Literally. Alright, I didn’t use dirt in this art. But the stuff I used was in close proximity to dirt. STICKS! A little backstory to this: I saw that a lot of my friends and ~Pinterest art~ involved using branches to hang jewelry and/or clothing from. However, I didn’t really need a way to display my jewelry or clothing. I’m a big believer in DIY, but only if I actually need the thing. I’m not gonna display some semi-shoddily-crafted thing unless it’s completely necessary. So, I thought up some utilitarian art! And I love it.
The time limit is actually arbitrary–you could spend 9-12 hours doing what I did. But most likely you could do it in 4, because I like slow living. Which goes seamlessly into the thought process behind this post. Usually, I don’t make trips into London because it can be kinda stressful. Don’t get me wrong, I love the place. But it’s killer on your physical and emotional health when you’re scurrying past other tourists while crossing hundreds of roads filled with bikers, pedestrians, cars, buses and sometimes trains. The commute alone takes 40 minutes minimum for me. However, I’m returning to the US very soon and I wanted to make a last trip during the waning summer. Alone. And very chilled out.
I was just 8 years old that fateful summer. That’s how most YA or pre-teen novels start right?
My sister and I were living in a practically empty apartment while our father was on an assignment in Dallas. Actually, I remember I said goodbye to all my friends in May because I thought we were moving to Dallas for good. That was an awkward way to start fourth grade. “Oh LOL JK I’m actually here to stay.”