Yay for the sunshine! Have had a very happy morning so far, and I am sure it is down to the lovely sunshine we ar having in Worcester today. I have had a great morning at the park with my smallest chimp and a gentle stroll home along the river. All this sunshine and fresh air and general wonderfulness are perfect for helping a whirling mind settle on some creative possibilities – am narrowing down a few options of projects to work on next.
First project will be a yellow lampshade, in praise of the sun, and hopefully with a green papercut in nit, which may or may not show through as green, I will have to experiment. Am thinking birds and vines, and have a little birdy in mind that I cut by mistake the other night when I was actually thinking about Buddleia…. funny how things turn out!
Second project is Christmas related – have kind of agreed in my had on my colour scheme and general ideas for a range of Christmas cards – I know it is a long way off, but if I want to get them done, agreed on, printed, packed and into the shops, I haven;t actually got that long at all once you factor in long summer holiday with two small chimps!
And I have also been doing a lot of thinking about craft fairs. I am finding that for me they are really not working very well, and so next year I am going to have to be far more choosy about which ones I do. I think I need to find one to do on a regular basis, rather than random ones here and there. If I had done my research properly when I started out in January, I probably would have found this out, but then back in January I thought I was going to be mainly doing greetings cards, not bespoke lampshades!
RIght, well, I a going to get back to my lovely sunny day – am watching my neighbours teenage boy mow my lawn which is very pleasing – not the looking at the boy part, it’s that fact that I don’t have to cut it myself, I don’t have to nag, nag, nag, nag, nag the husband to do it, and I get to give an unemplyoyed local lad a bit of cash to take his girlfriend out with – everyone’s a winner!
Oh, and as I haven’t given you any lovely pics of new lampshades and whatnot to look at, here are a few of sunny days instead…. it is a rather random selection, and some are not very good (the endless quest for a decent close up of a butterfly!) but to me this is what I think of when I think of summer and sunny days.