Hey, look at this… I made something that doesn’t involve my drill or a bigass saw. Shocking, right? I don’t know what’s come over me.
Actually I do know what has come over me. Back when I started this big house adventure, I made a conscious effort to put all other creative efforts on the back burner. Not easy for someone who likes to have
15 23 47 a lot of projects going on at any given moment in time. I mean, there were more pressing matters, like needing walls and a roof… so if at some point in the last year I decided to stop building a house and spend time drawing tiny planets onto torn out pages of Huckleberry Finn, probably I would have ended up in a padded room somewhere with CRAZY tattooed on my forehead.
But now that the house does, in fact, have walls and a roof, I’ve given myself permission to let loose with a couple of just-for-fun projects.
If you’re wondering what in the heck would compel someone to a.) tear the pages out of Huckleberry Fin, or b.) Make up one sentence stories and then turn them into itty-bitty planets… I have no idea, but I think I’m going to blame it on Pintrest.
I was inspired by these pictures of silhouettes printed on book pages (a really easy project that doesn’t involve a sharpie marker) and Brian Andreas’ Storypeople art.
I’m still not sure what I’m going to do with these, other than just enjoy making them. I’ll probably cut them down into 3×3 squares and frame them individually.
Originally I thought I would write the stories around the planets, but it ended up looking very cluttered with the words on top of words. I considered drawing the planets on plain white paper, but I really like the fact that it looks like a drawing on a book page.
I may find a way to put my stories on the frame, or the back of the picture, or I may leave it off entirely.
Sharpie markers and I actually go way back. In college when my roommates and I would finish a new bottle of liquor I would memorialize it in sharpie. And then I did it with beer bottles. And now someone is going to suggest a 12 step program for me, but don’t worry, ever since moving out of the garage I mostly drink non-alcoholic beer. (Seriously, everything I love about beer without the extra calories and dehydration.)
They say admitting it is the first step. What can I say? I like sniffing Sharpies and drinking O’Douls. Seriously, it’s like a non-stop party around here.