Sunday, June 28, 2009

... on weird hand colouration.

I'd been cutting out a school of fish from some red-painted corrugated iron. After a while, I saw that my fingers had gone exactly the same colour as the tin! The skin-colour of my fingers, combined with the paint dust and the graphite from the pencil I'd used to mark out the shapes on the tin... hey presto! Tin-coloured fingers!

Friday, June 19, 2009

... on finishing something that you start.

Years ago, one of my lecturers at uni told me that he thought I was the sort of person who really liked starting something, but that I wasn't too keen on finishing things. I was an 'ideas' person. The same year an industry-mentor-type person told me that he could tell from looking at my folio that I wasn't the sort of person who wanted to be sitting in front of a computer all day. They were both right, in some ways.

Still. I finished the necklace!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

...on donkeys.

A custom Beastie for a donkey-fancier. Happy Birthday, C!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

...on time.

Whoa. That's all... whoa. It's June already, I haven't posted since January, haven't MADE ANYTHING since then apart from this, and whilst being absorbed in that I've forgotten who I am!

Now, though, I've some holidays on. A few days in and I can feel thoughts of work fading. I've even stopped checking my work email. I'm floundering about a bit - I don't quite know what to do with myself. I had a mental list of 'things to do once June comes' but it feels almost impossible to start - like I can't get on with it until I've wasted a number of days being lethargic and lost without work!

So, to begin. I'm re-purposing some old bracelets that had broken, into one of those multi-stranded necklaces that hang beguilingly in the opening of one's shirt. Just how beguilingly is yet to be seen, but that's the intention.

Here goes.