Last week I had a little bit of a tidy up in the studio. (Yes, I know I had a hangup about calling it a studio before but I'm over that now. It's a place to create and I do create things.) After all that time making things for the City & Guilds, I was almost sad to see it all being put away. The enormous feeling of relief soon outweighed that though! I passed very happily with distinctions right through. If you would like to see some of my work it is on the Design Matters student gallery here. I must say I was quite scared of what photos Laura would post! I think she has been very kind.
Well with no creative deadline to drive me around the bend and all the tidying done I have totally obliterated all work surfaces with 'stuff'. I've been chopping and changing what I'm doing and actually quite enjoying it. I found a project basket with some beads in that I had stashed. In the bottom were some fabulous cabochons I had been picking up here and there. There may be a project in mind but it's usually a case of just having to own and handle some of these things!!
Jaspers and a little turquoise and bronze...
And I have been beading a little with a rather lovely bead made by glass artist Manuela Wutschke.
You can just see the depth of the iridescence inside.
I'm liking the Blogger reply in the comments! I't nice to reply directly to you. I know I chatted to a lot of you through email before but it always looks as though you've been ignored on the blog, and there are a few of you with no reply so at least you have one now!
I had the very exciting job of re measuring my tailors dummy the other day. The diet is going quite well and there are a few inches missing now. I felt quite smug actually.
The hazels are all out in the garden dripping their catkins, and their pollen. There are not many things that I have a reaction to but it seems over the past few years catkin pollen is one of them. I'll just keep the pills handy.
The rugby is about to start for the rest of the day. Have a fabulous weekend!