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Monday, 28 March 2011

Trying to Be Creative!

I am so happy that the clocks have finally sprung foward - lighter evenings, summer to look forward to, gives me a little energy rush!  Well this last week I managed a day out at the Country Living Fair in London which I will post about later, but the other thing I achieved was a little picture for the "Being Creative" challenge.  I have to say I am a tad nervous about showing this "effort".  I love pastels and decided that the Being Creative challenge would be good for me to actually use them to try and do a little art - something I would love to have time to go to lessons, but for the future I think. 

I littered the kitchen table with the scrummy colours and then - oh my, gonna have to actually make marks on the paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  found a picture

yes, try and keep it simple, cripes even simple things seem hard!  Soon I was scribbling here and smudging there and adding bits here and rubbing out bits there and finally..........don't expect much but it is my first attempt in aaaages.

A scrappy pastel daff!!!  Now I know it isn't art gallery stuff or anything like that, but I soooo enjoyed drawing it!  Now I have to upload it to the Being Creative flickr group -- now that is nerve wracking!! 

Enjoy the spring sunshine.

Speak soon xx

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Tuesday Catch Up

I cannot believe that I haven't posted for nearly a month!  I thought that reaching my fifties would be a time for "calmness" for moving down a gear, for a little extra time for me, time to explore new hobbies, reality couldn't be further from those statements!!! I jest really, after all real life has to take precedence over my blogging life and real life has been very busy of late.  I am not going to bore you with the details, but I am glad to dip in here to the lovely calmness of blogland.  With everything that has been going on in the world of late, I feel so lucky to live in the situation that I do, and my heart goes out to all of those suffering at the moment. 

I have a couple of WIPS to show you, but first here is the Royal Wedding square I sent to Mrs Twins for the SIBOL project

I entwined red metallic thread in the heart attaching the little seed beads as I crocheted along. 

I have started another blanket, At the moment I really like colour blocks in blankets so:-

we will see how this develops!  I haven't really planned it at all, just see how it grows :)  I have also been playing around with delicate chain lacy motifs and am working towards a scarf

The wool is varigated with a silver thread running through it, it is another experiment!

I have also signed up to Be Creative in the Julia Crossland blog - I did this in a moment of madness thinking "I know, I will get out my art stuff and this will force me to paint pictures" and now I feel quite nervous at the prospect and heaven knows when I am going to produce these pictures - by the light of the silvery moon I expect!! 

Anyway I am so pleased to finally catch up and hope you are all well.

Speak soon xx