Saturday, June 17, 2006

Paper and scissors

I feel blah today.

My life is on hold until I hear about that job. I'm letting it eat away at me. So I tried to think happy thoughts today. Instinct somehow led me to scissors and paper. When I was ten or so, my mom (Sally), may she rest in peace, taught me how to make paper dancing dolls. Making these dolls today made a bridge to the past. Soon I was in the house in which I grew up, seated at the sticky and humid dining room table with my mom, snippets of paper flying off as we fashioned our dolls. I felt the safety and predictability of my childhood. I sensed the breeze sifting through the curtains. So this exercise really lifted my spirits today. Thanks mom!

12 Comments:

Blogger firstborn said...

hi potato print!

these are so charming...your dancing dolls & the story you shared about you & your mom...just so sweet...hang on to those precious memories because that'll see you through the blahs!

thanks so much for you kind & generous comments on my mmm piece...i was just having this conversationtoday with a friend about not seeing/feeling any different when a b-day rolls around...i always feel the same ol' me...

have a great rest of your weekend! & please visit anytime you want...i will do the same :)
mary ann
p.s., i see that you know about melba's exciting event in 10/07!!! how cool...i'll see you there!

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Catalana said...

Hey Potato Print
I'm sorry you are feeling glah -- whoops! BLAH. Creating stuff is a great tonic medicine. I really love your jellyfish. Very funny. I also love the dancers and the memories of your mom. Did you noice the great shadows on the second photo?

5:26 AM  
Blogger Cin said...

this is a delight!! you should submit to "Illustration Friday" the theme this week is "dance"!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

Hey Cindy,
Thanks for that idea. I tried to post on Illustration Friday, but I must be too 19th century or something. "Static page?" make a thumbnail. I'm confounded. But I did enjoy seeing the illustrations.

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Blogger Cin said...

at the bottom of this post you see the time "4:41 PM"?

click that

a page will open with only this post on it, that is your "static page"

copy the url and use it to add your link to "IF"

how did you make the thumbnail for your profile picture?

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Blogger Potato Print said...

Cin
Thank you so much! I am empowered. Woo hooo!

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