|From my nature diary|
‘enjoy the journey’. It’s all too easy in this day and age to rush towards a goal or destination. Whether it is a walk to the shops or making a piece of jewellery, there are so many pleasures to be found along the way.
For me, much of the excitement of making something includes all the thought processes that take place at the very beginning – the daydreaming, scribbling and working out how to achieve it. The charm of something handmade is being able to feel a connection with the artist, so I am intending to share my thoughts, notes and sketches with you.
I went out for a very sunny walk today, making a point of looking around me to get my new year resolution off to a good start. A noisy jay screeched at me, wintry bare branches are much better for admiring their gorgeous plumage than leafy summer ones, every season has it’s advantages as far as wildlife is concerned. A few years ago I was lucky enough to find a feather in the lane, one day I will use it as inspiration for a stripy piece of jewellery.
|A page from my sketchbook|
Another project just at sketchbook stage is called 'Hunters Heart' - a bead embroidered piece in reds and blacks. As usual, I find that there simply are not enough hours in the day to create. I expect everyone who is a crafter finds that to be the case!