Thursday, February 28, 2013

Breaking Out of a Creative Slump

I'm not actually in a creative slump right now, but working with a medium other than the one you normally work with is a great way to break out of a creative slump.  I have a whole pile of jewelry made that I haven't listed yet because I haven't sold any since before Christmas.  So instead of making even more jewelry I decided to make a Space Invader on my wall out of Post-It notes.  Because I'm awesome and also because I have a lot of Post-It notes that I never use because I prefer virtual Post-It notes.  It was pretty easy and also slightly time-consuming to make.  I found a picture of a Space Invader on Bing and then I drew it in pixel form.  Then I got my Post-It notes and started putting them on my wall.  Then they started to fall off so I grabbed my duct tape and attached it to the back of each one.  It wouldn't have taken nearly as long if I didn't have OCD.  As it is, it still isn't perfect.  The bottom arms don't line up.  But I'm happy with it.  The whole thing took me about an hour and a half.

I also finally fixed my feather earrings after forgetting they existed for about a year and then discovering them in a bag full of hair ties (along with my black heart earrings which have been missing for the same amount of time).  I bought them for $20 at the University District Street Fair my freshman year of college.  I wore them all the time and then one of the feathers fell off of the leather strip that it was glued to, which attached it to the earring hook.  I removed the other feather from the leather (heehee it rhymes) and attached them both to tiny metal clamp things that I purchased on Etsy.  I also added lightning bolts that were on a different pair of earrings because I thought it would look cool.  And it does.  And yes I am wearing a Back to the Future shirt in these photos which I thrifted from the men's section at Goodwill two years ago.  Go ahead and be jealous.

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