Monday, December 1, 2014
What's Your Attitude?
I am eternally a dedicated optimist. Oh, there are times I have my down periods, but they fortunately never last too long. So when I decided to do a papier mache project in the form of my initial, I decided the completed form must denote an attitude.
This "K" came to mind when I momentarily had a thought of Steven Urkel, the character on the TV show Family Matters played so very well by Jaleel White. To try to capture that attitude, I made it with a slightly backward bent with one foot projected forward while the other was placed to the side.
I put teal paint in the papier mache pulp and inserted a design of puzzle pieces. When dried I wiped the piece with a thin layer of more teal paint over the top of the piece, followed by polyurethane to make it water repellent. The finished form stands about 20 inches tall.
To tie this in with my attitude I'll include a few quotes I like.
The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it. - Will Foley
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. - Mahatma Gandhi
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise
your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they are always there. -
Norman Vincent Peale