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Do Something Pretty Month - Starfish

My friendfiercecupcake  is doing a project called: Do Something Pretty, for the month of Oct, where she does something pretty every day for an hour. I'm going to tag along though in a more free-form way.

Yesterday, Andy and I and Uchi were feeling quite lethargic. I think he has the swine flu, and I may still be resisting it but it's taking the toll from my body. We stayed home and watch "Fat Head", which had a lot of data from Gary Taube's "Good Calories, Bad Calories" book which I highly recommend. Howevever the movie itself wasn't very good because the director/writer/actor was unlikeable and obnoxious. It's too bad since he raises some good points.

Then afterwards I worked on my star fish costume! It's the first costume I've made in ages. I hand sewed and glued it and it looks kinda silly. I was thinking thoughts of: "Why am I making this mediocre costume? Why am I sewing? I don't like sewing." Andy gave me some critical comments, though it was helpful, and he gave me lots of good suggestions, it intensified my insecurities with sewing. I usually have this attitude when I'm doing art: "I'm so talented! This is fun! I like this!!!!"

So I finally got into the flow, and there's a sense of accomplishment, even though it looks dorky and silly, no one else has a starfish costume like mine. I'm so talented! ;-P And it -was- fun to make.

Here's a picture of Uchi helping me make the hat. There were some usability issues with the costume. The pointy starfish things are right under my arms, so they're going to be in the way. And felt, while being able to keep a good shape, is very very hot.

Anyways, I look rather silly. But I think I'm mostly okay with it :)


photo.jpg, originally uploaded by danceandgeek.



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 2nd, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
I admire you just going for it with the starfish costume. I wanted to, after D asked for a moratorium on unicorns (because damnit, Winnie and I can do those unicorns so well!), but didn't trust my ability to pull it off successfully in the time allotted. So I opted for a much simpler costume.

I can't wait to get starfish love from you in it!
Oct. 2nd, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Heheh.. the starfish costume is pretty simple by burner standards, and i really do look silly in it.. but it was a fun endeavor! And I did get into that "flow" state when you're working on something, almost meditative.
Oct. 4th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
Jody and I found the obnoxiousness funny. :} The "say moose and squirrel" comment literally knocked Jody off his seat, sending him rolling on the floor in laughter. I had fun commenting to the guy's blog about this situtation.
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