The insanity that is GISH has always appealed to me, but I’ve never been able to make participating a priority…until this year. This year, with a house full of bored adults and almost-adults, twenty years worth of crafting supplies that I’ve accumulated, a library of neglected cookbooks and other random items, I finally am getting my weird on, and it’s fantastic.
My brain is positively buzzing. Just reading the descriptions of some of the tasks has my creativity spiking and the frenetic pace combined with the short duration is motivating. I am doing things just for the fun of it, for the first time in a long time. I’m playing, like childhood playing, and I’m dragging my husband and kids along for the ride.
We sat around the table giggling like idiots last night after I completed one of the edible tasks. We’re strategizing on how best to plan out a papier mache work flow that will give us time to finish with time to submit. We’re just looking at each other and laughing sometimes, and we’re all uncovering hidden skills (and pitching in to help when we’ve got some expertise) and it is lovely to have something to work on together that isn’t related to work or school.
I can’t wait to be able to share some of the weird fruits of our labor. I think we have to wait until GISH is over and done with. Off to research cryptids and lace knitting techniques and also what Crocs are made of.