Doodling with intent. I'm just unsure as to what the intention is!
Do you ever have a little paint left over and just rinse it away? I can't bear the waste so I take a new sheet and put it down on that. Not always a clean page, this one had that blotchy blue line running down it so I just added the red circle with my almost dry brush.
From my year long #makemarksdaily challenge.
Some sort of heat treated quartz maybe? It's my daughters, bought to put in the fairy garden, so we weren't taking geological notes at the time.
It's probably been named 'rainbow aura quartz' or something equally as uninspired. Bah, hippies.
... pretty, if she's to be believed but I think ...Bright and Beautiful might be more appropriate here!
This is just a little sample from the lovely package I received just before Christmas from my friend Debs in Australia. You may know her otherwise as allthingspretty on etsy. I also received some of her beautiful jewellery, lucky me!
Big thanks to her for her great generosity and for giving me the opportunity to make such a happy image :D
Because I've already seen too much coch, gwyn a gwyrdd (red, white and green - Christmas reference to the tune of Mr Urdd) this week and it's not even December yet. Bah.
Well, as I forge ahead with several projects it's easy to forget that I'm actually a maker of things! This is a very old piece I made about 6 or 7 years ago. The colour scheme is taken from the recycled handbag strap that's used at the back of the necklace. Love me a bit of freeform.
Now when I say other 'projects' I don't mean crochet. Earlier this week I visited the Autumnfair at the NEC. It was mostly a fact gathering mission as I'm hoping to exhibit there or at Springfair in the next few years even though I've just discovered the eye-watering cost!
So, I was cleaning out the 6 year old's school bag and what do I find? A(nother) stick. So I ask, "what's this?" (in Welsh, because I've been practising) and I get the reply. "A stick. I peeled it."
I was oddly filled with raptures. I understand it doesn't sound like much of a moment but it was. She was most bemused by my response! I've come to realise that she is her mother's daughter but if proof was needed, there was the peeled stick for all to examine! I did more than that though and grabbed a scalpel whilst telling her to sit down immediately for her first proper crochet lesson. It's a terrible carving as you can see but it was fast and functional.
She really enjoyed herself and was so pleased that she could finally get the hang of it after all these years of watching me. I'm still simply thrilled that she collects and peels sticks for no apparent reason.
Funny what comes to you when clearing up after tea. These are just little bits of rolled up cling film (saran wrap for my overseas friends). When I say little, I mean tiny. And if you're thinking that they aren't very round, my argument would be that they're home grown potato pearls. Cheap, light and vegan friendly!
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