Monday, March 30, 2009

A New Name.


For several days now, I have been thinking about changing the name of the blog, but I had not come up with a good one yet until today and then I looked at my list of randomly generated titles and saw the word gossamer and I liked it so much, that I knew I had to use it and had to either find an image of some extremely delicate lace or of a spiderweb. The spiderweb turned out to be the easiest one to find and I found one in the right colors too, so voilá. I hope it doesn't confuse you and that you get used to it soon enough.

I'm having a bit of a hard time getting used to the summer time that we're on now since this weekend. I find that I really do run one hour behind schedule at the end of the day. Of course, I don't look at the clock that much, but trust the daylight that I see and that throws me for a loop. I mustn't do that, because I'll never get used to it being an hour later.

I had no problem waking up this morning. I was early, as a matter of fact. No doubt worried about sleeping too late, even though I had set the alarm clock. I took a full hour to drink my coffee and smoke my cigarettes and I even got in some computer time. Then it was off in a rush to get ready and do all the things I need to do in the morning and I always hope I don't forget something crucial, like pull on my skirt or something.

I got to creative therapy well on time and sat and had an espresso in the stinking smoking room with all the other smokers. Some people are leaving after several years of therapy and are a little downcast, but I don't blame them, because they don't know what to do next. They have been disqualified for work and have no place to go.

I finished a sculpture today. It is of a reclining woman, abstract, but recognizable, with breasts and a vulva. The therapist put it somewhere safe to dry, because it is fragile, but I said it was really because it is pornographic. I've picked out which sculpture I'm going to do next and I can't wait to get started on it. It is purely abstract and chunky and solid looking.

I did the grocery shopping this afternoon and when I got to the tobacco counter, I asked for extra strong tobacco in a pot, but they didn't have any, so I'll have to go to the tobacconist and have him order it for me. In the meantime, I'm smoking the mild kind, which is okay too for now. When I have my mind set on something, I must have it, stubborn fool that I am. It's very hard to talk an idea out of my head once it's in there.

My apartment is a disaster. I needs to be cleaned and dusted and vacuumed and I am going to do all that tomorrow. I walked in today and realized what a mess it was. I haven't done any real housework in a few days, having been lazy and discombobulated, which I absolutely have to stop being now. I so very easily let myself become unstructured and free falling and it's no good. I waste my time and accomplish nothing worthwhile and all goes to hell in a hand basket. I really should have a maid, so I could continually waste my time on things such as writing and blogging. Well...I'm just saying!

I took a little nap on the sofa this afternoon, but now I feel like I could go straight to sleep. I am yawning and the tears are nearly running down my cheeks. You know what time it is, don't you?... Yes, it is pajama time!

Well, I hope I have been mildly entertaining to you tonight. I'm so tired and hungry, I hardly know what I'm doing. I need to curl up with something hot and get cozy. No, I don't mean a member of the opposite sex, thank you. That's more trouble than it's worth.

Have a good night. See you tomorrow.

Ciao...

10 comments:

Gail said...

I can see you reading this in your morning, still in pjs, coffee and cigarette and I think I have known you before.

I love the new look and the new name but I must admit when I got your comment I said who the hell is that?

Then I found out it was an old friend.

Maggie May said...

I cannot keep up with all this blog changing!
You make me dizzy!

Thank Goodness you are still Irene! X

Grit said...

and still beautiful pictures. and thank you for directing me once again to 6 sentences!

Violet said...

I love your pictures. How do you do that kaleidoscope thing?

And if I'd gone for the option of displaying the photos on the comments page, I'd have known right away it was you commenting on mine! Your name didn't change on my feed and I just burst in reading your excellent wordiness of your day.

The Gossamer Woman said...

Gail, now I'm reading this in the middle of the night. I've already slept, but woke up again, silly me. What else is there to do but sit behind the computer?

I'm glad you like the new look and name.

The Gossamer Woman said...

Maggie, I don't mean to confuse you! I just felt like a change. Of course I'm still Irene. Well, except for that brief spell when I was Nora, but lets not think about that.

The Gossamer Woman said...

Grit, thanks and you're welcome.

The Gossamer Woman said...

Violet, I use Paintshop Pro to make those kaleidoscopes. I think you can go to Dumpr and get those effects with any picture you want.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Well we like you no matter what name you give yourself:) Is Gossamer delicate? I will have to look that up...
Your sculpture sounds brilliant..I hope you will share photos with us when its home and dry! I am so glad to hear of you expressing this side of yourself. Go well Gossamer woman!

The Gossamer Woman said...

Lisa, yes, gossamer is very fragile and delicate, like a gossamer thread. Like very old and fragile lace.

As soon as all of my sculptures are done, I will take pictures of them and post them here.

XOX