this has been one of those weeks where, to be honest, i’ve not done anything much of ‘real’ value. i have however been a bit crafty and made some marbled paper with nail varnish, (would have used acrylic paints but i had nothing to use as a thickener for the water, and the varnish is floaty and comes out bright so a good alternative) painted some more sticks, made some pom poms, hemmed a skirt by hand ..and some other bits too.
hoping to get more done next week. i guess i have to keep myself busy as it seems no one wants to employ me! i’ve been applying for jobs and giving in cvs to places for a year now, and in that time have only have a couple interviews. because i’ve not had much work experience, employers don’t seem to like that and just won’t give me a chance.
it’s quite depressing. so that’s why (as well as keeping on applying for jobs obviously) i have to keep myself busy! ideally i’d love a couple of commissions to keep me going, so if you are in need of a collage for your home, site, publication, have a look at my portfolio and get in touch!
this is the skirt i’ve been hemming. i found it in a charity shop a while ago (for £1!) and was instantly drawn to it. who doesn’t like triangles and red diamonds? i’ll probably wear it in the next week or so, so you’ll probably see it in an outfit post too.
becoming obsessed with pom poms. do you want to know how to make pom poms the easy way?
also i picked the only flower in our garden. there’s bluebells out the front but nothing out the back. i keep meaning to get some big cheap pots and plants, but never seem to get around to it.
what have you done this week?
wow, it’s may already! i have actually been productive this week, unlike last week where i did very little.
i found my old 28mm vintage lens (which i took yesterdays outfit post with, and all of these) and with the crop factor on my 450d equates it to about 45mm, close enough to 50mm (heard of a ‘nifty fifty’?) for my needs. 50mm lenses are often called normal lenses, because they’re very close to what the human eye sees and has quite a good range when it comes to field of view. if you want to read a little more about crop factor & look at a useful comparison chart, click here. i can only use manual focus with it, but i’ve always preferred that anyway, and i think i might be using this lens from now on instead of the one that came with my camera.
i sorted through my little jewellery pot and found these little bits & bobs i forgot i had! a little crystal heart, two butterfly brooches (how did i forget about these? i love them!) and 3 dice. i don’t know why the dice were in with earrings and brooches, but they were a nice little surprise!
i remembered about free lensing. these were the only two that were somewhat decent, but i’m going to practice so i can take more. there’s a wonderful post about free-lensing on a beautiful mess.
i painted a stick. i know that doesn’t sound interesting but it’s a nice relaxing thing to do, plus it’s a free bit of decor for your house. always finding nice sticks when i’m out for walks, so i’m sure i’ll be painting some more soon.
and i made lots of pom poms! there’ll be a super quick DIY up next week.
honestly, i’ve not done much this week. i’ve been feeling down and quite useless, really. so this post might not be too exciting picture wise! here’s hoping next week is better!
how has your week been?
got these in the post this morning through doing a swap. do you have a favourite shape?
found this little clump in the garden. i have no idea where it came from, but i liked the shape.
i found a feather too whilst out for a walk. what a pretty pattern. it reminded me of a tabby cat, but on a feather.
found this too! as well as some other botanical prints i cut out of a book ages ago. thinking about framing them up and putting them in the hallway to cheer it up a bit.
and i made a pattern. i really like these colours together, think they look rather springy/summery.