It was warm lemonade, hot tea and lots of honey during my week 4. Luckily I was able to watch my e-courses so not all of that bed time was lost ;)
The "Book of Trees" was lovely and I watched all of it! I was eager to see the end result and didn't want to skip forward :) Lovely concept indeed. I see myself doing a book like that in summer time, when I can ride my bike and sit outside. Or at least when it's not cold ;)
My next watch was "Inquire Within" and I was blown away. Oh my. I loved it. I always thought I disliked encaustic paintings but this one, the way it was done.. it was so different to me and the fact it made my heart sing made me very determined to have at least a try in this medium. As soon as I get better that was. And because I loved the teacher I watched "Hand Formed - Simple Sculpting" too. And I liked it very much as well.. made me all itchy to get back on my feet and all creative again.
I really am a lot about hand made stuff. This is getting very clear to me. Very.
I just HAD to go and try out what I've learned so I made myself 3 substrates to work on. One 30x30 cm wooden board and two tiny 10x10 cm chip boards. All I need now is wax and I cannot decide how to go about it. Sadly they don't sell the pre-made stuff in our art stores so I'll need to make my own wax medium. But I do need to make my paintings first :)
I was also inspired to make tea stained handkerchiefs and press already dry Hydrangea flowers from our garden. I haven't checked on them since I put them in the book but I'm hoping they'll flatten nicely so that I'll be able to use them. Maybe on one of the tiny boards. Who knows.
By Friday I felt pretty much ok so I made a ton of things. I got an idea about sketchbooks which I am not prepared to talk about (yet) but it's exciting and I hope I get to follow through. I seem to be unable to do so lately. I get overwhelmed with all the ideas, by all the things I promised to do and want to do but I lack creative time for them. Or I totally fall out of the mood. And I don't like it. Here's a note to self:
Finish off your to-do list before taking on new projects. Unfinshed to-do lists weigh us down.
Really. Do it.
I also bought (totally on a whim) 2 meters of white jersey just because I was so happy I got 100% cotton one. I need long sleeved shirts. And I have a book with patterns all to be sewn by hand. Sigh. Did I mention I have a lot of things I'd like to make? Paint? Sew? No? :D Anyways, this fabric will end up hand colored and sewn into something wearable. And at least one of the garments will be sewn by hand, all of it. Just because I want to see if it really is so different to have it sewn like that, if it really moves differently. Will let you know of course ;)
Saturday was hiking day time and Sunday I was fit for climbing. I was creative on both days but I really don't have anything to show. Hopefully I'll finish something during this week so that I can show it here on my next journaling date.
See you soon :)