I seriously think I have some kind of mental disease. I am not able to let my brain relax.
I have to be making something. Or fixing something. Or painting something. Or cleaning something. Or planning the process of doing one of these things. It’s super annoying.
So of course, even though I didn’t need to, I made some side-projects this weekend.
For some reason, I wanted to buy some vintage arrows and make some art. So I found some vintage arrows. And I made some art. My arrows have real metal tips. It’s like “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” styles. They probably killed things before. No “safety nubs” for me – I don’t half-ass my arrow art.
Check out those real feathers. They make the arrow go in certain directions. You know how I know? Because in the film “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” starring Kevin Costner and Christian Slater, they had this one scene where Kevin Costner had to shoot an arrow at some guy who was trying to chop off Christian Slater’s head with a big axe and because he needed to make the arrow do a curve-shot, he pulled off one of the tri-feather tail thingies and shot the arrow and IT WORKED.
I just used my Girl Guide string-tying skills and I tied my arrows up by wrapping butcher string around them.
BLA-BLAM. Arrow art. Kevin Costner would be proud.
I also made some neon-striped wood vases. They are didn’t turn out as well as the arrow art.
A word to the wise – if you are going to try to paint neon stripes on something that is dark, PRIME IT first. Because I didn’t prime it, and then I painted like sixteen coats, and it still looks like shizz. Then I primed it and was done in 5 minutes. But the other sixteen coats below the primer got all bumpy and goopy and then it kind of made the stripes look like shit.
ARTY PHOTO OP:
Finally, I planted some more plants in some wall-planters. Suddenly I am a Green Grower, reborn.
So far none of my other plants have died. A couple of brown spots on one leaf. I decided to rectify this problem by watering the shit out of the plant. It will likely soon rot and die. However – this guy appears to be happy:
So does this guy:
Plants and beer. And neon. And arrows. It was a pretty good Sunday.
* Also, this.