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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Just because...

Yesterday it took me a little while to make something.

I didn't want to paint because I was having a Good Hair Day...
(in case this doesn't make sense to you, let me explain that every time I paint, I end up with paint on my hair!!)

I couldn't sew...
my machine was acting up and I just couldn't figure it out.

But I really wanted to make something!

Reached for papers, scissors, glitter and came up with these...

Let's be honest...
They are totally useless...

but they make me happy!

Their only function in life, it's just being...

here....


there...


and everywhere...!

And I think that's a good enough reason to make some more!

"If you want to be happy, be"
~Leo Tolstoy~

36 comments:

Angela said...

Completely beautiful!! and look how quickly you found a purpose for them. The cream and brown one is gorgeous on that plate!!

Sue said...

As long as stuff makes us happy, why not go for it! Or at least that is the way I feel, and I'm kind of fond of useless stuff that makes me happy!

Take care, Sue

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Where does it say art has to be functional? Sometimes we just like to make beautiful pieces of eye candy for the sheer enjoyment of it. I bet you had a lot of fun making them too! And you know what? You put a smile on my face so if you needed a "reason" to do it, there you have it! You made someone smile today!

Jill

Tattered Goods said...

Marcela! you are way to artistic, clever and cool for your own good! I love these they are awesome. Enjoy the rest of this week my friend :)

Smiles,
Sheila

Faded Charm said...

Very cool. I think they'd be a great addition to a package or bag and could even be used for the card. So creative!

Kathleen

Uncanny Festoon said...

You are so right they are so usless...I just can't see them just cluttering up your house...send them to me and then no worry....oh darn you found way to cute ways to use them....I want to know what type of clever pills you are on so I can start on them tomorrow!!!

Joy............all ways

Momof2hapas said...

Sounds like they aren't so "useless" after all!!!

Rita

Cyndi said...

They are beautiful and I want to make some, too! Thanks for the inspiration. Love your blog!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I really like what you have made, so pretty. You are very creative!

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

The Broad said...

I kinda like the idea of the only function in life is Just Being. Which might be a function, you know.. Being.
Non-being would probably be less of a function ...

LOL
besos. C

Thirty-Six Ten said...

wow, these are really wonderful. I love how you casually say "I came up with these" as if it is nothing! Some of us would kill for that imagination, skill, etc. Gorgeous and I can think of ten things I would do with these!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

If it makes you happy than stick with it! They look great.

The Happy Homemaker said...

They are so pretty!I think that's the ONLY reason you ever need!

Lori said...

those are totally adorable!!! if looking at them makes you happy, then that is reason enough to make them indeed...they make me happy too:)

Amy said...

what other reason do you need?
They are so beautiful just being,
Amy

Six in One Hand said...

Totally useless and absolutely gorgeous!!!

Susanne said...

I am looking to make a welcome home sash (as in Miss America)for the mannequin in my daughters bedroom, she'll be home from college soon. These are perfect for where the ribbon meets at the side! Thanks for the inspiration, I'm a new follower!
Susanne.

GypsyNurse said...

Ok.. am totally jealous!! They are fabulous!!! I want some!!!
Smiles~

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I love the medallions you made - they're wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Sometimes - just being is a totally cool thing - but these would be so pretty anywhere - on a gift, hung as you have them, on top of a book, on the corner of a picture frame, as a tie back, on a doorknob. Love them, Jennifer stop in jennsthreegraces

A Cottage Muse said...

Don't stop...they are beautiful!

the wild raspberry said...

so so cute.
there is something to be said for filling our lives with happiness.

hope you have a great weekend...and be blessed with many more good hair days!

:)
chasity

T's Daily Treasures said...

You are always making fun and fabulous things so sometimes a little fun and frivilous is called for. But these little treasures can be used in so many wonderful ways! And you've already showcased them in such a lovely way. Best wishes for a most wonderful weekend. :) Tammy

Sherrie said...

Such sweetness!

Robin said...

Adorable. You've done a great job arranging them around you home. They look fabulous.

Debby said...

They are really beautiful and they made your happy.
Debby

Elyse said...

i totally get not wanting to paint on a good hair day. i have had paint on my hair for about a month now. still a little splattered on my glasses, too. i'm very messy and hate the clean up!

i absolutely love these little paper whimsies. so cute.

xo
elyse

ps
am loving your blog! found you via zuzu.

Barbara Jean said...

These are wonderful!
Love them all.

blessings

barbara jean

Tabitha said...

I agree! Happiness is a perfectly good reason and they are pretty!

Suzie Button said...

So beautiful! I always get inspired by any flower designs! Lovely! Suzie

Linda said...

Well, there has been lots of conversation about your wonderful "useless" creations. See how they brought us all together? That's what it's all about! I even enjoyed all the comments.

Tía Gretel said...

Hola Marcela,
Cada vez que te visito en cualquiera de tus casitas me enamoro perdidamente de algo... Tienes algún tutorial de estas "just being" preciosidades? Puedo imaginar más o menos algo pero... cómo haces el plisado en redondo?
Te agradeceré mucho tu ayuda!
Besitos gordos,
Tía Gretel ;O)
www.encasadetiagretel.blogspot.com

Marcela said...

éstos trabajos me fascinan!!

julie - eab designs said...

I would love to have an entire garland of these. So whimsical!

Wendy said...

I absolutely love them, and some of the best things have no other use but to make someone smile. Those are the most wonderful creations. Yours have made me smile, and I would like to make a few as well, and just hang them everywhere.
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Paperie Fun!
Spells and Wishes,
Wendy from Wonderland

French Cupboard said...

It's funny how the completely useless can be completely inspiring. So they aren't useless afterall *smiles*

Thank you for being beautifully inspiring! Blessings... Polly