An itch that had to be scratched. Finally got off my posterior to work on my lil fun-nothing project. Something I'd been meaning to work on for quite some time. Nothing grand or artsy, quite junk-art-kitsch-ish...Happy its been done...just took me 20 mins to get it off my head...looks rather funny-cute in an infantile sort of way.
Cut out Ganesha from all the old wedding invites and other assorted stuff I could find lying around and put them all together..its interesting how varied the depictions of the god are, while the basic lines stay the same. Some of them are just plain beautiful. Ekdanta, Vigneshwara, Ganapati....invoked at all auspicious beginnings, remembered when all the odds are neatly stacked against, or when the boss refuses to die...
Hmm..somebody I knew in the middle ages collected Ganesha in all forms - stone, wood, clay, glass etc. I remember getting him a red stone (or was it wood) image from my trip to somewhere. He was a good friend then, lost for centuries now. Oh, well.
Dawdled back 'to the lighthouse', read a few pages. Till the next urge. Whats wrong with me...I used to pretty much devour books till some months ago. Hope it didnt go with the moulted bits.
Also, I have this colossal, rather badly put-together thing to edit which has a decent deadline... but I just keep skirting around the mammoth...have done a bit, need to really get down and dirty soon. And to think its purely for the volunteering cause. Really, self-loathing is not the word...."Whatsa matter with you"