This is my dollie house,
a constant, ongoing, ~ year's long project!
I've been organizing my studio this week and have found many projects.
Some of them half completed, some not started, some long forgotten.
I have many ideas swirling around my head ...
and I no sooner get one thing done and then I'm inspired by another!
My dollie house is an example,
I got this in a box ... as in, assembly required!
and let me just say ~ Whew! That was quite a challenge.
I was happy when I got to the roof,
thinking I was almost done,
until I saw a bazillion cedar shingles!!!
all of which had to be glued on one by one!!!
(okay, maybe not a bazillion, but alot of shingles!)
anyway ~ I have enjoyed making it my own
and decorating the inside!
Picking paint colors for each room,
laying hardwood floor in the kitchen and then staining it!
very time consuming, but somehow satisfying.
As I was dusting my mini house ~
I got to thinking how my projects always have projects!
Meaning, it's never as simple as putting it together and being done!
I quess I'm what you call, a beauty embellisher.
It wasn't enough to put this dollie house together as is.
I simply had to add something else~
And no, you can't find it if your looking for it ~ I tried!
Sometimes it just comes to you!
And you don't know this about me ~ Yet ~
but another passion I have is decorative baking!
(more posts on that later!)
But I have always been a purveyor of the unique.
So, I had some vintage cake frills in my stash,
to which I used for the gingerbread on my dollie house!
(see what I mean! a project within a project!)
I have come to accept this of myself,
and recognize that we are all projects!
and that throughout our life there will always be projects...
inside and out!
and it's what we do with those projects,
using our own signature, so to speak, on our projects
that, I believe in turn, can affect our world and those around us.
One of my favorite life quotes is by Martha Graham ~
There is a vitality,
a life force, an energy, a quickening,
that is translated through you into action,
and because there is only one of you in all time,
this expression is unique.
And if you block it,
it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
Now go leave some fingerprints on your projects!