Tuesday, 22 July 2014

steaming along

Months of nothing again I know... apologies x
Well lots of being busy and playing with horses have happen and not many creative projects.  I'm so delighted with this one though that I have to share.  DH decided very kindly that I needed a new computer that could cope with the graphics programs that I try to use, so a project was born to create something QUIET as it is to live in the sitting room / studio and there's nothing more annoying as a constant whir to accompany a new film.  Technical things aside I have been more into designing something with a look I actually like and want to sit in the space instead of an ugly black box.

Well this is what I came up with.  A two-tone maroon and purple case with stained light oak draw fronts and brass port holes for side fan and front... erm... widget... which is obviously the mechanics of how a real computer works ;)  All I need now is a few more little lights inside the front to light it up in the evening.

Don't worry. I've not taken to wearing full victorian clothing.... yet!
Hope you are all enjoying a fabulous summer x

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

It's happening !

Yes it really is... I'm finally stitching again.
Small steps but a great leap into the unknown too, as I have nothing planned out.  We'll just see what happens to it :D (and the bin is always an option!)

Saturday, 4 January 2014

a drippy day

Pushing myself out of the house I wanted to savour some of the daylight hours.  It gets too much to stay indoors recuperating after a while.  Despite a dreary dullness the wood walk gave me plenty of textural opportunities.  I'm loving the new camera and the shallow depth of field the 50mm equivalent prime lens gives.

2014 begins

... with a rotten bug!  Despite this I'm committed to a new surge of creativity.  Revisiting old blog favourites I notice that some have ceased blogging as I did.  I miss them, their creativity and vitality.  There's something about being around creative people that is inspiration in itself, so here's hoping my blogging friends will continue anew with their creative sharings.

It's almost time to take the tree and decorations down but the winter isn't over.  Those cosy nights by the fire are still pulling me to do "something homely". The felting is definitely too much physical effort for an evening.  Spinning though is a fitting thing.  Poor DH... he's been waiting for me to spin enough to finish his jumper for a very long while.  Now the disruptions of the season are over I can get back to it.

I'm also tempted to stitch again.  Never really one for large drawn out projects I feel like going against the grain, out of my usual work pattern, and doing something that tells a story.  Ideas are bouncing around but I want to just start and grow something unplanned letting it unfold as it goes.  Righty, must first prepare some fabric...

Friday, 27 December 2013