Hi all. My last post was a bit depressing so here’s something a little brighter. I painted these little wooden brooches this week (well, they will be brooches when I varnish and attach a brooch back to them!). I wanted to do something a little bit different to my usual jewellery-making and cards. I’m am not a dab-hand at painting. I am too clumsy and have horribly unsteady hands but I always seem to end up doing tiny things which require great precision and attention to detail. Nevermind, I was quite happy with these, if only because they brightened my mood and kept my brain calm and occupied for a little while (the big black dog has been following me around mercilessly this month and I am retreating further and further in to my shell, emotional-eating like a woman possessed, worrying incessantly about things and just generally being moody and sad). There are a few errant “blobs” here and there (not noticed until the paint had dried and I’d taken photos of them). Still, I enjoyed painting as a change and made use of these funny little wooden off-cuts that I had had for years.
I might make a couple of the smaller pieces into pendants too.
What do you think? Be kind – I am delicate and fragile right now, prone to messy weeping and unattractive fits of self-pity.
Going to the big annual charity book sale tomorrow with Mum (as it is a public holiday here). Oh, the joy of books! I hope to come home with a bursting trolley of titles, maybe a few non-fiction goodies (craft and gardening books) as well as some foreign language books (for collage and cutting up).
Hope your weekend has been happy 🙂