Today was Play Friday at the office, though nobody had put it on the calendar per se. It was Aries Birthday Cake Day — that was on the calendar. It was also Bring Your Baby Chihuahau To Work Day — again, not on the calendar.
Play Day meant Magnetic Emotikin was at work, I mean at play, in the hallways. He started the day trying to float red-heart balloons up the staircase. He was so sure the balloon was tightly tied to his wrist, but alas, the persistent helium plus magnetic pull of the ceiling stripped the balloon from his wrist almost instantly.
Magnetic Emotikin hung around the stairwell most of the day, except when he fell and Trista brought him back to his regular office. Around lunchtime, he hung out in Flamingo Pose by the microwave. He didn’t really know it was Flamingo Pose as such, but it looked good, felt good, and stretched his hamstrings nicely (and reportedly made the Art Director laugh).
When MagEmoti got home that night, he told Big Emotikin about his day, and Big Emotikin couldn’t help but wish he had magnetic feet, too. Butterfly wings are great, at least for pretending to fly and be magic, but magnetic hands and feet convey a certain credibility at photoshoots. And damn if those inlaid magnets don’t just shout “Super Hero!”
So EmotikinWorld Girl (aka, the Photographer) put on her CreativeEveryDay hat and decided to fashion some magic slippers with magnetic insoles for Big Emotikin. Those slippers really were magic, reminiscent of those of the Gold Shoe Easter Bunny.
Shoes strapped on, magnets situated, magic headband and wings in place, Big Emotikin transformed into Shamanikin and commenced to climbing all over the house, wherever he could find the proper metal footing. The red antique toy car, the fireplace front, the lampbase, oh – and the stove and the stove vent. YAY!
Shamanikin engaged his inner superheroability and magic sticky gold slippers to scale the brick wall, up, up, up to the magic crystal. There, after consulting the Light, Shamanikin learned the truth…
Stylish shoes matter.
(This post brought to you by ProMag magnets and Sulky Premium thread)
PS Thanks to the Creative Every Day Challenge 2010 for inspiring me on a Friday.
So fun- great playfulness!
Thank you, Kim! Playing is what it’s all about! 🙂
wee! what a fun post! thanks for the smiles. 🙂
Thanks Leah. Your CED Challenge has really lit a fire under me to do something new and fun as often as possible. 🙂
Wonderful shoes and the wings are just perfect! What a playful and happy adventure for your Emotikin transformed into Shamanikin. This brought a big smile to my face 🙂
Thank you Mary! Shamanikin makes me happy, too. I’ve been working on book publicity in my day job for “Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation” on shamanism by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman, and other shamanic elders. When I saw the gold boots actually on this Emotikin with the headband, his secret superhero name revealed itself.
PS – I came across this quilter/artist website earlier today. I see you’re a quilter, too. 🙂