Friday, April 02, 2010
Friday, with a little pretending.
I made this Poppet.
I call it Fairy Goodreader.
I always liked the idea of a creature that visits and reads to those who have no humans to visit and read to them.
Yes, it is pretend. Pretending matters.
Having said that,
Earlier I made "Commander Crow Runs an Airtight Ship."
Which is also pretend. And was both fun and difficult to make. Things must be done in a certain order. Tiny bits must be manipulated. I have a new appreciation for people who make such things. The bubbles in the window are from another project, where I tested
sponging before applying to the canvas. Sometimes the paper around my palette is a painting too. And, I'd like to go on adventures with Commander Crow.
Addendum: Please see RRNN's verse about Commander Crow in comments.
This evening I moved a box behind the storage building and discovered a rat.
He looked at me and I looked at him.
I wished, for a moment, that I was the sort of person who carries cheese in her pocket.
But I'm not. So after another moment or two of looking at each other, the rat scurried away.
I don't think I'll ever be the type of person who carries cheese in her pockets, but
if I'd had some, I would've been happy to share.
But I'm pretty sure he didn't know that. And I don't think rats pretend.
I hope he stays outside, and not in and I hope he stays clear of the Tortie, who continues to stay mostly clear of me.