Friday, February 20, 2009

A Good Idea Gone Bad



Oh boy. This is one of those things that seems to happen solely to me. It started a few months ago when my friend Chris, in Scotland, sent me a black and white checker board cane. She knows I am cane challenged so she took pity on me. Now, this was a cool cane so I made several things using it. I sold most of them. It was such a nice cane that I was contacted by a woman (through Etsy) who wanted to know if I could make her some beads using that black and white cane. So, I thinks to myself, Self, you can do this. How hard can it be? I can make a cane.

I make a checkerboard cane. I have a couple miles of it. It was a nice cane. I make beads and send them off. The woman has not been heard from since. Sigh.............

So, now I have a couple of miles of cane left. :) Then, I am in my kitchen whereupon I discover a piece of aluminum foil. Where did this come from? It's one of life's little mysteries. It materialized in my cupboard. Those of you who know me, know full well that I am anal and do not have stray tin foil bits just laying around. I am the girl who irons her husbands handkerchiefs.

So, I crumple up the foil thinking I will throw it away. Then, I look at it and lo and behold! It looks just like an owl. Ok, I says, Self, put this on your table and make an owl from it. Ok, I do that.

Fast forward to my table where I sit, thinking ... Self, why don't you use that black and white cane then put flowers and leaves on the owl? Be cute, I think. I am demented.

This is one of those ideas that was perfect in my head. Reality was a WHOLE 'nother story. I make the owl and start getting twitchy. He is looking VERY much like a departed person that not a whole lot of people liked. I think, Self, put some leaves on its head. Maybe that will help.
It doesn't. My owl is looking more and more like this departed person. Oh NO! Actually, this is what I named the Owl. OhNo.

Please keep in mind that this was NOT supposed to happen. It was supposed to be a cute little owl. So, nobody send me mean emails, ok? I didn't mean it! Really! I'm INNOCENT! Yikes. Ok, you all get one guess as to who this poor owl looks like. And what should I DO with it?

We are NOT amused.

11 comments:

Kathi said...

I think you should love Ohno. He is adorable and will happily become your studio owl. I suggest you speak with Ipo about that piece of foil.....

MoeArt said...

Heee. I KNEW it! Ipo did it! So, you didn't see YA in there? I am hoping it's just me. :(

Kraphti-Dez said...

Ah Moe....I love Ohno and his quirky sense of style. But then that is coming from a person that has muse with her own name. :D

MoeArt said...

Hey, thanks, Dez! My muse is off hiding from the trick she played on me with Ohno. :D

Stormy Designs said...

He's adorable. Looks serious but not sinister. I love him.

Ayelet said...

HIII Moe.
I love it and I love the story...i think its great ehen something can start from a piece of foil we about to throw out...BTW i made an owl few month ago and like i wrote in your flicker i think there is something about owls...we just love..funny i used leaves as weel i think it just that they look like feathers...

MoeArt said...

Thanks, Stormy! I'm glad you don't think he's sinister. Poor little guy would self destruct!

MoeArt said...

So...Ayelet, are you going to post your owl so we can all see? We are all glad you joined our forum, too!

WonderfulWire said...

Moe! That was hilarious!! Kathy is right... he should be your studio owl for sure! :)))

Terry said...

You know, the more I look at him, the more I like him. He is cute. I think the first time I looked, the flowers just seemed a little overpowering, I bet if they had been just a tad smaller it wouldn't have been seemed so much.

MoeArt said...

Hi WW,

Many thanks! OhNO! is sitting on my work table laughing at all the trouble he caused me. :)