______I didn't lie when I said I was doing some crafts. As you can see above, I made a necklace! I ventured out and bought some plastic animals from the dollar store, screwed a round hook in the top of a crab, and then painted it gold and later accented it with a little gold mixed with brown paint to give it an aged kind of vibe. Yeah, this is one ancient crab. I bet he's pretty wise. I really like how he turned out, though! The process was tedious and I think spray painting it first opposed to painting it would have made it a lot less time consuming for such a tiny project.
______In addition to making a crab necklace, I also painted a stick. Why?
______Because the other morning immediately upon waking I said to myself, "I think I'll paint a stick today." And so I did. That is why.
______I happened to have this stick lying around in my room, because I have random sticks and acorn nubs and even a few odd shaped rocks in there at all times. I tried to make this stick into a slingshot in the past because of it's perfect Y shape, but it never worked as well as I wanted it to. So instead, painting it would have to suffice--and it did, and I love my painted stick, even though I'm not really sure what purpose it serves other than filling a void in my heart.
______One more thing: though not something I crafted up, it's something I found digging through a gigantic antique mall with a friend! It's a cat box thing that kind of called out to me from the corner of a bunch of tea cups and musty old canes. I thought it was really cool, and for $2.50, I wasn't going to leave without it, no matter how chintzy it may look to someone else. I also wanted to leave with a pair of swords--a dull rapier and a katana, to be specific--but I don't think my mom would feel at ease if I possessed such savage weapons in our house.