Saturday, April 01, 2006

Paper Safari

Day one: The first day of a safari is always very exciting as plans are made, supplies arrive and photos are printed, and I began to set up camp.
Almost immediately I made a rather large error on the mini-book cover. Puzzling over how to correct the error, I set it aside and began working on other pages for the project.
Half-way through the day I encountered a Ya-Ya scrapper carrying her young and bearing gifts. I invited her into my camp. Moments later, the call of a second Ya-Ya split the companionable silence. Ya-Ya’s seem to have an almost mystical connection to each other. When one joins the camp it is not uncommon to find several more quickly assemble.
But they are a very supportive tribe, and soon they were helping me with my project, knotting floss, offering a second and third set of eyes, and providing praise.
Alas, none were able to devise a solution to the mini-book cover conundrum.
The sound of my young returning from their day’s educational exercises eventually drove the Ya-Ya’s back to their own camps.
My companion arrived shortly thereafter and we called a brief halt to the project in order to gain rest and respite.
Returning in the early evening to the project, I was able to devise one more page before it became time to retire.
As I began to doze off I was suddenly hit with the embarrassingly simple solution to the mini-book cover problem.
In hindsight, I should have risen from my cot and worked on the project immediately, but I was cozy and dozy, so I spent the rest of the night waking up every 90 minutes wondering if it was morning yet so I could get back to my project.
As you can see by my enclosed photograph, as the project gets bigger, the work area gets smaller. I hope to finish my first project on day two and clean the work space so I can begin working on the second project.

8 comments:

horseygal said...

You are so funny!!

Karen said...

It's nice that you have a space. Whenever I work on something creative it takes over the floor in my living room. You should see the mess I've created working on my paintings!

Corinnexxx said...

lolol you crack me up! have fun today!

corinne5xxx

Jennifer Stewart said...

Wow, look at all of that stuff! Your blog today was very entertaining! :)

Jennifer

Susan said...

Alleen, I love the way you tell a story! LOL

Wyo sis said...

There seems to be a specific cadence to the language of scrappin' that differs from the normal everyday communication. Even your syntax changes, You must write a book. See, I've taken on the cadece just from reading it. You, my dear, are in the zone. Can't wait to see the results.

shirley said...

LOL! Looks like a lot of creativity at work!!

Gwyn said...

Cracking me up with your safari imagery, though in essence, that's kind of how it is, isn't it?

Eagerly waiting to see what kind of cover you bagged, too.