Friday was awesome.
First of all, the weather is absolutely stunning, day after day!
Second, my friend Beth’s feedback about my script inspired me to do another rewrite and I could not be happier. Keeping Beth’s points in mind, I’ve been going through it carefully and slowly. Colin is going to get a much smoother and less-repetitive script.
But the greatest thing about today was the amount of work I got done on the defiant dress. I started at 5:30 am and I worked right through the day and evening until 10:30 pm, eating on my feet and never leaving the house except to go to Eddie’s to get a mannequin (it took only twenty minutes).
Next: The breastplate and back pieces. It’s not going to take two more months if I continue to obsess.
I went to bed absolutely exhausted, right after a reward: A big bowl of ice cream.
This morning, I am still pooped so it’s desk work and rest today.
I have actually started on the next dress: The fortune cookie dress. I’m finding Chinese sayings in English and then learning how to write them in simplified Chinese characters. I figure I need maybe fifty and some can repeat. I plan to have a fortune in each cookie that the audience can pull, read and then leave behind (for returning to the cookies).
Today I might go for a walk to buy the paper I need to make the fortune cookies. Just for something to do. I need a break from the defiant dress before I start the upper portions.