Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Anatomy of an Epiphany....

 I love it when I have an epiphany and it turns out! 

I'm actually surprised it did turn out since I was having a pretty weird night and felt like a Monday to be honest!  

About 10:30 pm last night I decided to cut my hair...not a bad thing normally...I use to be a Cosmetology instructor I cut my hair all the time...though not normally at this time of night--What the heck was I thinking!?! As I was using, what I thought were the thinning shears, actually turned out to be my regular shears!! Horrors just as I made the cut I knew it cr** it was too late!  I am thankful I have enough hair for at least 3 people because I now have short pieces that just don't blend in and are gonna have to grow out unless I want to have a mullet or cut my hair short which is a no on both counts!

Next I woke up at 3am and couldn't go back to sleep, try as I do I'm awake and my mind wanders and BAM! :::insert epiphany music here::: an idea for my Torso Challenge popped into my head!

Then about 5 am  I hear a sudden gush of water spilling over outside by our above ground pool....a gasket had blown off one of the hoses and the pump was pumping water by the gallons.....I run and shut off the pump then yelled for my sons since hubby works graveyard right now...thankfully they are very handy young men and they managed to get it fixed.

I'm thinking about this time I should just go back to bed and start the day over, but can't I'm awake and its time to get up! So instead I work on my idea see below:

 I began by heating up a metal 
ice pick and burned holes 
though the paper torso

 Next I adhered some metal washer 
thingies over a couple of the holes. Then 
I ran the torso though my Xyron and 
adhered it to some copper foil

Girls Just Wanna 
Have Fun 

What I used to finish the torso were bits and pieces of things I've collected: rusty chains hubby brings home to me, the head and charms I believe came from a swap, but I can't remember who created them, so my apologies for not giving credit. The brass tag is another goody brought home from hubby. 

Click HERE to download your 
own torso and enter in my 
Creative Challenge!

Artistic Inspirations to help you create! 


  1. Oh, Aileen, what a night!!!! Enuf drama for several weeks worth of fun!!! Glad it all turned out OK, tho!!!

    I LOVE your embellished torso, it really turned out so cool!!! What a great idea to burn holes with an ice pick!!!

    I've uploaded & printed one out but may not have time to work on it until next week when dh goes back to work!!! We've really been hoppin!

  2. Aileen, I'm so sorry you had such a rough night and morning, but look how creative it made you! Your torso is cool! I downloaded the torso and plan to participate. Just hope I can find the time.

  3. Oh My gosh, you sure had quite the day/night. Love your torso, but not sure I will have time to participate.

  4. As I write, it is 1:40 a.m. and I am unable to sleep! Anyway, love what you did--your girl has ATTITUDE!

  5. You did such a great job of turning bad events into positive creative energy! I wish I had time to participate in your challenge (still making up for not being home in August).

  6. First what a night. I often get my second wind about that time. Sometimes it is productive sometimes not. Sounds like your was just wild. I love your torso. The bits and pieces you used for the arms are great. How lucky for you to have a man who gets it and brings you home things. That is love!

  7. Thanks everyone, I really thought it might be a full moon the way things were going LOL
    You all have time to participate, it doesn't end until the end of October :-)

  8. Way to turn such a negative into a positive! Beautiful fun work! I had some trouble with my pool this summer too, unfortunately I wasn't able to turn the experience into art :-)

  9. This torso ROCKS, love everything about it!! Really great assemblage.

  10. I have downloaded my torso effort on my blog