I’m Being Eaten by a Boa Constrictor

I'm being eaten by a boa constrictorOh, I’m being eaten
By a boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor,
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor,
And I don’t like it–one bit.
Well, what do you know?
It’s nibblin’ my toe.
Oh, gee,
It’s up to my knee.
Oh my,
It’s up to my thigh.
Oh, fiddle,
It’s up to my middle.
Oh, heck,
It’s up to my neck.
Oh, dread,
It’s upmmmmmmmmmmffffffffff . . .

~ Shel Silverstein

Have you ever had an idea for a project that has completely consumed you? I imagine it is kind of like being eaten by a boa constrictor.

I had an idea for a creative project about a month ago and now it’s taken over my life (at least for the last few days). We have an old, portable table that we use for our rituals. The top is a round piece of press board, and there are four legs that screw in to the bottom. Simple, portable, and ugly! We use a cloth to cover it, so most of the time you don’t see how ugly and stained the press board is.

Being press board, it is starting to flake away around the edges. So I started thinking about ways to hold it together a little longer. I have some pour on sealant, and I think that will definitely keep it from falling apart for a while.

Of course, I don’t want to just put the sealant right on the press board. I mean, it’s really ugly! So then I started thinking about what I could paint on it before I seal it that would be prettier than the stained press board.

I love Celtic knots. For a while, I was sewing them on everything. That was when I wasn’t working full time, though. A Celtic knot is a natural thing for me to pain on it. The design and the colors started coming to me. I didn’t have a suitable color of paint for the background in a large enough amount – I’d have to buy that. But I should have all the other colors I want to use…

And then there was that pesky thing that ate up much of my time – work. 🙂 This would have to be a project for when I was off work for the summer. As long as I was busy with work, I could (mostly) fend off the boa constrictor. I still bought the paint for the base coat and painted several coats one weekend while I was still working.

So here I am with lots of time on my hands, and the creativity has begun! I have spent the last few days measuring and drawing out the design. Yesterday especially was spent drawing. I stayed up quite late last night beginning to paint. I’m eager to get back at it this morning,  too!

Yes, I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor. It won’t let me go until I’ve finished this project. I have at least two guided meditations to put up for you, and they are going to have to wait until the boa constrictor is done with me.

While you’re waiting, would you help me out? I’m curious to know about pricing for the meditations. Please vote in the poll below and let me know what you think!




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