This is all Andy Paulson's fault. Really. I wouldn't be writing this post if he hadn't made a guest appearance on his wife's blog a couple of weeks ago. Not that I haven't been planning to blog, but I was supposed to hem haw around for 6 months or so trying to figure out the blog name, banner art, etc. Basically, talk about blogging, but not really blogging. I thought that might be fulfilling enough. Enter my best friend Will who didn't really understand my desire to have a blog. I sent him the link to Andy's guest appearance hoping to inspire him to make those egg rolls the next time we're together. He read Alicia Paulson's blog from start to finish, and BOOM!, the next day he created his blog. WHIRLWIND! I had to get with it. I couldn't be left in the blog dust. Be sure to visit Will's blog. He's an excellent storyteller. It's a pleasant and often hilarious jaunt through his mind. I don't think nearly as much as Will does. I wouldn't call myself mindless just not as MIND FULL as William. However, I do think quite profoundly while vacuuming. Sometimes to the level of epiphany. I vacuum a lot so I'm not sure where all those thoughts go after I flick the "off" switch. It's as though my mind is somehow connected with that machine which races to suck up all those thoughts, quickly, as it detects my finger reaching for the off switch. Yes. It appears my mind is powered by a vacuum cleaner. Maybe I should sit down, with the vacuum whirring idle beside me, and journal all those thoughts before they are GONE. WHIFFENPOOF! GONE.
Whiffenpoof is a good word isn't it? I was making a tag for my friend, Tracy, when I found the word while browsing through old sheet music. It sounds EXACTLY like a word she would make up. As it turns out she actually knows the word! Do I know that girl or what? I'm incorporating it into my daily speech. Whiffenpoof. It's a good word.
My hope is that this blog and I will become good friends. Intimate friends. That I will come here and be able to navigate with half my brain tied behind my back. That it will be a haven. A place to share my dreams, my art, my friends, my family and my nostalgic mind. A place to make many new friends. I want to be a blogger. Today, I am a blogger. Thank you, William, for making me a blogger.
I made the blog banner from ephemera straight out of my grandmother's stash which is now my stash. The photos are my family. Collage is one of many passions. I love to work in all media. I sew in spite of the fact that I cannot sew. I will try anything. The only thing I haven't yet felt the urge to do is rug hooking. However, I won't be even mildly surprised if, six months from now, I'm all keyed up about rug hooking. Yes, it will probably happen.
My feet are wet so I'll leave you with something to look at. You may have to click on it to be able to see it very well. I'm having trouble inserting an image at a specified size. I'll work on that. Here's hoping, when you click on the image, it doesn't become so mammoth that you fear it might gobble you up!