Thursday, 15. March 2012 2:20
So um, yeah. I’ve been in a bit of an anti autism awareness funk/delusion/cone of silence for a bit. It’s really not unlike any of the other projects in my life. I start off like a cannon with things and then fizzle out like a whisltley burnt out firework. Here are examples from the picture slide show that plays in my head. C’mon in, just try to avoid stepping on anything that looks important.
THOUGHT PROCESS NUMBER ONE:
I’m going to create a color palette for the house and make canvases for each room based on a theme so there is some unity and cohesiveness. First, I will scour the internet for ideas, carefully organizing the 372 bookmarks based on the order me likey, then by future fabrics, furniture, curtains, rugs, and pinterest projects that will follow. I will get samples from the paint store and create hand sketches of each room with the desired colors and pin them to a poster board to see it all come together.
I painted two rooms with colors I liked. They really match nothing else in the house. There were no sketches. There was no poster board. I do, however, have one unfinished canvas hanging in the bedroom…going on three years now.
THOUGHT PROCESS NUMBER TWO (I said number two):
I’m going to start an etsy site. Certainly there is a call for crocheted tricycle cozies with entire outfits to match their loving riders. Tomorrow, I will crochet my demos, photograph them professionally, and get my site up and running. This will be a great way to make some extra money.
I took three scarves I made to a local shop to see if they were interested in selling them. That was a month ago. I really should go back and pick those up.
Autism Awareness was no different for me last year. With Ellie’s diagnosis fresh under our belts, I was ready to charge into this at full speed. I lit my house blue. I made blue puzzle pieces for the windows and a wreath for the door. I wrote to the President to light the White House blue and inundated my fb page with blue. I got a team together for the Autism Speaks Walk. I designed team tshirts, wrote and visited local businesses for support, and wrote thank you notes.
This year, blue, puzzle pieces, and walking won’t be happening for us. I’m not into it – kinda just not in the mood. This is the year I’m going to try my hand at gardening. I think tomorrow I will till an area in the back yard and start preparing the soil. Raised beds are nice. I think maybe I’ll get some lumber and put those together this weekend. I’ve always wanted to try upside down tomatoes. Oh, then maybe I could start canning. Homemade salsa would be fun to start with and then I could…