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I’m the distractable type, I’m the first to admit it. I like trying new things and techniques with art.  I fiddle, I faddle, and i have fun.

And sometimes, i think that maybe there should be something more.

Recently I’ve signed up for a few swaps and  begun organising the local sketchcrawl. I’m a good organiser, after all it’s what i do for a living, and I enjoy it. Being involved in these things has put me in touch with a lot of people who DO things with their art.

If I’m going to do something i need to focus on what I am good at. My most marketable skill is definitly bookbinding, and i love makeing books that people want to use. I’d like to push this kind of thing towards the art side of things and so i’d like to combine bookbinding with sketching to create small limited edition art books.

Lisa Call inspired me to put my goals down, not as big amorphous intangible things, but as short “sprints” that I can acheive in a month, using the scrum methiod to breakdown my goals into tasks and move forward.

So tonight I’ve cleaned my studio,  and sat down to think about these goals and the tasks I need to perform to move forward.

I hope you all stay tuned to see what eventuates.

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It’s nearly 37 degrees outside~!

Inspiration? like I need more things to make!

Craftzine has offered up some real gems this week.

mooThings to do today…

  • Mount about a half a dozen hooks in the wall
  • Install an inspiration wire a la port2port and swiss miss
  • Sew up the bright blue poly pop into curtains for the studio Done!
  • finish the moo that is too the left, yes that pen on felt, I’m drafting out facial expressions, and yes it has pins in it, I haven’t sewn it up yet!
  • Buy some ‘L’ hooks and finish my tool board.
  • Hang my tim biskup prints
  • Mop the kitchen floor (ugh!)

It’s been a hell of a week.

In terms of non-craft/art endeavours I quit my job and got a new one, the old boss is well, quite possibly a soiopath, the new work place are wonderful happy clouds of love. And there is a dog named jack.

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TGIF but what a weekend!

bunnyThank god it’s friday my friends – I quit my job at a company with a boss who is the worst kind of bully two days ago and it’s a bit of a relief to be able to get put of the office at the end of today.
I start at a new company monday week and I’m here until next Wednesday, then Thursday/Friday are ‘me’ days.

What am I going to do with my weekend and those ‘me’ days? Well R. (my dear boyfriend) pointed out that the only things I’ve made in the past few weeks have been gifts. So it’s time for some me craft!

First things first, a bit of studio re-arrangement, then a quick nip up to check out a garage sale tomorrow and visit R’s family. Then I have a list of things as long as my arm I want to tackle!

That’s enough,really, of course I haven’t mentioned fabric beads, pincushions, softies, eyemasks, aprons, etc etc etc…

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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