Sunday, 23 March 2008

No Progress

Oh dear, life does get in the way sometimes!

When Sharon posted the March Take it Further challenge about noticing the little things I had an idea almost immediately and started work on it full of enthusiasm. But though I still like the idea and what I have done so far I don't think I'm going to get it finished before the end of the month.

My immediate reaction was a virtuous 'of course I notice the little things' but when I thought some more I realised that was true but I don't always notice them for the right reasons. I am one of those people who notices dust, things put back in slightly the wrong place, things crumpled at the edges that shouldn't be etc etc. About a week earlier I'd noticed a scrapbook range which incorporated a coffee ring into the design and I knew I couldn't live with that on a piece of my work. However, prompted by Sharon's challenge I have decided to embrace the coffee ring! I spent a happy afternoon dunking my coffee mug in a bowl of strong coffee and plonking it on paper, kitchen towel, fabric etc. I have decided to make a small sample book using brown parcel paper showing different techniques developed on from the coffee ring. I started well but have ground to a halt the last couple of weeks.

I've been telling myself not to worry, I was having Easter week off work so plenty of time to finish it, but then I decided this really was the best time to paint the kitchen - after all I did intend to do it last summer and here we are, spring again. So the ceiling has had 3 coats of paint and still needs one more and then I have to start on the walls.....

Still, the main thing is not to get in a tizz - things will get done or not and none of it is the end of the world and at the moment lying on the settee and having a snooze seems the best idea of all!

In the meantime I did have an afternoon playing a couple of weeks ago and did some ATCs all using scraps from my drawer, something that always makes me feel virtuous!


Doreen G said...

I love the ATC's Lyne and I know what you mean about life getting in the way.

Anonymous said...

pretty ATCs. Im interested to see your coffee ring work, but after you have finished painting the kitchen/snooze on settee seems reasonable! If you are good at noticing dust and things out of place - dont come to our house -your're not related to my mum are you?- she notices all that stuff too. grin.

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Great ATCs. I seem to start and stop all my projects, the coffee ring experiment book sounds like fun. You'll be ready to work on it again after the kitchen painting is done.

Robin said...

You're so right about not getting in a tizz... Yup, things will get done or not... it's not so very important in the history of the world and life just keeps on truckin'. Thanks for this well-written reminder!