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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grumpy Fairy

The Grumpy Fairy was abroad Friday night spreading bad dreams, creative block, and general peevishness. Suzan, The Thrifty Collage Artist, mentioned that she had a nightmare and was grumpy and unable to accomplish anything the next day. (Now, that's hard to believe if you look at her work, but I'll take her word for it.)Oddly, my sleep was also disturbed with bad dreams, and yesterday I was not able to finish one single thing, despite working on an entry for Collage Play the ENTIRE day. The collage elements just sat there, uninspired and uncooperative. Determined to shake my general grumpiness, I decided that a trip to Athens to an art store, dinner at an Italian restaurant (read: wine), and a head-in-a-bucket movie would chase my blues away. As luck would have it, the art store had closed, but Ava and I wandered around town, while she snapped picures and flirted with a handsome chef outside on his break. Click here to see Ava's new boyfriend. Dinner at Depalma's was delicious, as always, and the Hey Mambo red wine was (what's a good wine term here?)succulent, yet lively? On the way home we stopped at Blockbuster's and got the Rob Lowe version of "Salem's Lot" (NOT the David Soul version). Sadly, though, it was wasted on us because we both dozed off about five minutes into the movie. I woke up this morning and decided to follow Suzan's advice: be constructive and finish that damn collage. I decided, though, just to start completely over and try to express how I felt yesterday. Sometimes I feel guilty if I'm not perpetually perky. Who am I kidding? I always feel guilty if I'm not a #%*#@ sunbeam. What you see above is the result of two days of hard work. Ava says she looks like she has a tone.. Good. she definitely has a tone AND a 'tude. I'm going to save my efforts from yesterday, which include a corseted lady in a fabulous floral turban and a penguin, and put them in Time Out until they decide to try to behave themselves.

4 comments:

Ava said...

Alberta--
I'm not sure Jesus does want you for a sunbeam. But I'm glad you're feeling better.

Giggles said...

Well it's a pretty adorable grumpy fairy, tude and all! You don't have to always be a little mary sunshine!! You have once a month off! haha!!
Love Ava's new yummy hunny!
Really love the colors and movement in this collage...great work despite the set backs!!

Hugs Giggles

Giggles said...

I'm not a huge fan of memes, but this is a good one, I figured a collage may come of it!! You are tagged!! Start thinking Quirky!!!

Hugs Giggles

Mandy C said...

i think i was visited by the grumpy fairy! what an awful night i had last night.

fantastic composition and work... love it xxx