There are a few things that I hold a tight attachment to after I create, (example, my kids ;-) ) but in general I try to release my objects d’art as often as possible. This accomplishes 2 goals, first- it makes other people happy to get something handmade and unique. I enjoy seeing their appreciation, and I think it’s better that the objects are valued instead of ending up in a box or lost somewhere in the house. And second- can you imagine the amount of stuff I’d be carting around right now if I just hoarded them?
Of course there are all sorts of UFO’s flying around my house too. Before you call area 51, UFO in this case are “Unfinished Objects.” Sometimes I get into a project far enough that I feel artistically satisfied with the process, and I don’t need to finish immediately, and sometimes the time-lapse allows them to evolve into something else. (for example this blog was going to only document stuff I make, but it’s kind of become a diary of sorts)
I used to go to a Craft Club sponsored by Mothers & More Rochester (yes, that’s my goofy mug on the far right in the pink shirt ;-)) every month, that often had UFO nights, where we’d bring a project to work on while we chat. I’ve let my membership in M&M lapse (to my chagrin, but at the moment life hasn’t been accommodating enough for me to get to gatherings, but I miss even just being on the email loop…) So I think I’m going to re-up soon. I miss the girls, Facebook just isn’t enough!
Where was I going with this post. Oh yeah! So this blog has been a bit of a UFO lately, not that I think it will ever be truly finished, but I figured I’d give fair warning that the next few months are going to be crazy busy, and maybe I can start blogging again in the summer…