Life is kind of like a zig zag. You go up and then you go down. Sometimes you can make the decision to ride the top of the zig zag a little longer even when life throws you a downer. One thing I have learned is that on many occasions happiness is a choice (sometimes a hard choice). Now hopefully I will not forget that...especially when I feel like I have been enrolled into a torture camp and everybody will not stop screaming. I apologize in advance to my poor nerves. Patience is a virtue, right?
When I found the the above fabric, I knew it was mine. I thought I would make pillows or something but then family pictures came around. You know the dreaded family pictures. I told myself that since I already lacked control over the situation at hand then I was just going to have to surrender (AGAIN) & we were going to have fun no.matter.what. Well I guess I did have control over one thing and that was what we were going to wear. I pictured a zig zag skirt made of tulle & netting, I mean why not, right?...after all the mission is to have fun. Then as my friend put it, "You are channeling Cindy Lauper". Well I love Cindy Lauper and Girls Just Want to Have Fun, so we went with it. The only problem was, pictures were a little out of control. "I just need one picture to send out for Christmas cards" , I thought. When one of the coolest photographers around posted a picture from an"out take" I thought, "This IS reality & captures our family quite accurately" and I love it. Pictures were fun. Mission accomplished. I can't wait to see the other pictures.
Now I need to take the skirt and turn it into pillows.
Time for a few pictures that I thought matched the photography event quite nicely. You know a tad bit C R A Z Y!
I am ready to relax with a very calm neutral setting. Which probably means no over the top, like in the above pictures. Well except the bathroom designed by Mary McDonald, it certainly created a calm space that incorporated the zig zag so I'll take that one.
May your holiday season be at the top of a zigzag:-)