Krakens are now Available (edit)
So, along with essays I have been making baby krakens to go on etsy and plotting and planning my world domination.. And then there is the crazy ‘Feed the Bears’ that keeps doing laps through my mind. I am definitely not a great essay writer, in fact it is the one thing that I wish was at least 3/4 as well done as my other things. I like words, I like to write letters, silly stories, plans, but when it comes to essays its as though everything I ever knew about the English language is sucked up in a twister and then sent to a galaxy far far away! (as you can see the time this image was taken there were only 2 krakens completed!)
PS: This isn’t my main computer, this is an old mac. My main PC is a nice phat new gaming system which is in the main room with my partners and the TV (the joys of a small unit) But it is a bother to lug books in and out and constantly stop and go back in there to gather something I wanted, what you dont see in this image is the rest of the piles of materials laid out on the bed and over other areas easy to grab when I want to refer to the material.
I have an deep admiration for people who are prolific and eloquent with their writing. Now don’t get me wrong, I greatly love writing the essays, it is like when I used to work doing web design, not a great deal of creative juice was required, rather there was a lot of code that had to be written out and corporate style graphics, which required at the time a lot less originality and sillyness that seems to be so abundant with everything else I do. It is more that I find essays to be forced and scrambling for air once I re-read them, and no manner of hours tends to make them into the wondrous material I read. It is a bit like cordial with too much water, and it bothers me, a lot! Best way to fix that would be to write more I know and have input on my essays and spend hours and hours editing, changing. There is no magic pill for awesome essays is there? No? I didn’t think so..
But while chewing on what it is I want to write I have a habit of doodling and crocheting, so here are the fruits of my submission date madness.. And there are more krakens in the making, I do them in batches, I will crochet a few with minor differences like adding white sewing thread to the crochet cotton of the blue or other colored ones to get a better range of krakens, and their eyes are added as well as their brass chain mail jump rings which are quite thick and suitable for use on a key ring or book mark if desired.
So, the krakens will be available when my site is updated for $10 including postage, you can request a semi-custom one just contact me via etsy or email, I am not sure if I will name them or let the purchase name them, and with orders 25$ and over I think I will put a random one in as a ‘thank you’, which I have done the last few times I have sold an item.
Then there is the ‘Feed the bears’ thing, which simply jumped into my mind a few weeks ago when random was visiting. I set an away message to ‘Feeding the bears’ there was no bear feeding involved rather getting a coffee and going for a walk, so perhaps the coffee was for the grizzly, generally on a good day I don’t desire a coffee by 9:30am, and I try not to have one before I have eaten. But then there is the coffee overdose factor which has the same sort of symptoms as the underdosing. Cranky, irritable but still very productive, and if disturbed mid-making there can be all sorts of teeth gnashing, or at least a little grumble! Besides the only bears we have native to AU are drop bears.
Thanks for taking the time to read my rant!