Nothing could be more fun than absolutely geeking out with my love. A few weeks ago, Mister and I were sitting at the kitchen table with a little more than a pound of oven bake clay before us waiting to be formed into nifty creations. It was Mister who had the idea first – in honor of our geeky obsession with Harry Potter, we were going to craft some wands!
Mister ended up crafting two wands, the one with the serpent wrapped around the top and the claw holding the orb. He also made that adorable little rose for me. Mine of course was decorated with mushrooms and a vine wrapping around it.
As soon as they finished baking, we set to painting them. I liked a darker wood color to set off the very nature-like decorations atop my wand.
Mister opted for lighter wood tones, and I especially like the way his claw wand turned out.
Once the paint had dried, we were casting spells all around the kitchen (of course we followed the proper directions for a duel…and only a few Unforgivable Curses were cast). It was a giddy fun time being dorks, but the fun didn’t end there. We also created a few other clay creations.
Mister’s grapes 🙂
My panda bear 🙂
Our whole lot of creations
This journal base didn’t turn out nearly as good as I wanted it to. Perhaps it was the lack of sleep and mounds of frustration piling up on me, but I’m just unsatisfied with it. Alas, I will post it anyways, so I can at least feel like I have done something.
I have felt a disconnect within myself lately, and I needed a subtle reminder of the strength and confidence I usually possess. I’m not one who pours over her horoscope daily, but I have always been intrigued by the Chinese zodiac. My sign, the snake (earth snake, to be exact), is so befitting of me I should be its poster child. It’s shocking how it has nailed down each of my qualities. I am the organized snake child that approaches situations logically and will stop at nothing to accomplish the goals I set. I get what I want, no matter what. Even the negative qualities, I’m sad to say, describe me.
Even the picture quality is terrible. Blah. I will do better next time, promise.
The snake is my totem. It reminds me of who I am, and how I can accomplish whatever I want, even though right now all the uncertainty I’m facing is weighing down on me.
Hopefully some of the snake’s creativity will hit me soon. I hate being in a funk like this.