I was going to spend the day in bed, hidden away from the rain and cold, reading the complete novels and stories of Sherlock Holmes. Instead, I did this:
Of course, my living room now looks like this:
I really did mean to sit around and do nothing today, honest. I woke up with headache and a sore throat and it was absolutely miserable outside my window so I ventured out of my bed just long enough to grab the first Sherlock Holmes volume. Being the ultimate procrastinator, rather than dive straight into the book, I spent some time fiddling around on the Internet before cozying up with my literature. The Internet delivered! I came across a mention of using the bottom of a two-liter bottle as a kind of stamp to make flower petals.
How intriguing! Oddly enough for someone who very rarely drinks anything that is not coffee, water, milk or beer, I happened to have a two-liter bottle in my minifridge. A friend came over last night and we watched The Emperor’s New Groove (which he had never seen and I have memorized) and ordered calzones and soda for dinner.
I read two chapters of the book and then looked at the glass of soda I’d poured earlier to cut the gunk out of the back of my throat. …The hell, I thought, I’ll go ahead and drink the rest of it and maybe try out that bottle thing later.
“Later” became “after finishing the third chapter” and I found myself lying on the floor of the common room attempting to stamp and fingerpaint some flowers onto cheap drawing paper. I gave the matter some thought (a second counts, right?) and then got dressed, grabbed my coat and headed out to the bus.
An hour and a half and $24 later, I returned home with some tempera paint, some incredibly cheap paintbrushes, foam mounting squares and some thin canvas boards. And then I started mixing paint and went to town!!
Here are some detail shots, because I am absolutely full of myself right now.
I feel so freaking accomplished right now.
I AM AN ARTEEST!!!!
And now I need to clean up after myself.