hooked

pink scallops
i went doily crazy all week long. if not in my mind, then on paper, and in between two chores i particularly dislike at the moment: renovating, and cleaning up. 

felled trees by the road side
i accidentally programmed the dishwasher in french, which makes me sad, so sad. i can't reset the languages, believe me i have done research to do so. why does all of this sh*te come in languages???

pink in progress
but thankfully there's been a bit of sunshine and a bit of going places too, although last week started with ikea to do's and it now seems to be ending on a similar note: i am still building interior objects. ☻

some of m's mum's tracing papers on ribbon lace, a.o. thankful source of inspiration 
since it's harvest time summer vegetables seem to be falling out of the sky so i've made constant use of the kitchen, mainly to preserve for a more barren winter time, which'll come, obviously. 

rhapsody in blue ☻
to end on a milder but contradictory bleaker note; i am watching OLIVE KITTERIDGE, after i red the book. i am saying bleak, and i mean it. but it is oh! so! good! love you, frances mc dormand. 

i hope you are having a sunny weekend and enjoy the week ahead! ♥

roar and sample

recycling fonts from IG 365
oh, do you know, one of my passions is trellis work and forged iron design. i seem to be drawing curves, loops and arches lately. i've been wondering if i could marry past passions to present raptures? 

one year past {and adding doily overlay ☻}... IG 365
line drawn house fronts, painted flower heads, illustrated portraits, make shift words, photo images, fonts, maps, wavering collage, ... tried and tested experiments that however tend to lead to utter chaos.

new ventures? collage? what? 
because chosing is difficult and the hesitation lessens my focus. artful expression and discipline is a never ending story of rituals and routines, and i sometimes have the greatest struggle with it. 

drawing a map of the town i live in
now my latest 365 days project is {at last!} drawing to a close, i hope time will free up itself, though that scares me too. i am looking forward to quality over quantity, but am also hoping for definition. 

i know! doilies! you can see some of my {overlay} doily play in image above
oh and guess what? belgian lace has stepped into my life. its forms and intricacies beguile me. oh is this yet another fantasy, or can i somehow work it into aforementioned interests and sample? 

sunday night here. i wish you a smashing good week ahead. ♥