Wednesday, September 10, 2014

THINGS I DO TO KEEP MY MIND OFF THIS...

 
Spider Monkeys...hate em!  Big, black, woolly spider monkeys!  Terrifying.  Goes back years, with a daily walk run past a spooky property where one hung in the trees during the warm months. Run, little kindergartners, run!  My brother had to corroborate the story that I told my parents about 5 years ago, after all this time...now they just feel like bad parental figures that they never knew - and didn't really believe me at first.  Really, it's become something of a joke, but I could put my face on this woman's body (PLEASE put my face on that woman's body!), and this is my worst nightmare!
But last night I dreamed about hand-knotting pearls.  One of those dreams where you relive something you did during the day, ALL night long.  Learned this old art from a fabulous teacher here in Vegas - who knew there was really a trick to hand knotting pearls the right way!  LOVE this technique - had such a great time that  I know more are in the works for me.  Done in less than 2 hours, including instruction time, but dreamed about it all night long (in a good way) - at least there was no room for spider monkeys!

7 comments:

Izzybeads by Laney said...

Yikes!! your spider monkey beats my big spider any day of the week!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

you're so funny -- please put my head on this body! And yes, spiders are the worst.
Thanks for visiting me.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

"Spider" anything is scary to me...

Maywyn Studio said...

Spiders eat bad flying insects. Turn the scary into a cartoon to laugh at instead.

Quinn said...

This made me laugh and laugh! I think my favorite part of the illustration is the way the man (or the Man, as per Man's Life) is holding his arms sooo carefully out of the splashzone as he tiptoes through the river - ew! ew! ew! - to save you, I mean that other woman with your body, from those mad monkeys. If tat mighty Man is your best hope for rescue, I say RUN!

My Garden Diaries said...

Wait a minute...there was a monkey in a tree where you lived?!?! That is nuts!!! Please tell me more about this one pal!!! And those pearls are gorgeous! I love classic pieces like this.....and yes it is an art to string them! Beautiful job you! And this one gave me a chuckle!!! hope you are doing well...sorry I am a bit behind with reading we lost an awesome friend this week to cancer. She has 2 small beans and will be terribly missed...this post put a smile on my face! Thank you! Nicole xo Happy weekend to you Tanya!

Dorthe said...

Your necklace looks totally proffesionally made, -I know how difficult it is to make those knots , --you are again a master dear Tanya.
About the spiders, well I`m not finding them so totally scary sweet dear, but heary ones, I prefer NOT to have within reach !!
Hugs, Dorthe