Blowing away the cobwebs, is something that I had to do this weekend. My mind told me enough, so I needed to relax, kick back, then straighten out my thoughts.
First, I paid attention to my priorities, then I had to decide what I was going to do with my weekend time. I must confess that I wasted one whole day (Saturday), but was it really a waste? Or, did my body just tell me that it was necessary? I think so, because my day involved snacking, napping, reading, then a bit of TV. Boring, but it did help to re-charge the batteries.
No big Thanksgiving plans (Canadian Thanksgiving, social distancing, and no family in town), so all I had to worry about was feeding myself, then deciding what to play with first. Inertia set in, so not much was actually done. Sigh!
I needed to get serious about blowing away the cobwebs! So, what did I do? Headed down to the beach, on Sunday! But would that be enough? I certainly hope so, because I couldn’t waste the whole weekend!
As you can see from the waves, it was windy, and cool! Just what I needed!!! I snapped photos of the waves, and walked about for a couple of hours. I was dressed warmly enough, but could have used a hat! The wind didn’t seem to bother this gull though! Of course, he was in a more sheltered location.
So, what else did I accomplish over the weekend?
I played around with a Neurographic Line Drawing, which helped me to focus.
Then I decided to work on a random Stitch Meditation (not part of any particular series). I started out with a simple idea, but it soon morphed into an evening’s worth of stitching. My fingers were sore the next morning!
I wanted to experiment with water colour, and resin, so I played around with that idea for a while. I do like the results, but next time I will try with more saturated colour. It does have possibilities!
Then, I had a couple of open-backed bezels, that were wasting away on my work table. So, I had to fill them part way (with clear Ice Resin), so I could continue the experimentation next weekend. What should I do with them? Stay tuned!
I made this rectangular shaped resin piece a while ago, but couldn’t finish until we re-stocked the Susan Lenart Kazmer Bezels. Now it’s finished!
This is a reminder that you shouldn’t be pouring leftover resin, when you’re tired. I hadn’t cleaned the mold, so ended up with black spots on my cured piece. I will clean the mold, then try again.
After blowing away the cobwebs, I do feel somewhat refreshed. However, it’s a reminder that I must take more time for myself. What did you do this weekend, and did you follow through with the social distancing?
Keep calm, social distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands!