After 4 weeks back at full-time work I can honestly say I am thoroughly enjoying it. I think I may have said before that great colleagues and work that provides both an intellectual and creative challenge makes for an excellent combination. I don’t even mind, and in fact I enjoy using my house at the beach as a weekend holiday home. There is only one snag in all this.
So what is the one drawback? I don’t get to do that much mucking around – and yes I know I’ll gradually pick things up from where I left them there on the back-burner – but I want it all, the day-job as well as the time to indulge in creative pursuits.
This week, I have been reading, knitting (it’s getting colder and I want to finish this cardigan for my grand-daughter), some journal writing but little else – I haven’t even finished the bear’s clothing!
The book I’m reading, or should I say drooling over, is on doll making and borrowed from the Palmerston North library. I met Lynette Collis working there – I do so enjoy her blog All of Me. The book is Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists by Ray Slater – just the cover made my fingers itch for wire, yarn, fabric and embroidery thread! Check out her website – it’s now saved in my inspirational bookmarks folder. I hope I haven’t breached copyright using this image off the web.
I arrived back home for the weekend to find not one, but two copies of Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking by Jill K. Berry had been delivered by Fishpond – as I only ordered and paid for one copy, I’ll need to send the other back. A while back I had a library copy and just had to buy my own copy so I guess you know what’s happened to much of my weekend.
Again, I’m not sure if I’m breaching copyright using these images but I don’t know who I should ask or credit – and I daresay the artists won’t object to the publicity – and it’s certainly well-deserved!
I do wish I had more time to just muck around she thinks wistfully!