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Off for a picnic

Short one this week, basically as I have nothing interesting to say. Not that that has stopped me before of course. I'm just not feeling it this week. It's strange; first of all I am not feeling like crafting, then I am not feeling like writing on here. If it carries on I won't feel like doing anything at all.

I have taken some measures against this slide though. Just a little to-do list every day. I figure if I can make myself a list of achievable things every day, and push myself a little further each time I do, I can stop this.

Anyway, that's not what you lot care about. You want to see whether I have made anything this week. Amazingly I have. I saw a focal piece someone had done on-line, so did my own take on it, making it into a necklace.




Basically I had a big metal diamond that I didn't like, so I glued on a few other things (flowers, a dragonfly and a spider) before coating it in white gesso, spraying it with Lindy's Sprays and using a little gold wax to bring out some details. I then added some beads via a headpin and then a green cord to make the necklace.


As you can see, a lot of progress has been made on this, and the tiger itself is almost finished. There is no hurry to finish this piece, but I have a lot more kits still in my stash, so I want to crack on.

surrounded by nature
wicker basket of goodies
dine amongst the trees

OK so I didn't have a wicker basket, but I did have a little picnic outside. It was while we were in Bath. Bath has a number of public gardens that you can almost withdraw to nature in. It makes the City quite different from any other I have visited, and if I had to live in a city I would probably choose this one.














No pictures of the food, as it was only sandwiches we bought from Sainsbury's. We did have a lovely hot chocolate in the café here. It was nice just sitting on the grass (or a bench -grass was a bit wet) and watching the world go by. We can do it here in Newquay of course, but on a beach rather than in a wood, and I never did like sand.

So, the year is almost three quarters of the way through and so far, aside from a couple of blips, I have managed to do something on a weekly basis. I'm not 100% certain I will complete all 52 tasks but I will do my utmost to try.

Ems



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