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Writer's block

Writer's block so bad that I can't even think of a decent title apparently! I seem to have lost all confidence in my writing at the moment. It doesn't help that I have asked a couple of people to read The Ghost Lights, and not one of them has got back to me yet. Or maybe I am using that as an excuse.

Anyway, the writing may be on a low point at the moment (though I am working on some writing exercises to help me) but the crafting is going quite well. Here is what I have done this week.

This was an old bathroom cabinet we have had for donkey's years. It was white, so I started off by painting it with black gesso, then adding paper clay on the front. I coloured some of Tim Holts resist card and put them along the sides and the top, then added some paper clay borders. There were some gaps, because I am not neat when it comes to paper clay, so I mixed some art stones with texture paste and filled in the gaps. I painted the paper clay black as well, then painted it all with metallique paint. Finally I used silver wax to highlight. On the mirror itself I used silver paint on a word stencil. If you look closely you can see that it is backwards. There is a reason for that; the words were about Leonardo Da Vinci, and he was famous for, among other things, writing backwards.

This cross stitch is finished now, so I have started work on my next one, as well as planning which one I do next. Obviously I have quite a few half-finished one, but it is my brother's 30th this year and I wanted to do a specific one for him, so that one has jumped up the queue a little.

Before I do that one though, I have to finish this one. As you can see I have made progress on this one, on the left hand side. The right hand side looks a little sparse in comparison.

I decided on a whim today to make a necklace, using one of the growing crystal pendants I treated myself to a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to use some beads, but still wanted to make the pendant a focal point, so this is what I came up with. I've still got another one, but I want to make a simpler necklace with that one.

Speaking of treats, I have bought a few things this week. I went to Franky and Benny's with mum again, as well as buying some water brushes, a resin guide and Blue Bloods Season 6 and 7. I don't really regret them, but I do regret the Burger King I had on Friday. £7.40 and I didn't really enjoy it. Not to mention it isn't exactly going to help me with my weight loss plan. I did better today on that front at least, finishing last night's beef curry with some cauliflower rice. NDS wise there have been 4 this week, which is over 50% of the week so I guess not too bad, but I can do better.



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