Is it just me or is September a pretty hectic time of the year?
There doesn't seem to be much more on the schedule than usual but everything is a kind of maelstrom.
Hmm, maybe just me.
The weekend is again upon us, hooray! For the last two weekends I have put my energy into the garden, being a busy little bee, raking, mowing, edging, pruning, planting and all other yard maintenance business.
The poppy's have rocketed up and blasting flowers all over!
I neeeeed to focus on the inside of my little house this weekend though.
I have been buying books from op shops like there's no tomorrow and have piles and piles all over the house, which I LOVE, but clutter is NOT good for me.
So today I will do some organising and hopefully squeeze in some time to plant some broad bean seeds.
They will go not far from my lone surviving sweet pea vine.
I got a very exciting parcel in the mail last week.
I ummed and ahhed for months.
I watched countless tutorials and read so many reviews, then finally decided to invest.
I treated myself to a tin of Derwent Inktense blocks!!
Oh ma goodnesssss!!
They are so amazing to work with.
I am so pleased I took the plunge.
I have 2 tins of their pencils but the blocks make certain projects and segments so much easier and better quality.
I promptly made a colour swatch chart for guidance as the colours are completely different once activated (wet).
Above is dry...
And this is activated!
So vibrant and... inktense!
I'm currently working on a project a friend requested using my new tools and loving it so far.
Another friend gifted me a beautiful wooden easel to encourage me with my creative release so I did this feather zentangle up to thank her. Feathers are very symbolic to her and she has 3 sons, so it fits.
Complete with my signature sparkly clouds.
And this one I did for another friend who has also been super supportive of my art venture. The triple moon symbolises the maiden, mother and crone. The 4 feathers represents her children.
Everything has been getting sparkly clouds!
I am feeling more like myself than I have in a long time.
I have rediscovered my passions for art, gardening, jigsaw puzzles and crochet.
And speaking of crochet, I had two delicious yarn packs arrive in the mail this week.
One is the dahlia blanket I made earlier in the year, I'll keep this one though.
The colours just make everything feel so happy and warm.
And the other is a pack to create a rainbow zigzag ripple blanket designed by and for Son3.
I have a seat cover to finish before I start them though, pics will follow.
Now to get all this done I need to start by getting up out of bed.
But its so nice watching the sky brighten up with the sun rising, the different shades of green leaves floating back and forth on the breeze, and listening to the birds.
Ok, ok, I'm getting up ;)
The weekend awaits!