I think you could safely say I've entered the Stress Overload Zone. Yep that's where you can find me. Tomorrow is Saturday the 18th of December 2010. Yeah, yeah I know aren't we all in the Stress Zone with what?, only 7 days until Christmas and tons of projects yet to finish. But tomorrow for me is a day I really have not been excited about getting to. Tomorrow at O'Dark:30 (7am) I'm to report to the surgical suite at the Clinica Del Mar for my cataract surgery. :( I can't even begin to tell you what kind of fear that causes Mrs. Ross's oldest daughter!!! Never mind that it's totally irrational, boarding on phobia. The thing is my mind has been working on this irrational thought for a good 49 years. Well...ever since they put the first pair of "darling" bright blue, cat eye glasses on this gal's face. Perhaps this started as a little fear but as I grew and my vision worsened (at break neck speed I might add) my fear of loosing my sight grew right along with it. Then there were those years eons ago when as a young nurse I cared for many patients who were recovering from cataract surgery. Yeah okay that was back in the 70s and cataract surgery has progressed a long way from those years. But somehow that knowledge still doesn't over ride this little irrational fear!! I can safely say that all of my life I have had really only 2 great fears, one having to live out my life with my mind being trapped in a body with no way of communicating (read stroke, coma, etc.), and the other of loosing my sight. So what in the Sam hell...er..heck am I doing letting people preform an invasive procedure on the organ that controls my sight???? Just saying...
Now do you see (haha) what I mean about being sucked into the stress overload zone??!!Please don't think my Bloglandian playmates I'm telling y'all this cuz I'm scratching for a bit of sympathy. I just thought it might explain why I haven't been out in the neighborhood posting and visiting blogs. It's a good thing the old nurse, behaviorist that share this body still have the upper (logical thinking) hand!!!! Cuz she knows by this time tomorrow I'm going to be a new woman, well that's sorta stretching it...a woman seeing a bright clear world for the first time in a number of years!! Yeah!!!
Jeez can we just get to the showing part of this already??!! Soooo the picture at the beginning is a little mixed media banner I made for our girlfriends who own our favorite veggie/fruit stand in the Market. I used fabrics and doodads from my stash. The background is a piece of vintage decorator fabric.
The last time we were veggie shopping I took a couple of pictures of the stand and three of the gals working that morning. They are sure not the best and they won't win any prizes, but it's the best I could do in the middle of the tornado known as the Market's morning rush hour! Although I took them in color I decided they would fit the vintage feel better if they were sepia toned. I transferred them on to muslin with the help of my magical printing machineA few snips of vintage lace and trims, an old crystal earring, a vintage pearl&rhinestone earring, a bit of crystal bead trim. And what are the odds I would happen to have an old stick pin with a T and rhinestone cap??? Of course I had to use it. So I stuck the stickpin T over the red printed T in Portillo which is the name of the girl's stand. "Frutaria Portillo" Pretty cool...huh??
Sorry the closeup isn't all that closeup. I'm still trying to learn a different photo system. I had to jettison my Kodak as it kept wanting to corrupt the innocent minds of the laptop faeries living in my laptop.
I still need to put a hanging "mechanism" on along with the signature Milagros. I just can't decide if I want to use a strip of sari silk or copper wire with a couple of twists& beads. What do you guys think??
Okay my Bloglandian mates, until we chat again. as Bogie would say "Here's looking...(with clear eyes)..at you kid" Y'all have an audacious art filled day no matter where in the world you
P.S. Next post will be filed by this cute clear blue eyed girl I know ;)