Window on my world: art and artists

After my previous ‘heavy’ posts I wanted to share some of my lighter moments on this wet and windy Saturday. I’ve written about my need to be creative and posted photographs taken on my travels, surreal images, as well as examples of my craft work.Stashed away at the moment are my various painting and sketchingContinue reading “Window on my world: art and artists”

Sometimes it’s better to take a good hard look at where you’re going – and move in a different direction

Last week I came to (yet another) decision. To stop trying – to be what I am not to strive for something I am not sure I really want to persevere toward a goal that I am not sure I can commit to This probably comes across as being very negative. Truth is I’m justContinue reading “Sometimes it’s better to take a good hard look at where you’re going – and move in a different direction”

Kick-start out of Emotional Hibernation: creativity with Photoshop Elements

After Shutdown the need to create continues until equilibrium returns. Since emerging from my emotional hibernation yesterday evening I have written a blog post, continued with crochet, worked in the garden. My needs are not yet satisfied and so a concentrated assault is required. My go-to activity at this stage is image manipulation when IContinue reading “Kick-start out of Emotional Hibernation: creativity with Photoshop Elements”

Eco-friendly post 1: hand made Soap Bags

Two years ago I really didn’t think seriously about being environmentally friendly. I’d started taking my own shopping bags for the regular weekly shop, bought fruit and veg loose rather than pre-bagged, determined to buy no more plastic, and liquid soaps were bought in bulk to be decanted – but that was about it. AContinue reading “Eco-friendly post 1: hand made Soap Bags”

Wonders of nature: tumbling stones

After years of wanting a tumbling drum kit to work rough stones I received one as a gift. It was a basic model of motor unit and two plastic drums that required help from hubby to open and close the drums. Well, they were hard work and needed hot water and dental floss to easeContinue reading “Wonders of nature: tumbling stones”

Changing direction can keep you on track. Seriously.

I’ve shared with you my need to be creative before – not just in my head, but actually designing and creating ‘things’. Jewellery, bags, clothes, curios, anything that engages my head and hands. It can ease me through a shutdown or kick-start me after a meltdown.It can motivate and sustain. As my physical and mentalContinue reading “Changing direction can keep you on track. Seriously.”