I finished the amazonite necklace.
It’s a bit chunky, and I’m still not sure if I like it. Also the stone wasn’t cut perfectly round. Annoying.
I also made a few paintings.
And this one (below) which isn’t finished yet.
It’s called, Autumn Breeze With Full Moon Shining On The Hilltop Above The Tilled Land And A Pond On A Clear Evening Just Before Bedtime.
Because it’s special to have a name.
(Look at those blues.)
And that’s about it really.
My dad comes on Tuesday, so there’s probably not going to be a lot of studio time happening for three weeks.
I’m in mourning already although, to be honest, I think it will give me some time to do other things and freshen myself up a little, so to speak.
Maybe write, or read. Definitely sketching. Maybe photography?
I’ve never really been that bothered about photography actually, and it’s a relief really to find something that I can eliminated from the, I just have to do it, list.
Woodwork and glass are off that list also.
I feel bad about the things that aren’t on the list. It’s like I haven’t picked them for my team.
Oh gosh. Now I’m going to have to get the camera out.
(That wasn’t meant to be a pun by the way.)
I’m supposed to be cleaning the house to get ready for my family, but …
I’ve only got three days left.
Three days people!
How am I going to be able to fit everything in that I just need to do before my dad comes?
Like – I’ve got to touch all of my stones. Use my new oil pastels. See if I can print out some paintings. Get more touchy-feely with the encaustics. Finish glazing my pots. Get it together with some screen printing, and lino cuting.
Actually, maybe I can do the lino cutting while he’s here. That’s not studio driven. I can be sociable and do that.
I’m really looking forward to my dad coming :) I only get to see him once a year. I’d love to be in England where I can just pop over and take him a cake, and have a cup of tea, or walk with him over the park when he takes his dog out.
So it all comes down to what is really important to me.
I can give up my studio for three weeks.