Day 318 – How Does It Felt?

Art Apple - Day Three Hundred EighteenI bought the supplies to attempt my first ever felted art piece.

Two months ago!

Yup, I’m a procrastinator extraordinaire which might make you laugh considering that at this point making an apple everyday has become such a habit that when October rolls around I’m afraid I won’t adjust too well.

I can feel it already; my mind is preparing – separation anxiety perhaps? I’ll be looking around and behind me or thinking I’ve forgotten something when in fact it will just be the loss I’ll feel of not needing to do something that has become such a big part of me. I can feel the let-down building but I wouldn’t have expected it even a few weeks ago.

I expected to feel the way my pretty little felted apple image must have felt this afternoon when I stopped agitating the fibers over and over – relief! But what I’m really wondering is what happens next. I could predict the 365 days starting last October 1st – at least I could predict that I would accomplish the goal – I had to in order to prove something to myself. I needed to prove to myself that I wouldn’t stop despite a natural tendency to procrastination and a disease called spondylitis and that I could accomplish a large task that meant so much to me. That is how I felt at the beginning – it was because I had something to prove and in short order it wasn’t about me anymore, it became about not letting you all down. I hope to honor all of you with this project and this last year by finding the right next step. There are so many directions I can go – which way will it be?

I’ve become quite fond of all things apple – they will always be a part of me.

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

Day 318 was created in wool fiber and felted together.

In The Studio

1. Countdown – 47 days to The Big Apple Paint-A-Thon to raise money for AS Education!

2. Process Photo from today.

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Comments 7

  1. Naomi Creek wrote:

    You are so clever! That is adorable. I have long wanted to try felting, but people have always said that it’s hard on the hands so have been put off. How long did it take you to make it Jenna?

    Naomi 🙂

    Posted 14 Aug 2011 at 4:51 pm
  2. Jenna wrote:

    Naomi,
    You are awesome! I want to meet you and Betty one day – maybe I’ll make it to Australia sometime and if I do…

    re: the felted apple – it took a few hours. The composing part maybe only a half hour. It was the felting that took quite a bit of time but it was really fun and I look forward to doing some more of it.

    xox

    Posted 20 Aug 2011 at 8:35 am
  3. Susan wrote:

    Love it!

    Posted 15 Aug 2011 at 5:35 am
  4. PeacheyPlanner wrote:

    What a genius idea!!!

    Posted 15 Aug 2011 at 11:51 am
  5. Vic wrote:

    Great apple, and an even better post. Perhaps your final apple could be a Titanic moment.

    (think arms wide open on the ships Bow, and the caption of course being “I’m the queen of the world!”)

    I’m sure that will be one of the emotions you will be feeling on that day, and it will be so true.

    Posted 16 Aug 2011 at 1:57 am
  6. Jenna wrote:

    I’ve been thinking of that last apple – this is a wonderful suggestion. “I’m the apple of the world!!!” or maybe the apple of the year at least 🙂

    Posted 20 Aug 2011 at 8:31 am
  7. Felicia Fibro wrote:

    I LOVE this apple! I have no idea how to felt, but this looks great.

    Posted 17 Sep 2011 at 9:53 pm

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