A day of slightly loose ends is best finished with a RAPS post. Even though my old job is not over yet (hopefully working until June), the bubble has burst and I really have to motivate myself to put in my usual effort. As the shock wears off, the doubts and self-recrimination set in. I am most happy when I am creative; it keeps my mind from wandering, too, and so I spent the weekend at the sewing machine, repurposing my son’s old jeans. I doubt that sewing will be my new career, but at least I won’t be lacking in bags… 😂
But back to today’s May Day loose ends. I am going to fight them with number three of the recent shrine production. The silver shrine is already on its way to nordlicht; now the last one needs a home. It may seem a little context-less, but there was a point to this design
which I will explain below. I chose a tin for it that came from a stash sent to me by our lovely fellow fan K___ from Slovakia. Rudely, I have not yet properly written to her. So here is a first preliminary thank you, K___.
Um. Picture obscured by camera shake. But well, the inside is more interesting.
Ok, let me explain the context. Herba and Die Pö’s creative community blogging project had called for submissions on the topic of cacti in March. The deadline was April 1, and my submission did not make it in time. They’ve been doing their creative challenge for over two years now – pretty amazing, if you ask me. I always like the challenge of thinking up a way of reacting to the topic with a shrine, yet I take part not nearly often enough. Or I only get round to it when it is too late. But well, in this case, I thought the adjective “succulent” *always* applies…
Anyway, Armitage definitely looks as sharp as a cactus in his formal wear. And yep, luscious muscles inclusive.
Small and simple. Probably particularly good for those of you who enjoy sharp dressed Armitage *cue ZZ Top*. If you are one such, drop me a comment so I can find a new home for this pocket shrine!
Phew. That has definitely lifted my spirits. To be repeated, soon.