The challenge this week over at Order of the Opus Gluei
is to be inspired by a language or culture that is not your own.
The two most inspiring foreign cultural things for me are Meditation and Yoga.
That was the easy bit.
But what to make.
Last night I was whining in an email to Electra that I just can't manage anything in a week and nearly all the challenges are weekly and blah blah blah, poor little me...
Then I stopped and thought "stop being so pathetic and make something. "
Seeing as Spanky was in bed getting her beauty sleep, I was on my own. (Do not think about the implications of that statement. Three would be a crowd anyway.)
Draw a bloody arch for a start, free hand it doesn't have to be symmetrical. Just grab a bit of patterned paper and do it.
It needs something more. OK, I'll do Zetti stripes.
Without measuring in millimetres for F's sake!
OK, now do a banner with meditation on it and find a background paper for it.
This took quite a bit of fannying around, but got done.
Ok what about a Buddha. Fine, come on quickly!
I got out another bit of paper and my new nesty circles.
Where are the instructions...
OK, two circles cut out and edged.
Quick, c'mon practice a face on a bit of scrap paper.
Oh shut up while I google Buddha and look at how the faces of the statues are formed.
No, even a Minnie Mouse face will be fine, just do it.
Well, I'm doing a belly button and a crown with bling.
Great, now shut up and do it. No, you don't need coffee, it's 10.30 at night, sit down and do it!
It needs a bit more of something and I need to think of a way to get it to stand up as a card.
I'll finish it in the morning.
No, finish it now.
No; Arse to you. I'm going to bed.
OK, sod the housework, finish the card.
Voila!! Bullying for one and getting challenges done on time - in a nutshell.
If I had had 4 weeks it would look completely different and Buddha would have been in a little round house of altered art but I GOT IT DONE!