Monday, July 11, 2011

Time: The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge

The second theme at The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge is Time, so of course instead of using a clock or even a reference to the time-related moments in life like memories or the future I chose the word.

Time. Yup. I simply included the word time. The mind boggles at my amazing poetic ability.

Wouldn't you think I'd have referred to the revered memories of elephants since today's project features our dear friend Ivory from Octopode's Whimsical Circus set?

Too obvious for me, I guess. Or maybe it's only because I happened upon this quote while working on the project.

"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."

How could I pass it up considering Ivory's wide, terrified eyes? You might be interested to discover that before today I'd never thought of Ivory, one of my very favorite Octopodes, as terrified. Before today she was ... she just had big eyes.

Also until today I didn't realize how polka dotted circuses are. At least how spotted and dotted they are in my mind: Hop over here for a second and see my first ever Whimsical Circus creation.

Freakin' polka dots.

Maybe it's because most circus memories are derived from childhood during which most of us were infused with enough sugar and preservatives to bring on spotty vision. Or hallucinations.

What do you think? Were you a sugar-enriched hallucinating child or a more reserved, healthy living kind of kid?

You don't need to answer. I've seen your art my friends. You were definitely in the teacup ride alongside me wired on enough cotton candy to fill a king-sized mattress.


  1. this is fab ~ great take on the theme!

  2. That's a great take on this theme, thanks for the smile on my face.

  3. Hilarious! You post, AND your tag! We've got to get togehter some time. We'd have a blast! Fabulous work! xxD

  4. Really love your sense of humor and this tag is so fun! I chuckled at the "One Bite at a Time," sentiment and it is so well displayed on the pretty flower! Hope you are having a great week!

  5. Love the sentiment I realy saw the funny side to those words. Its a great tag. Yvonne x

  6. So funny ! Made me smile for the day!!! Great tag!

  7. this is brilliant!!!! awesome tag!!! =)
    hugs, SannaS