Friday, September 17, 2010

What to do while you are waiting ...

While you are waiting for the courier to drop off those important documents for which you had
* begged and pleaded with several people (that you would normally not spend the time of day with), and this with humility and appropriate acknowledgement of the enormous power they wield over you
* knocked your head to a bloody mess against brick walls (called helpdesks)
* battled windmills of various sizes and degrees of ferocity and stupidity
* tossed & turned at 2 am, and at 3 am, and at 4 am ...
* sent faxes ad nauseam
* spent hours on the phone
* succumbed to embarrassing & demeaning crying fits

for a period of three weeks ... and now, yes now, while you are waiting with a faint glimmer of hope for the courier to arrive, this is something to do:

* find an old paperback
* tear out the pages - rip, rip, rip - feeling better already, aren't  you?
* roll lots of rolls like these, using a little glue to secure

















* take a needle and strong thread and stab it through the top ends of the rolls - stab, stab, stab - and again  through the bottom ends to make a kind of rectangular mat
* tie together the ends of the threads to make a circular cylinder
* put over an ugly plant pot
* hope for the best

























Dear friends, have a lovely weekend. And hope for the best. xxx Anairam

11 comments:

Sarah said...

That is a very good way to use up the frustrating waiting time. It sounds as if you have had a difficult couple of weeks so I hope the documents finally got there! I have not received your postcard yet but am looking forward to it!

frayedattheedge said...

You left out cursing and swearing - I usually find that helps!! I got a craft catalogue in the post yesterday - there is a book called 'Playing with Books' by Jason Thompson, which is all about doing things with books like your pot cover (brilliant idea!!) It's available here on Amazon, so you might be able to look it up - it definitely looks like a book for you. Hope you courier arrives and serenity is restored to your life!
Love Anne

editor of that blog said...

OH MY GOSH...THAT IS GORGEOUS!!!!
i was just putting up a new post when your comment for yesterday's came through, and so i stopped what i was doing to come visit and did not expect to find my weekend project waiting for me (because i didn't yet know what it would be, but this looks so gorgeous. the color, the texture...will mine turn out this well??).

Linda Sue said...

I do hope that the book you made for the plant is "Little shop Of Horrors". Your plant must be grateful for your time spent waiting...

nathalie et cetera said...

It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog. Love your sens of humor. Lovely project too! Have a nice weekend Anairam!

Leenie said...

Ripping and Stabbbing are great things to purge frustration, or at least vent. Good thing it was paper that took the impact of the exasperation. Hope the documents come soon. And the flower pot is outstanding.

whippingitup said...

Ooh, lovely idea if only they were edible.. I see them around a decadent cake!

aimee said...

oh boy... i think your coping mechanism might spark my next creative explosion! you are so full of good ideas. i am sorry you have been suffering so much - did that courier show up yet?

Aris said...

good for you! You get creative, I usually wear myself out with the embarrassing crying fits. YOu are so
clever! I have been looking at two South African artists lately Marlene Dumas and William Kentridge, i thought of you.(:
Ps hope the courier came with good news!

Shannon Fricke said...

Lovely blog.

Freshly Found said...

Oh - what a way to wait! I have to try something like this soon!!!