose was very playful and amazing to see on the side of a delivery truck on such a grey day.

He was a real treat after the dismal environs of WalMart.

walmartI normally detest having to negotiate the parking there.  People seem so impatient and they drive too fast for such a cramped space.

Now that they’ve reduced the space even further and created very small, snaking thruways it really scary.

constructionAll for the glory of WalMartism. Soon they will stock everything you need. You’ll never have to go anywhere else.

Ewww. I only go when I have to visit the supa cheap pharmacy.

I did find a few things inside the store that were interesting.

lilfarmerThis little guy is a farmer. He has a tractor and a few animal friends, an apple and corn and a checkered bandana. Cute.

There were some real canned peas that looked interesting. They came out kinda blurry.

sweetpeasTaking these photos of interesting, mundane things at stores made me think that it might be fun to do a sort of bent Q man.

Think of a strange question and go up to strangers, interesting strangers, and tell them it’s the question of the day for my blog.

Would that be weird?

I would only ask really intriguing looking people. I wonder how they would react.

I always liked doing it for the RS. People were usually very nice and considerate even if they sometimes hated getting their picture taken.

Here are some bright clothes.

brightclothesWal Mart is ready for summer.

I stopped by the All Saints thrift store, adjacent to the original Yaks on Bechelli Lane.

They had a beautiful ceramic jar. I don’t want to buy things I won’t use but it was very fetching.

angeljaraThis girl is like a prairie angel and she is flying over a little settlement.

Somebody painted her. Maybe she’s a real girl who is floating above a village in a dream or some kind of ecstatic happiness like the people in Chagall’s paintings.

Maybe she lives on a polygamist compound and she escapes by using her imagination.

angeljarbGeez, I really like this jar. I might have to go back and buy it tomorrow.

I go to the thrift stores to find vintage things to share on Etsy but sometimes it backfires and I keep the things.

I still have the kitty. He’s up in the DarcyArts shop.

kittyyardgoodI wouldn’t mind keeping him.

He’s sassy.

I was thinking about putting rhinestones in the pupils of his eyes.

Anyway, that was Wednesday’s outing. I found some cool stuff to share here.

I’m working on the chimps early Thursday but I have a trip to the post office on the schedule.

Check back for my next adventure and see what or whom I’ve discovered.

It might be you.