Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fun Stuff #2

Remember the workshop I did With Nili on April? (See here if you don't)

Well, I finally found the time to finish that plaster basket, and I love how it turned out.

It's so colorful, and looks great on my table!

Then, I found the time to start working on my new block. It's been sitting and waiting for me for over two weeks, and all I did in that time is choose the background papers...

So this morning, after realising I don't feel good enough to go to work, but don't feel bad enough to stay in bed all day, I decided to make good use of that time, and sat down to work. It took a long time - much longer then I had anticipated, but here it is:

These are the four sides:

And this is the top:

And here's the surprise:

Yes, it's a box! This is the inside of the lid:

And this is what it looked like before I started working on it - bare wood and nails.

Now I only need to find the time to create two more... for my sisters.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Memorial Day

One of the hardest days in Israel is today. Memorial Day. It's a day of sadness, of crying, of remembrance.
Today we cry over all the sons, daughters, fathers and mothers who fell and died in all Israeli wars.
Being that is hard enough. What makes it harder in my eyes, is the fact that tomorrow, right after Memorial Day ends, Independence Day starts.
It does have a sense, in a way, being that the wars have led to our Independence, but the sharp change from crying and sadness to laughing and happiness is too hard sometimes. Most times.

Being the empath that I am I promised myself that this year I wouldn't open the TV, wouldn't listen to stories, wouldn't listen to the songs that are so special for this day, that touch the very core of emotions in me.
And as always, I can't seem to pull away. It's like there's a little masochistic piece in me that has to listen, has to see, has to feel, has to be a part of it.
I'm not even thinking about tomorrow. I'm just breathing slowly right now, trying to get over tonight...