Monday, February 25, 2013
Post #2 for Today...I am a Scanner!
I dug up the bug juice that I made several months ago and stained the shingles that came with the house.
The ones in the back have been painted on both sides and I will want to let them get good an dry before I use them. They will be flatter when they dry.The ones in front are about to get the second side coated. You have to do both sides for them to flatten back out. And no, the stain will not look blotchy where the stuff seeped through to the second side. It will be all the same color once they dry.
All it took was a bottle of white vinegar and a clump of steel wool from a bag of 6 or 8 from the Dollar Tree. If you don't already know, you put the steel wool in the bottle with the vinegar and let it set for a few days and you have almost free stain for wood.
I finished the weaving on the bottom section of the chair. It still needs trim, but that will be put on after the top is done too.
Tessie volunteered to pose. I think it was to try to make you believe that she did all of the work....Sure she did.
I decided on Light Ivory Ceramcoat for the interior. It's one of my favorites. Not white and still neutral enough to go with everything.
It still needs a second coat, but I am getting there...
Now for the part that I really wanted to tell you.
My friend Jo, the basket maker/ miniaturist/crocheter, sent me this article. I just found out that according to this, I am a Scanner.
No. Not the computer kind. The psychology kind. After I read this, I said, this is me. Thank goodness. Now I have a description, other than "attention span of a six year old" for how I do things.
Please read this and let me know if you are a scanner too. Thank goodness, I am not a Serial Scanner! I'm the good kind. Another amazing bit of knowledge that I probably would have never run across without a computer....
ARE YOU A SCANNER?
Have you ever been in a group that was talking about all the interests and ideas they all have. Then how we move from one project to the next without finishing the first. The word "scanner" was mentioned. Go here http://www.career-pioneers.com/what-scanner-personality-type/
This basically says that scanners are people who have so many interests they find it impossible to decide on just one and fear about making the wrong choice. Scanners like many different things, love learning and seldom finish things before interest is lost and move on to the next project. This website tells about some of the typical personality traits such as always having creative ideas and loving to study new things and get ideas before moving on to other things.
There are two scanner types - Cyclical and Serial. It turns out there are two types: Cyclical Scanners and Serial Scanners. Go to http://www.rosinecaplot.com/2008/10/are-you-a-scanner/ Cyclical scanners "Cyclical Scanners have many but stable interests and passions (from 2 to 20+), and they oscillate periodically between all of those." Today I'm in a needlework mood but tomorrow I might feel like putting gesso on the new cottage. Tonight I feel like weaving OR I might hear about some other new thing and try it before finishing or working on anything else.
Serial Scanners on the other hand don't go back to a project once they have moved on. They do everything once and never look back. Think of a miniaturist who starts working on a needlepoint rug for their dollhouse and doesn't work on anything else until it's done. They quit and never do another one. Then try something else.
There's a book out there called "Refuse to Choose” by Barbara Sher (http://books.google.com/books/about/Refuse_to_Choose.html?id=UsxJPgAACAAJ)
So, are YOU a scanner?
See you tomorrow.