I took a little down time recently to reflect a little on things. There isn’t alot going on other than thinking, about what inspires me, what motivates me.. what colors, symbols, motifs mean to me and what I want to be working on and how to do them and so on. A bit of overwhelming has been going on from alot of bloggers pages I read. I love seeing what people are up to how they are doing it but I worry so much about copying or taking someones idea. And there are so many people out there doing things that I realised I needed to take a bit of time to rethink the way I see my own work and if there are really any issues in that. I don’t feel there are. I don’t copy people, and what I do take from peoples work, a certain approach or idea, my work looks nothing like thiers and is not copying in anyway. So I feel a little better having taken a serious look at it..
On a rather glorious note, this morning I woke up to an email telling me that someone has adopted my franken bear! So he is off to his new home in Sydney in a few days, where I know he will be loved and cherished! So thats 2 items I have sold through etsy so far. Woot.
As for what I have been doing.. part of it was spent cleaning/rearranging which is no where near done and I do need to invest in some better/more storage.. But it is alot better especially with the books on my desk and the cleanliness of my desk in general. Woot. It is alot easier to work on and get the books a nd mags I was after. Perhaps I should take a shot of the room I am working it… or at least the desk. Perhaps that can be my new weekly project.
On the postcards end I have decided that it is a little much to keep pushing them one a day, instead I will work on them as I see fit.. when they are done they are done. I have done 5 since finnishing the book and they are stored in a box I made from matboard and painted. The decorative work is not finnished yet but I am in no hurry. I think my new approach to things at the moment is to take it easy. Learn to relax and chillout at times.
I decided on the weekend to use up some scraps and have a go at making some fabric paper with pva glue, crepe paper, lace and other items.. this is what I ended up with…
I have also done a little more on these bird ATC’s they are getting there slowly..
Something else I worked on for a while was this little hut, which is very girly on the inside I am still figuring out who lives here and have plans to put some trunks into the attic area, I have to make those first! I am not finnished with the outside painting and am thinking about putting it on a base of somesort.. but for now here it is.. I am officially out of popscicle sticks.. The wallpaper is from a pack I ordered from ihanna, perfect for this little project! the carpets are just pieces of fabric 🙂
And I did small parts on nesting, I have made a body for the mage Mortimer Thadd and was testing out some more ideas for the demon playing at being human I think this is where I will go with him.. some sort of long coat and boots.. I had thought about doing him as a spy but have found designing /making that scale tailored jacket how I want a little higher than my current sewing skills. I will get there though 😀
There are a few other things I did but they can wait till they are done to be seen 😀