Friday, March 21, 2008

Fly Me To The Moon - I Mean, I Need A Photoshopped Spine...

I suppose it was inevitable that the Flu Pandemonium would catch up with me. That would be the last two days, and I'm immensely thankful for the institution of Public Holidays so I can rest, after having to take sick leave on Tuesday. For whatever reason, the typical flu muscle aches seem to have settled in my lower back and hips, making it deuced painful to move, sit, stand, or bend. It's been aching for two days. That would be two days too many.

Times like this I -really- want to Photoshop myself a new spine.

That said, the combination of a choral version of Fly Me To The Moon and some beautiful glass beads which looked exactly like planets led to an afternoon of wrestling with wire, complete creativity block and bad temper. I broke one of the beads before finally deciding that a redesign might be in order. The result, of which I'm still not too happy with, became known as the Interplanetary Fly Me To The Moon Bracelet:





I really need to practice coiling those wire focal beads a bit more. And let's not get started about the fiasco that was the clasp, all because I was fool enough to forget to measure my wrist before I made it...

Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars...

I think I'll do just that in my dreams tonight. And hope for a new spine.

5 comments:

Mei said...

Shuku,
I feel like flying to the moon or Saturn? just by looking at your bracelet. Those coiling must have taken you a lot of time.

de Cor's said...

shuku, such complicated works! You stayed up late again for this piece didn't you?!
Very nice!

constance said...

Oh dear! :D Now you want to photoshop yourself a new spine! That's the funniest thing I've ever heard :D

Hope you're better now and try make your good intention an intention no more - Sleep Earlier!!!

A blessed Easter to you :)

Marcos Mateu said...

Shuku, I do hope you feel better now. I went through similar stuff a week ago.
Good work on the pictures, and beautiful Bg for it, is that watercolor?

cdeboda said...

About time you joined the club! I too was out of commission for a few days (though seemed much longer) recently. Anyway, hope you're much better now.

Though I haven't been using photoshop as much lately, perhaps I can loan you Painter or the DS and you can use that to construct your new spine instead! I know, that was lame...I'll leave the creative writing stuff to you. -_- Back to my cave.