This past week I have had off work, off of night shifts, awaaayyy from messed up sleep patterns….and guess what; It has been wonderful! I have really felt that I have used my time wisely and took to embracing my creative side (something which I have neglected since starting night shifts).
So here I am trying not to moan about how rubbish working nights are and trying to tell you about what I have done this week…
All the ideas I collected I tried to get down into my sketchbook, I have recently joined Pinterest (very addictive) and found lots of inspiration from posts on there. I have found lots of exciting things now lined up for the summer to keep me creative.
I have managed to do a little bit of my jewellery making and I dared to cut into the slab of silver I bought for myself (so brave!) but it was worth it in the end as I have managed to make two beautiful pieces so far; some earrings and a pendant.
Of course before I did all this I had to make prototypes, I originally had the earrings above to be just indented with ‘polkadots’ but I ended up blunting the nib of my soldering iron *sigh* so I went with drilled holes instead and they work fine for me.
Another prototype that I have yet to make into silver was something quite technical for my liking and my fella helped me to get the prototype to spin on an axel. With his ideas and mine a working prototype is ready to be turned into silver and that is all I’m going to reveal for now…hehe!
The spring sun has also brought us to be more creative with other things too and power drills and saws and screws and nails were bought so we could try our skills at woodwork… This has proved very successful and we easily made a bulkhead for the van and fixed all sorts of things around the house from drawers to gates.
My ideas were flowing now and I found an unused fence plank in the shed and cut it into three to make into a picture. I nailed the planks of wood onto two other bits of wood to make a square wooden ‘canvas’, onto which I painted a picture…
I was very pleased with this and it is now hung in my hallway! Woop!
I have pleanty of new ideas to get creative with and as soon as I grab some time in the garden again, I’m taking out the modrock to try and create a jewellery hanging thing. This will really take me back to school days and more pictures will be posted I’m sure