Sunday, January 24, 2010
Can I get a swap amen?
For the first time in over two years, I can say I have no swaps that I have on my to make list. I finished! I wasn't kidding when I said I needed to take a break from swaps. I just checked my records, and with the two swaps I finished making this weekend, I have done 35 swaps in 55 weeks, and I am sorry, but that is crazy. and the year before wasn't any more sane. That is why I am taking a swap break. These are the finished version of my Art Unraveled Swap and the last two swaps of the ongoing 14 month Rolodex project. The last two months of Rolodex are alphabet cards. My letters are Q and I, so I made tiny (art) quilts and inchies on top of I dictionary pages. When these are swapped, I think my Rolodex will be full, full, full. Perhaps I will post a picture of it in March, which is when I will have all the cards. I don't usually put my own handwriting on the front of a page, but it is part of the style I was trying to copy on the AU page. I really had a lot of fun on them all.
Actually, I finished them yesterday and planned to get up early and get them posted early, but stupidity prevailed. I woke up 630ish full of energy and decided to move a lot of what is on one side of my studio to the other side and vice versa. Basically, I wanted my fabric table by my fabric and ribbon wall. So I turned the table on its side and proceeded. Problem was that when I got the table to the other side of the room and tried to stand it back up, I broke off a set of "legs," so it took hours trying to get the problem solved. I should have known better in the first place since the table is so big and heavy, but I got in too big of a hurry. When I got the new "legs" back on, I called for help setting it upright, and proceeded to finish the task or moving and reloading tables, and shelves and on and on, which took nearly the whole day, but I am really really happy with the result. You can blame it all on my parents. My mom was a librarian, and my dad was a musician. That is why I need to keep all my art stuff organized. Makes sense, doesn't it?