It is officially spring where I live. Flowers have burst into bloom overnight and every day when I walk through my neighborhood I notice new leaves and more flowers. Here in San Diego we hardly have a brutal winter. You might assume that we barely notice the difference between winter and spring here—but we do. Spring has sprung and today I’m wearing my enthusiasm for this happy season.
(Update: I started writing this blog post a few days ago when it was sunny in San Diego. Today it is cloudy, somewhat windy and has rained, off and on. Is Mother Nature trying to complicate my WW? She can’t stop me. I busted out my umbrella and I’ve decided that these showers are going to bring even more spring flowers.)
As always, I like the challenge of making things from unexpected objects. For example, some of the flowers I’m wearing are made from pull tabs from cans, and from plastic tabs that hold bread bags closed. I found these wonderful supplies a few days ago amongst several big containers of found objects I’ve saved for years. (Remember: it is not hoarding. It is CAP--Collecting for Art Projects.) I actually made a few more of these found object flowers but once I was decorating with them, I realized that they are heavy. So the rest of my flowers are made from fabric and rice paper, which is a little easier on my neck.
I made my necklace from fabric and buttons I had already, and some earrings add to the spring effect. (My friend Sam is responsible for some of these buttons—she has a mind-boggling collection of wonderful things!)
A word about my faux-hawk. Having a true mohawk would require shaving the left and right sides of my head, and there’s a small part of me that is tempted. But most of me is not planning to that anytime soon. Still, I do love rocking a mohawk from time to time. My mohawk has nothing to do with the fact that Mr. T is on Dancing with the Stars right now. Although I do dig his style. He’s so funny and fierce and original. I think mohawks rock. And I think Mr. T would agree with me when I say, “Yo, I PITY the fool who doesn’t love spring!!!!”
Even if spring hasn’t quite made it to your corner of the world yet, hang in there. It’s coming. May this time of growth and warmth and new life give you the boost it’s giving me!