It’s time to share my world again… not that you’d really want to use my world for anything. It’s mostly imaginary and deeply, deeply disturbing. But…. oh wait, we aren’t being literal, are we? That means we must be doing Melanie’s Share Your World challenge again, and it also means I won’t have to worry about my world not being promptly returned when you were finished with it. Sock that logo to me…
What’s the closest thing you’ve experienced to real magic?
Going off my lame gag I used in the intro, I can’t imagine anything more magical than creating fictional worlds out of nothing and watching them grow with each new inspiration. I’ve done it numerous times in my life, what with the overactive imagination I have. The real magic is in how a couple of small ideas can come together to spark a fire that leads to a bunch of other accidental creations that make that world even more real. My Evil Squirrel cartoon gang I drew comics of here for years is probably one of my best worlds I conjured up… largely from random inspiration provided by other online buddies. The Shelf Critter universe that succeeded it was wholly created on this blog… and those of you who’ve been with me the past couple years have watched that magic unfold before your very eyes…
Who is the messiest person you know? And why?
I’m pretty messy around the nest… though I’m the only one that has to tolerate it, so that’s no big deal to anyone else. We have a lot of messy people at work who seem to be completely incapable of cleaning up after themselves. That includes both on the clock time turning the salesfloor and backroom into a disaster area and off the clock time in the breakroom leaving it like a whole class full of second graders had just had lunch there. Most of this comes from the youngsters who had everything done for them by somebody else all their life, and expect maid service to follow them to the grave…
If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
What benefits does art provide society? Does art hurt society in any way?
Art’s first and foremost intention is to benefit the creator… whether that’s through some sort of therapeutic release, scratching a creative itch, or maybe just for pleasure. That pleasure can even solely come from the expected reaction of others to the art. As someone who enjoys entertaining others, a lot of the things I create (especially here) are done mainly with the hopes of garnering a reaction from others. When I’m muttering about a lack of comments on this blog, I’m rather selfishly sulking about not getting the response I expected from something I did. I think I just totally deviated from the actual question… which is an art form I’m an expert in.
What’s something positive you’d like to share? Can be a smile, a joke, or music..anything that gave you a lift this week!
Longtime Nester Jenn created a bunch of crafty ornaments this past Christmas, and replied to my comment on that post by saying she should create an Evil Squirrel ornament. Lo and behold, this just came out of my mailbox this morning not even an hour ago!
Mitzi wasn’t included in the envelope and is just there for decorative purposes. But there’s Evil Squirrel sewn onto a tiny pillow, and I love it!!!! Thank you so much, Jenn, for actually making me an ES keepsake and mailing him to me! He will be a cherished part of my shelf forever and ever!!!