To fritter away one’s time; dally.
To fritter away one’s time; dally.
“…And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about…”
— Haruki Murakami
Just an extremely quick quickie post today, showing you what I made for my workmates for Easter. I wanted to photograph it nicely and make things look all prettified and classy…but that didn’t happen, so here’s a picture of the little baggies I made, sitting
un-artistically on a colleague’s desk.
I bundled up little bags of chocolate-covered peanuts (“Bunny Poo”) and some Easter eggs (“Bum Buts” – an Aussie slang term for eggs), made up a little label and bunged it all together in a white paper bag. Not fancy, but I think it was cute enough.
Hope you have a delightful Easter weekend, regardless of your religion and beliefs.
I, for one, am just looking forward to some days off and time at home. It’s supposed to be a bit cool and murky, weather-wise, so time spent snuggled up inside sounds good to me, even if I am bemoaning the start of the colder weather and already wishing it was Summer again. Hopefully I will get some crafting done and just chill, de-stress and rest. I foresee some sleeping-in in my very near future ie tomorrow, most likely.
Eat lots of chocolate for me!
A few more cards made over the weekend. I stopped once I started getting “smudgy” (see last card) and making boob-boos. In the the first card, you’ll see the little lady has “proper” arms instead of my usual stick arms. This is because I totally screwed them up when drawing them and, too lazy to start over, needed to fix the problem. So I cut out proper solid arms and covered over the dicky drawn ones. So, by default, she is a plumper version of my normal Little Peeps. I should probably resolve to do all my arms this way – it might actually result in less swearing.
Day three of my new diet and exercise regime. I would say it is going so-so. I had a bit of naughty moment today where I scoffed a load of chocolate. Which is bad because a.) it is fattening, b.) I’m not supposed to eat chocolate anyway because of my kidneys, and c.) it was for other people (ie Easter gifts). So today was a bit of a fail. I did, however go for a long walk and did some weights afterwards so I don’t completely hate myself. And I kinda enjoyed it for once. One day at a time… I’m trying not to beat myself up too much about making mistakes and falling off the wagon. I started the dreaded therapy again last night so I am committing to being kinder to myself and just being a little less obsessed about dumb stuff (like my weight and appearance). Which is difficult when you’ve always been obsessed by that same dumb stuff and have let it rule your life.
A couple of friends at work today said I always make them feel better and know what to say when they are feeling down. So I am trying to be that person for myself too. I think that’s important. I’ve been my own worst enemy for too long.
Hope you’ve had a good day today – thank you for stopping by 🙂
As of this weekend, I have begun the descent into the whole clichéd librarian-with-glasses scenario. I got myself some specs. Not prescription ones, just yet – these are just the cheapo magnifying ones you get at the chemist – as I only really need them for close work (namely, my crafting). I will see how I go over the next few months and then bite the bullet and get prescription ones as necessary. I don’t mind having them – I’m not one of those people who think glasses are ugly or make you look bad. I actually kinda like them on me – they distract from my face 🙂
Hopefully they will make for less squinty drawing and cutting out, less mistakes and better attention to detail. If anything, I can now see how badly my eyebrows need plucking, and be able to do something about it, instead of just guessing and plucking in the general vicinity, which can be problematic ha ha.
I’d been secretly hoping my vision would remain perfect into my old age, but now I’m in my forties it is clear that this will not be the case. It’s all (physically) downhill from here, so everyone keeps telling me. But it’s ok. My Mum has worn glasses for decades and she still produces the most beautiful, fine work that looks as though it had been created by someone with Superman-strength eyeballs. Plus now I can rock the proper librarian look some of the time (better get me a bun and some sensible shoes) and look over my glasses disparagingly at people when they have overdues or are noisy.
Hope you are having a lovely day – whether you have four eyes or two 🙂
“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning…”
–J. B. Priestly
Two more Little Peep cards. I like the first one and her crazy hair and happy face. Well, I try and give them all happy faces…but she looks extra chipper. I kept the rest of the card simple with only a faded stripe paper as a backing. Her red checkered dress is bright enough to be the focal point.
This purple-patterned miss is also kinda cute. If I’m allowed to say that about something I drew myself ha ha. I kept to the purple and white palette with this one. I’m still trying desperately to use up ALL my papers but I find it hard to move away from the colours I like best (blue, browns and faded tones). These Little Peeps help because they only require small scraps of card and paper and don’t overload me with colours I don’t like so much.
This next little lady goes for green tones. I was going to sneak a flower or two in there as well (to go with her leafy dress) but I couldn’t make it work. Also, I was being lazy.
Still lots of faces to make into card toppers. The one on the right hand side here (with the brown bob) is inspired by my niece. Her Mum asked me to try and do the whole family in Little Peep form so I’m starting from the youngest and working my way up. I’ll let you know when I finish them (if I do…I’m a bit of a hopeless case when it comes to completing projects). I am going to try and get myself some glasses this week (I’m biting the bullet and doing what I should have done ages ago) so hopefully they will help me to get things done. With less squinting and headaches.
Hope you are having a good day 🙂