I've been helping a friend with a cool but ultimately doomed project every evening this week. He's throwing a post-apocalyptic gathering with dance music, drumming and it should be rather cool. We are making decor from drift wood, metal, wire, feathers and old electronics. The only problem is he is determined to have it this weekend when not a lot of people can come and unfortunately there won't be too many people at it, and a lot of people who'd like to help out aren't here either. Plus it starts at 11 and the doors are only open until 12 and then it goes until 6 am. He's trying to create a "mood" and I admire what he's trying to do...I just fear that there will be a small attendance. I have a feeling he's gonna lose out money on it and it could be so much more if it were another weekend, but we're trying to help him achieve his vision for the event despite it all and enjoy the process. I don't know how the party itself will be but I've had a blast making decor and little art installations to go around the venue. Seriously good stuff being made here. We've been giggling that some people get grants to do this kinda thing for a living and...there will be photos of what a society surviving the ashes would do to decorate their world that rises from the ashes...it would be so great to just make art all the time. Full time artists...I envy you.
And so I am tired.
I'm drinking coffee. With caffeine.
I know. But it's necessary.
Only 2 more weeks of crazy busy summer and it lets off a bit. I can tidy out my house and just relax and read and make things. All this crafting has been good for the soul and I want to make things in my own craft pit. There are bookshelves in it to paint so they can get out into my living room so I have space - both in my room and in my living room for stuff. I haven't been home and not busy enough to do anything with them since June. And I have a few renos to do around the house before my surgery...which has been pushed back to November (sigh).
And so....step 1. Coffee and work.
Then we shall see what else comes of this fine sunny day. I say the first yellow leaves of fall on my walk to work today. My favourite season is coming.
That'll do for now :)