Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nora and Mona

Mona keeps secret like Burt keeps bees. She is so careful with them because she will not, on her watch, let anyone get stung. Everyone feels like they can confide in her and tell her dark and embarrassing confessions and Mona is happy to let people get things off their chest and lighten up their load. For creative relief, Mona takes people's secrets, changes their names, and bases elaborate screen plays off of them.

Nora has a voice that is tinier than a baby ant. People often can't hear her. It is a shame too because she is quite certain that she has solved the current economic crisis.

I have been drinking my tea out of this ridiculous mug that my brother got me for Christmas last year. Before, I was just using it as decoration, but out of desperation to not wash dishes, it became my tea mug.
The Bloomington Handmade Market is just around the corner and to reach my goal, I need to sew 14 more dolls. I also need to sew Walter's Halloween costume which puts a lot of pressure on me. Writing that is kind of hilarious. I am so grateful to only be feeling pressure for such a mild, ridiculous thing like turning my son into a Frenchman for Halloween. Although, this Frenchman costume has been my husband's dream ever since his nephews were babies, so the stakes are pretty high.
Did you see Mavis Staples on the Colbert Report? I think this song is so beautiful.


Miss J said...

Hi Nicol - Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog! I love your work, and your posts always crack me up. That mug is hilarious! Have a great day.

small said...

I am so so happy you'll be at the Handmade Market!
I also love these new hairstyles. I kind of want it for myself.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi nichol!
oh my gosh!
i love nora and mona!
you are amazing!

Sooty Shearwater said...

Could you please write a children's book with your creations? That would be awesome, thanks.