wishing and hoping and thinking and ... {earth day}

easter promises from ariane r.
i prepared quite a different blog post over the past week, for i was convinced i could combine renovation work in the mornings with drawing in the afternoons. no such thing.

house in suburb

firstly i had to look for my courage somewhere amongst the cabbage, for i had no courage at all. how i ever got myself pumped enough to keep going... now there's a question. 

this is exactly what it means : new laptop

once i got going i just kept going, i think, breaking the tension by frequent visits to the diy store; luckily just round the corner from where i live.

bathroom progress, as seen from above

so all i did was measuring, sawing, drilling, plastering, fastening, beating and wishing. wishing up for a different scenario, that was. just to show you how hard i swallowed my efforts. 

detail of sanding down old tiny cupboard. circle is from where an old handle sat

somehow it got to friday and an hesitant sun in a grey forecasted sky guided my outdoors paint stripping acts on a bedside table to be. it did get me closer to the wood worm... yeah. that too. ☻

cherry blossom pink by now, bedside table to be
once it starts raining, it doesn't half pour, albeit those grey skies remained dry. which is a plus. and after all, all the things i got done, are now forever done. only...

bathroom {un}progress and end of my street
i didn't finish the bathroom, did i? i got a few new ideas along the way. and i brace myself with the knowledge that the creative process does have this tendency of looking like i make things up as i go along, ...  

earth day, april 22, melodye's AC

... so that realising where it gets me and taking it from there is jollier than feeling sorry for what all that hasn't been done... and a safer bet than just wishing. that as well, i guess. 

melodye's AC this weekend and have a fantastic week ahead {and weekend!} ♥

last week

playing around with houses cut-outs on a painted background
much in the spirit of last weekend's blog post, i would like to share another one of my weeks past. it's been a busy one, with too many office days, not enough creative ones.

page from travel notebook. i will come back to that next week
i was limited to sketching on the commuter train, which is messy but doable. a few brush strokes do have the power to wipe away a cumbersome day.

a bigger backgrounds map, carefully assembled digitally
in the studio i've been working away on a map of the area i live in. it is a long time project, which is putting it mildly. i managed to scan the map into my computer. 

the cut-outs (photocopies)
this has opened up all sorts of opportunities, in that i will be using cuttings from the 2014 daily project and 2016 exhibition to play around with on the scanned map. 

one of four
i'm also into the four seasons series again. i hold autumn in my hand, but am happy to work out spring and summer now. these will most probably become a set of postcards.

next, or simultaneous move would be to somehow work out my tinyWOOLFalphabet i've been building up and produce eye catching postcards using the bespoke letters.

a few weeks ago i picked up a few twigs. today they kind of flower, this is from a few weeks ago
in a distant future i will come round to my present daily project and work out designs, tapping into the portfolio i have build the past year. there's a rhythm now, it seems.

have a fantastic week ahead! ♥