Rainbow Not Quite Rhombus Necklace
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Betsey Johnson, Amazon
Blue and green bracelets: Cloud Nine
Yellow, rainbow, and pink bracelets: So, Kohl's
. . . as long as they're cubic zirconium or, better yet, plastic or shell and merely diamond-shaped, like the one in this here Rainbow Not Quite Rhombus Necklace. I've recently gotten back into rainbow gumball necklace-making mode, and Rhombus is the simplest of the bunch. It's kind of short too, which is why I'm not listing it. Instead I'm looking forward to wearing it with lots of black tops and dresses. And, of course, to a making many more rainbows.
On the topic of things that are random, here's a quote from Anna Faris's book Unqualified:
"People who follow their creative passions are fascinating but also complicated, and they all have a tricky combination of narcissism and insecurity." (26)
Although Anna is referring to musicians, specifically musicians she dated, this piques my interest in terms of all artsy types. Because it's true. Putting one's stuff out there requires a confidence bordering on cockiness, an awareness that one's stuff is good enough to compete with other stuff on the world's stage. The insecurity, I think, comes from realizing that not everyone is going to agree with you. And that's very humbling. To put your great stuff out there only to have its greatness questioned, mocked, and pelted with banana peels (or, rather, tomatoes. Banana peels are for hilarious slipping. Which works here too, if you like metaphors.) is enough to make even the vainest, most resplendent peacock run back to its nest.
Anyway, Anna's comment on creativity reminds me of this more benevolent yet equally intriguing one from John O'Hurley, who is the spokesperson for Philly radio station BEN FM:
"Creativity is intelligence having fun."
I love that. Because it's so much better when someone smart says, "Let's spray paint "Cowabunga Forever" on that billboard and then write a play about it," instead of "Let's write an equation, then balance our checkbooks."
Then again, O'Hurley, who spouts many a quirky and J. Peterman-like one-liner for the radio waves, also says this:
"The fun isn't in having nothing to do. It's in having lots to do and not doing any of it."
Anyone who has whiled away a weekend watching ("Seinfeld"?) reruns amid piles of dirty laundry and dishes no doubt likes the cut of this jib. Even if it's about laziness instead of creativity. Unless laziness is a kind of creativity. In which case, way to go, Peterman.
So, when it comes to spending money and time, fake and playful is better than real and real boring. Which is not a clever sales tactic to influence you to buy this not-for-sale necklace.
It's just a reminder that diamonds come from blood and are no one's friend.
That was a dark note to end on. Anyone who thinks it might cause them PTSD should focus on the part about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles instead.
And also that time when Peterman said, "It'll always be Burma to me."