Would you believe me if I told you I didn’t plan this? I just got a new purse and wallet at target, and it just HAPPENS to match the fall jacket I’ve had for years. Guess I know my fave colors when I see ’em. Happy May!! The wedding count down is officially on. 18 days.
So, at the moment, I’m keeping my stomach settled by sheer will power. Must’ve eaten somewhat that didn’t agree with me 😦 ugh..
Prior to that, though, I’ve been having a fine day. I finally threw out the old vacuum cleaner in favor of the shiny new one we bought. I took down a couple bags of recycling and a bag of rubbish while I was at it. While cleaning today, I also came up with a bag and a box full of stuff for the donation bin. I think I’ll take it on over to the DAV on the morrow and let them have a go at it.
Mm. I’ve just realized there are a few terms slipping into my vocabulary that probably don’t belong there. Somewhat. Rubbish. Morrow. Have a go. That’s probably a sign I’ve been watching too much Dr. Who. I LOVE David Tennant and can’t bear to think of another doctor after him, but friends say that this Matthew character grows on you. I dunno.. something about his hair and that bowtie sets me at odds and makes me think he’s a just a bit off. Dunno.
I thought I’d be gaming more but there simply hasn’t been time. I am designing the programs for the wedding and for a few moments there, considered skimming vector art from google images and just blotting out the istock logo. Now, before you start a big row over this, know that I, too, am an artist and respect people’s work, so all it took was a brief confession to my bestie to put a stop to that. “Not only is that illegal, it’s unethical, too!” Aand, how right she is..
So, instead, I’m crafting Dollz from free-to-use bases. Does anyone remember Dollz? They were big in the early 2000’s? I used to be way into them and so I guess by incorporating them into my programs, they’ll be even more personal and reflective of our past.
I’ve been working on them all weekend and so now I’ve got 4/5 of my bridesmaids done, plus my flower-girl. Here, you can see the finished dollz along the top and the bases that they started from below:
The real fun starts when I try to make the Groomsmen using the same base… oi. Credit for these bases (in case you’d like to try your hand at making your own) goes to Mariii’s Dolls House.
The more I work on them, the more I think I’ll like it. It’s so much more personalized than the silly silhouettes. I have made each one reflective of the style of the woman it’s representing, and I was able to illustrate the bridesmaid’s dresses as well as the dress my little flower girl is going to wear. I think that turns the programs into keepsakes for the people featured on them 🙂
Jeff and I have gone over the ceremony, the program, etc. He figured out groomsman gifts today and we got a lot of the requirements wrapped up for the tux rentals. Tomorrow, I’ve got to call the tux shop because we paid for shoes and left them at the store. We’re just a touch scatter-brained, I suppose. We are comfortable with each other, though–we’re not arguing one bit over wedding details–not like on the shows. Yes, it’s stressful trying to get everything done, but at the end of the day–it’s just a party. It’s just a grand celebration so that we can shout to the rooftops that we love each other, and then dance around with our friends and family. ❤ It’s not worth fighting over.