I had all the time in the world this last week to work and instead didn't put a mark on paper. I did manage to have a huge clean up in the studio (should have taken 'before' photos), located buried projects like this ALAW project. I realised when I came to post on the last letters of my alphabet, that I had erased all the photos I took of them prior to sticking them on the embossed book pages I had prepared. I hope I don't regret 'erasing all images' from my cameras before heading off on the trip - I thought all were downloaded to the computer but as these ones of my letters were missing, I wonder how many others were deleted from my camera at the same time.
Before my holiday I designed the book in which to house my new alphabet. Irregular pages which once the cover is opened will reveal three of the letters A, G and Z I think. The rest are all hidden in various numbers amidst the other pages. I embossed slightly larger squares on the pages and have stuck my letters inside these embossings. Although they look quite effective, I still want to do some other work on the pages. As yet I have no idea what, so they sit patiently waiting.
I was wiping some dusty 'stuff' on this page, which turned into a small smear. Retrieved a rubber and proceeded to make that small smear into a number of large ones which I cannot now remove! This will mean I need to carefully take the letters off this page, cut and tear another piece of Moulin de Gue paper, emboss it and stick again. What a nuisance. Stupidity really.
I spent days clearing out the studio, all the drawers, rearranging tables and making heaps more space. Creative avoidance is a great motivator for all those other jobs you have been procrastinating. I now have a beautifully organised studio (and office space) and like to think that I could put my hands on anything for which I was searching. May indeed resort to labelling drawers and stacks so I know what is in each but have not yet done that - nor decided upon that. I used to be wonderful at the 'memory game' as a child, but doubt that I will be able to retain the knowledge of drawer contents in my mind's eye for much longer. Think I may just have decided on labels!
Yesterday morning I looked down towards our orchard and saw a visitor warming itself in a patch of sunlight - chewing on the grass (for which I was happy) and then reaching up to tug at fig leaves (which I was not happy about and should it become a regular visitor, will have to cure it of that habit once fruit returns to the tree). I am aware that grammatically, that sentence should be erased but you will know what I meant I am sure.
In the years I have lived here I have only seen wallabies four or five times so it was quite a thrill.
I found that it is quite easy to spend a week doing lots and yet achieving very little at all. Feel quite rested in fact - and hope that this week I will start something more productive in the studio. Only three months till my Open Days and I would like to have lots more work to show and tell.