Last week, my art mentor friend sent me a link to art project she thought was fabulous.
My hair caught fire and there is only one extinguisher for that kind of blaze.
Since I'd recently made the decision to force myself to listen to, read, or watch one hour of news each week (after a long and wonderful sabbatical from the same), I decided to try my hand at this 'make' in just the way the author recommended; sitting in front of the TV with a tray in my lap.
Step two was done after the news, because it required a trip to the garage to turn those piles of fibers into these:
Tonight, those messy little things turned into these...
...with the help of some food coloring and rubbing alcohol.
Please do yourself the favor of checking out the original, thorough and beautiful tutorial over at Just Something I Made.
Honestly, I followed her tutorial start to finish and it went exactly as she said it would.
It is just magical when you take that little bundle of fibers wrapped in wire and start spinning it with the drill!
I got excited like a little kid at Christmas.
Though you trim the trees before dying, the alcohol does relax the fibers enough that another trimming is necessary.
The little pile of trimmings was beautiful.
But, gosh, I wish you were here, because the most beautiful thing in my house right now is what is hitting my ears as I write this.
I am being treated to one of my favorite Christmas pleasures: Prince Charming and Miss Helping Hands are playing "Oh Holy Night" on the guitar, violin and piano.
It's making my heart swell and feel all beat-skippy.
Wish you were here.