Monday, 23 August 2010

weeds

The making frenzy continues but I've been really trying to focus and not let myself get distracted. I currently at this moment only have three things on the go at once so I'm getting better... And I'm pushing myself to finish things when I start them. Not always successful (!) but I'm trying. Small steps.


So, I've had a few things waiting patiently to be listed in my shop for a month or so now, photos taken and everything (which is normally the stumbling block for me, getting the photos to look good and not blurry and washed out etc. Perhaps I need a new camera, the one I have is 10 years old... ) Anyway, these note books have drawings of weeds screen printed on the covers, weeds I dug up and then felt sorry for as they sat drying in the sun, so I drew them. I like these drawings. And I'm hoping this listing isn't just procrastination for the things I should be doing. I'm telling myself it's just finishing a job...

9 comments:

Fiona said...

Everything you do is just beautiful. I will be dropping by for my Christmas shopping.

mouse2cat said...

I would never guess that you struggle with photography from what I've seen in your etsy shop. Good luck getting ready for your show!

Lizzy Derksen said...

It isn't procrastination. Procrastination is watching TV and eating candy - not bringing your creations to the world.

Sarah Coggrave said...

I wish my procrastination looked as beautiful as this! x

acornmoon said...

Your little notebooks are very useable and beautiful. I love mine!

I can relate to your posts, sometimes you just need to stop pushing yourself, recharge those creative batteries.

Maudie Made said...

I know your feeling of having too many things on the go, my to-do list just keeps getting bigger!! These notebooks are beautiful!

The Art Cupboard said...

ah! amazing notebooks!
you are brilliant
xoxoxo
-bree

Moe said...

I recently found your blog while searching for an image on the button hole stitch. I love all the inspiration & your books & other paper creations. So inspiring! Thanks for the inspiration! I am a new follower :)

Bob Seal said...

It's good to see your work.
Making things by hand with a sensitive attitude to materials is something I love too.

This approach never seems to bring wealth, but it does stand out against this throw away society we are now living in.

It is a struggle being true to your feelings,
especially if and when funds get low. Just wanted to say there is no choice if you are built to create in this way. I'm saying this after 57 years of doing it myself.

Your work is important. :)