So . . . the other day I was thinking about this blog . . . and wondering why I don’t seem to have anything to say lately. I mean, it’s not like I’m not doing anything “blogworthy.” I have dozens of project in the works. Then I realized that while I’m very good at starting interesting projects . . . I don’t seem to be very good at finishing many of them!
So, you could say I have a lot of PHDs – or Projects Half Done!
Once I realized how bad it has gotten (there really are a lot. of. phds!), I had a stern talk with myself. (Yes, I do talk to myself quite a bit – doesn’t everyone?) And we (myself and I) agreed that I must try harder to finish something. Maybe a lot of somethings! And I got to work. And lo, it was good!
You might recognize the legs from one of my (rare) recent posts. This project was an online class by Deb Wood on A-for-Artistic. Such a lot of fun to do.
I had some learning experiences, of course. I love the way her nose has extra color – but it isn’t from painting/blushing it. It’s from burning! The oven got a little too warm – it does that sometimes – and the nose and top of head got darker than the rest of her. Hair and the hat took care of the top of her head. And I could not have done such a good job if I’d painted the nose!
Here’s the hat waiting to be donned. Behind it, you can see extra hands. There were some problems there, as well, but eventually a pair turned out how I wanted. Anyone need an extra hand? It’s green, but still useful!
OK. So that’s one Finished project (FP). I will be searching through PHDs for something else suitable for finishing. I think I’ll follow Mary Corbet’s guidelines for deciding. You can read her thoughts on UFOs on Needle n Thread.
Hopefully, I will be back soon with more FPs!