Monday, October 8, 2007

Hey Erika! What have you been up to?

I'd love to tell you that I've been working hard on product for all of the shows I have lined up. . .

I'd love to tell you that I've printed up fabric and stitched my fingers raw on all this product. . .

I'd love to tell you that. . . but I'd so be lying. . .

Oh, don't get me wrong. . . I've been working hard and stitching hard but on something so silly and so not having to do with what I should be doing.

A little back story. . . so here in Bakersfield I don't really have friends. Don't feel sorry for me. . . it's intentional in a way, it means that I don't have too many distractions from the work, at least that's the idea. I do have friends, they're just all out of town. I lived here for a while after I graduated from the Conservatory (oh. . . I went to a performing arts conservatory. . . the Boston Conservatory to be exact. . . but I'm sure most of you reading know this because most of you know me. . . sorry. . . i digress. . .) and was very active in the local theater community with tons of friends and friendly acquaintances. I moved to New York in 2002 to act, and I did but I was only able to get so far before playing the game became an important part of my success, and I royally suck at the game. So I started this thing and moved back. . . but the temptation to perform is still there and I fear that hanging out with my old friends will get me back into my old scene and then what's the point of the last 6 years of my life if I fall back like it's 2001 all over again? So the point of all this rambling, Erika? I don't really have friends here so I watch a lot of TV and many DVDs while I work and I've been watching a LOT of the new Doctor Who.

When I got back from my last trip to New York and Washington DC I became obsessed with the idea of making a stuffed TARDIS. I started it Wednesday and finished it Sunday. Here it is. . .

TARDIS

and close up. . .

close up on the TARDIS

Sometimes I get a little obsessed with an idea and I just have to make it happen to clear my mind. Now I can start working again. . . not quite sure where I'm gonna put this thing, it's kinda huge (about 2 feet tall and about a square foot around), but, so far, it's been awful nice to cuddle while watching Torchwood. . .

Okay. . . next post will be about work. . . no more goofing around.

hearts and puppies (and doctors and tardises),
erika

10 comments:

linda p said...

i'm jealous that you went back to new york.

and i think its ok to not have friends just yet. tardises are a good substitute. just make sure to go outside once in a while. :)

Erika said...

yeah. . . it kinda felt like i never left which was really really weird. . . at one point the weather sounded threatening and i thought "i'd better head home." hee.

i promise, though outside here is no where near as nice as your outside. . .

Sarah said...

um, don't you have some consignment work to do? something involving birch faux bois maybe???
its awesome though, as usual!

MJC said...

Whoa, seeing that just made this Dr. Who nerd's heart flutter.

Is there more felt on the inside than on the outside?

erika said...

yes. . . a lot more felt on the inside. . . hee!

Drewzel said...

I love the tardis! yay!

erika said...

hee me too! it makes me smile every time i look at it!

Cindy said...

I have no idea what a Tardis is. But I love this. Feckin' brilliant! (I did go to Ireland don't y'know?)

erika said...

hee! tardis' are awesome! that's all you need to know.

pikasafire said...

I just have to say, this is the most AWESOME thing I have ever seen ever!!!!

Do you, by any chance, have a pattern or something for it? I'd love to try and make my own!!