Friday I got together with my BFF Melinda. It’s always a treat when we get together, especially if we hang out at her house. Because her house is a veritable museum of eye candy and inspiration. (I’ve already told her that in the very near future she is going to be my guest blogger and we are going to tour her home!) If it weren’t so junior high I would start a house from scratch and replicate hers starting with the white walls and white fireplace and ending with the Art she has in every nook and cranny. Anyway, we got together to crochet. I’m no crochet expert, but I gave her a few bits of advice on crocheting in the round. Together we processed the difference between making it flat vs. tubular or bowl like.
I worked on my hyperbolic plane, while drinking coffee from the cool squirrel mug and sitting at the cool blue table. What do you do with a finished hyperbolic plane? I’m thinking of displaying it in a jar like a specimen.
In addition to our shared love of Craft (yea, that’s Craft with a capital C – it indicates a serious approach to Craft) Melinda and I also share perfectionist tendencies. Perhaps you know what I’m talking about. That need to have something turn out perfectly even though it may be your first attempt or you are just learning a new skill. We decided to suspend that trait for the afternoon and embrace the imperfect. To just enjoy the conversation and the process. Honestly I think her experiment turned out to be imperfectly perfect!
We came up with a name for our inner tormenting voice ~ the one that tells us things have to be perfect. That tells us we’re idiots when we screw up or just that we are idiots in general. Her name is Internal Gal. She sounds like a superhero, but she’s not. I can’t decide if she looks more like a shrieking witch or if her hair is in a tight bun, her mouth pinched sourly, and her sensibly shod toes are tapping impatiently. We could have her exorcised, but we are kind of fond of her. After all she has been with us for decades. But we wouldn’t mind if she kept her mouth shut more often……..Internal Gal. IG, Iggy for short. Sign up now for the charter membership of our support group FIGS (Fellow Internal Gal Survivors)!