Thursday, 30 November 2006
My doodle & ceiling
Been flicking through my sketchbook from the Swedish trip in Jan as I've been making Swede inspired cards for Christmas (not for me to use, I STILL haven't got mine finished, but a lot of paper everywhere, and thread, paint etc.) and realised I could be posting some of my doodles as they are kind of seasonal now.
Having drawn a Swedish style chandelier/candle thingy I can now show why it would be inpractical for me to actually make one, here is my ceiling...
I know, it looks kind of luxe and Marrakesh Wine Bar-ish in the pic, but trust me, it's not so glamourous when you live with it. One day I'll have money to put a proper ceiling back up, but right now all my pennies will be going on Christmas postage. Even if I make everything from scrap, the PO still kill you on the postage. That's the only downside of knowing people all over the world isn't it, travel and postage costs.
But back to my ceiling, definitely not exotic today as the howling gusts of wind come screeching through my roof and push down on the 200mm wool insulation that is being kept in place by these thick white curtains. I have had some very big heart palpitations today on account of it. Some of my walls are curtains too, so they are flapping about in the breeze. Luckily it's amazingly mild so I'm not freezing, unless I sit still for too long which I did earlier trying to get my email working. [apparently, on top of the ongoing problem, yesterday my host address was hijacked - how racey! but it means all the emails I sent may not have reached people]
But all this wind has put a stop to a lot of my frantic making because paper and thread keep blowing about in the bigger gusts. It's quite nice in a way, like working outside. I think I've sadi before I was a March baby so I like a strong wind as long as it's not cold. And it has got me doing some house painting, nothing major, just small jobs that have been crying out to be done for ages. If I could find my To Do list I'd get a few ticks on it today.
Labels: my creative life