Just thinking about creativity this morning. Over the last few days, with one thing and another, the time I’ve had for DOING things has been limited and so I don’t have much to post on here. However, doing is one
I’m currently conducting an involuntary experiment in creativity and sleep deprivation! I, let’s say, ‘ingested’ a herbal supplement yesterday evening that had the unintended consequence of keeping me awake all last night, this on top of a poor night’s sleep
The work-related mayhem continues. But the end of the year is in sight. It’s been a good year, to be honest. The Irish Board of Speech and Drama has grown. Thanks to Vicky, we’ve made some major changes in the
Not the most shapely of hearts but I’m pleased that I was able to fashion these interlinked free-moving shapes out of one block of wood.
Not finished yet and it’s pretty rough but I’m pleased that this thing worked because I didn’t measure any of this out. I just went at it, and now I have two interlinked shapes carved out of one piece of
Well, kind of. May is always a very difficult and stressful month work-wise. This year seems more difficult than previous years, partly because the Irish Board is growing in size and complexity, and I suppose also partly for any number
It’s a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. In February I ordered an airbrush through Ebay. It was dirt cheap and was being sent from somewhere in China, post free. I’m not quite sure how this works
At the glass workshop a few weekends ago, one of the participants showed us some mosaics she had completed and had stuck up on her garden walls. I had never thought of doing a mosaic before, but I have now!
Thought I’d get a little whittling in this morning before breakfast but, in a careless moment (among many careless moments), I managed to ram a gouge into my index finger. Pretty annoying to be honest. There was quite a lot
Progress! I need to do something to the end of the handle, do a bit more sanding and apply some oil and then it’ll be done. It’s rustic and looks hand-made but I quite like it. There were quite a
I’m a bit sleep deprived so this one will be short. I had a most entertaining and enjoyable brunch with my step-mum Jane this morning and blogged about it here. This afternoon, I chopped and shaped. At some stage, this
Sometimes I paint reasonably well. Other times I don’t. When I paint something I see in my head or something reasonably simple that I see in front of me, I’m OK. But when I’m trying to be clever or just
Work in progress. Maybe call this a draft. A half draft even. Though. I like it. This too. Done on a whim on the way to bed last night. What I like about this one is the accidental delicacy of
I got a phone call from June Nelson the other day. June is an Irish Board examiner and we’ve shared some long car journeys over the last few months. On one of these, I must have expressed my wish to