Friday, April 23, 2010

Craptastic Inspiration

I’ve mentioned previously that I’m currently searching for crafting inspiration. Life is hectic right now. It’s spring and that means my mind is a jumble of home beautification and improvement projects. Also my son is in T-ball and that means weekly practices and games. So between work, kids, and the house I’m pretty much too pooped to come up with any fresh, steaming craft products for the shop.

Sure I could just whip out some re-digested version of something that’s been done before but I want something of quality. Something unique, something fantastic that will show the true fiber of my talent!

I’ve been struggling with this crafty constipation for months but I felt confident that inspiration was about to explode somewhere, perhaps just beneath my shoe or on my front lawn and then I found it!

Yes, that is an entire shelving unit covered in fake poop. I came across it while browsing my local flea market. The umm, items, are made with dyed concrete. Note the attention to detail and the varied shades, textures and consistencies that this artisan has captured.

It had a profound effect on me. You see, the moment I saw this display I realized that no matter what I came up with it was bound to be better than a shelf full of concrete feces. And well, if that’s not inspirational I don’t know what is.
(In case you were wondering: yes, this entire post was just an excuse to weave in as many feces related references as possible. I really had to strain to work in “constipation”. I mean how often do you come across such a display of concrete poop? Well okay once is really more often than necessary, but still I had to share.)

Happy Crapping - I mean Crafting everyone.

4 comments:

巧生 said...

很用心的blog,推推哦 ........................................

彥鈺璇洋 said...

要像鐵鎚和釘子一樣,永遠向著定點努力。 ....................................................

Kathy and Bobber-Wobbers said...

Good Grief, sometimes the wait between posts seems so long and then something like this PLOPS - whew, the wait was definitely worth it!!

amoreena said...

I am literally laughing out loud at my desk...ohh..LOL....that is the funniest thing ever! That coupled with the comment you made about your flag banner and just adding alcohol for a party, this may be my new favorite blog!! I will keep checking out your other posts! You are very clever!