Some bunny done it

Today I am sitting in my living room, surrounded by the pieces that I made in the last few weeks.  I have much more to do to finish them and a notebook full of ideas.  My notebooks and sketchbooks are the memory that I wish that I had.  Words and pictures that I can never seem to remember when I want to.  Small pads of paper like these are what I pick up on my way to the checkout counter.  Some people will grab a pack of gum or mints before they finalize their purchases.  I grab the little notebooks.  These are just the ones that I keep in my purse.

Idea archive

Idea archive

With all the projects that I have going on currently, these little notebooks help me keep return to my original ideas.  All my ideas change over time.  I usually write down a basic idea like “terrarium”.  That is usually enough for me.  So this week I went out searching for clear plastic eggs.  Being that Easter is near I thought that I would have no problem finding what I was looking for, but to no avail.  So I went searching for the next best thing.  I wasn’t sure what my alternative would be.  I am never sure until I see it.

Bottles

Found it!

While wandering the aisles of Archie Mcphee’s I found what I was looking for.  I often forget that I can find odds and ends for projects there.  I have been going there for years.  Back when I was a kid my father would bring me here.  It was my favorite toy store.  I could leave with a bag full of trinkets (the kind that you would get at the bottom of a cereal box) for a few just a dollars.  It is like a scavenger hunt but when I find what I am looking for I can feel the blood rushing to my head, my ears heat up and my heartbeat speeds up in excitement.  I love that feeling. 

Some bunny done it

Some bunny done it

 

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