Imagine my surprise, when we combined all of the elements of G's lorikeet costume last night, to find that the end result looked like this:
Is it just me, or does it look like she is capable of killing you in your sleep, just for sport? Holy cow, we stepped back, collectively gasped, and then instinctively reached for a frying pan, in the event that she suddenly decided to peck our eyes out.
We got over it, and then decided that the *problem* was with the mask. And the weird way that the eye-holes are set too far apart for a human with normal bone structure. Just a little-too-close to resembling Michael Myers, if you know what I mean. Also, if you are an extra-terrestrial and you are trying to hide your third (middle) eye, this product would work wonderfully.
And then it was time for the museum!! We walked in to find the lorikeet and the painted bunting....
...and realized that all of the work and stress and tears (mine) that went into this thing were TOTALLY WORTH the pictures that will be priceless as blackmail in the teenage years, and used in high school slide shows and wedding rehearsals and 40th birthday cakes from here until the end of time.
And these two goons wanted in on the action, too. Something about the angle of the photo and the open mouth posing... they look REMARKABLY similar to Muppets. And I do LOVE me some Muppets.
It's been a big week, and behind the scenes I've been working on something BIG that has warmed my ice cold heart. It really warrants an entire post all on it's own, so I won't spoil it or anything. But needless to say, I became a part of something 16 years ago (damn, I am OLD), that is TRULY amazing...and this week/weekend has offered a FLOOD of reminders of how great those years really were, and how much I miss it!!! Cryptic, I know...you'll have to stay tuned!!!!