…and some friendly lions.
There’s something very soothing about threading coloured wool through punched holes… It reminds me how much I love the ‘stringing beads’, ‘drawing with crayons’ and ‘cutting pictures from a magazine for your scrapbook’ pictures in Richard Scarry‘s Great Big Schoolhouse:)
Woke up too early again this morning so did a bit of painting before breakfast…
The pear’s a bit floaty and the flowers look like they’re in a cup of blue tea but it was fun to do them… :)
You know that feeling that your day is already full and you couldn’t possible squeeze in another minute to do anything? and yet somehow there *is* time to do everything… Other days you have ages to get one tiny thing done – and don’t… time is a mysterious thing….
So anyway… I was up at quarter to seven doing some drawings for Singapore Airlines magazine – and because they are 8 hours or something ahead, it meant the deadline was deadlier than I had supposed – phew! all done now though… back to the real work I’m doing for UKTV…
Just a bit of time to post up about some craft though; the ornament swap I’ve signed up for (just think – 8 surprise packages from around the world will be sent, and arriving – exciting mail again!). And also the book the lil birds are in – look, one even made it to the cover – yay! Got the proofs back for my section so it’s looking like it’ll be out soon.. :)
Had to make up a bunch of these iron on transfers for our shirts… they are part of the costumes we’ll be wearing on September the 9th – the night of the Actionettes present… Bad Girls! night… :)
The latest sections in AW are getting more and more relevant for me… not least the chapter about having lists and lists of things to do, but not adding in any fun stuff or playing… it gets pushed to the bottom of the pile, after work, admin, household stuff…. ah yeah, *then* I can do the good things… (in about 6 months time!)
Last time I visited the Art shop I picked up some plasticine, remembering the smell and wanting to buy some…’computer says no’, so I put it back and forgot about it until earlier today. J had some hand cream – smitten from lush – and it has the smell of a mixture of plasticine and bakewell tarts… (actually it is a lot nicer than it sounds – I am a bit ‘smitten’ with it!). I remembered about the little treats bit in the book, and bought some.
A not terribly inspiring terracotta colour, but as soon as I opened the pack, I was away – a coil pot, squidgy blobs… this little bird came out and I remembered the stop frame animation I did at college (loved doing it, except the studio was effectively a cupboard which got very hot from the lights, very quickly and melted things!)
So plasticine = a good hour of fun! (Oh and check out all the cool creatures that are made from it!)