Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Alien's have landed

I participated in an "alien" doll swap through an online group. It was my first swap and the particpants - very talented. I was a little nervous, hoping mine would not fall short. After serveral days of trying to figure out what an alien might look like, I checked my stash of materials and wouldn't you know it - I found a face I thought I'd never use because I thought it was too scary looking for a doll. It ended up making the perfect alien face. I had so much fun beading this one and ended up rather pleased with the results.

The doll form (by Monica Magness) was made of silk and was a dream to work with. She's about 7" tall and 'landed' in Germany when she was swapped.

In a challenge on anothe
r online group we were to bead something 'wild & free'. I opted for a little stuffed toy from McDonald's. A neo pet is what it was called I believe. My grandson was kind enough to donate it for the challenge. From that "Neo" was born. I don't know what is used to attach the 'eyes' on this thing, but it was impossible to bead through. The seams were pretty tough too. I had fun beading him, but boy was I happy when he was done.

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Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman