Hey there, Pollywog!
I’ve been posting my Look Lists for awhile now. They’re a great way to give ourselves credit for the things we do every month, which is especially important for polymaths. We live in a world that values specialists over the multi-talented, which makes it easy to overlook the diverse, interesting, and valuable things we do on a regular basis.
They also let me share what my version of polymathy looks like — because as I’ve said before, there are as many ways to be a polymath as there are polymaths, themselves. The more examples you see, the better equipped you, my Pollywog pal, will be to create your very own.
But I’ve realized something. The lists are great, but they’re more about telling than showing. So I’m adding a brand new feature to let you see, and not just read about, the things I’ve made.
(And to help me work on my Obsession of the Moment… photography!)
But most importantly? I want to give you a chance to share your projects with me. It’s the perfect way for us to get to know each other a little better.
So without further ado, here’s the very first installment in my Show and Tell series.
Here’s an old composition book I decorated last month with scrapbook paper and matte Mod Podge. Hmm… I wonder what I should write in it?
Here’s one of the dolls I re-rooted/re-bodied last year. She’s modeling a necklace I made out of beads from leftover jewelry projects. There’s something so relaxing about making these plain strung necklaces… which is a good thing, because I still have two Talenti jars full of this bead mix.
Here’s one of my more recent re-roots from a longer, beach-themed photo shoot. I got completely carried away, and all kinds of random props (not shown) made their way into the pictures. It was loads of fun.
Here’s an acrylic painting I did about eight years ago, as part of my Crazy Flower series. It’s easy to see why I gave it that name….
Here’s another from the series. Towards the end of my painting binge, I did a lot of red roses on different sizes of canvas. This is one of the smaller ones and just about fits in my hand.
Here’s another crazy, colorful painting. I played around with dry brush strokes a little and let some of the white canvas show through.
Here’s a mixed media necklace I finished very recently — last month, I think? A bead embroidered pendant with a wire-wrapped chain, a hand-forged clasp, and head pins that I made with 24 gauge wire and my butane torch.
I normally make doll quilts, but here’s part of a human-sized bed quilt I’m making out of re-purposed and secondhand fabrics. Posed with my ruler, seam ripper, and rotary cutter to look extra fancy.
But enough about me. Now it’s your turn! In the comments below, link to some photos of your own work so we can geek out about our interests.
And if you want to do your own Show and Tell post? Even better. I’ll link to it here.