Hello folks! As I type this the jubilee celebrations have just come to an end and I have found myself enjoying it all more than I thought I would. I have felt proud of our traditions and full of admiration for the queen who can't just think she's going to 'take a day off' and have a sofa day. I imagine she would love to put on comfies and watch rubbish on the tv like the rest of us!
What this weekend has bought home to me though is that no-one any longer gives me a paid bank holiday so today was back to the grindstone!!
Last week I cut out two very curvy painted aluminium shapes and it's taken considerable time to file and finish all the little nooks and crannies and I have to say that there have been moments when I wondered why I started it in the first place! Today has mostly been spent cutting some flowers out of my Cherry Blossom sheet and filing the edges. I've shaped the original pieces and textured them and my next job will be to dap the flowers and put the piece together.
What do you think so far?
I've also been working on a really stunning and unusual bronze bracelet. Hopefully I'll have some pictures of that next week to show you. I'm really enjoying working with bronze at the moment as it means I can explore the organic textures I love so much. I suffered very sunburnt shoulders a couple of weeks ago, gathering rocks on the beach just so that I could have some interesting textures! What it does mean though, is that my bronze pieces are totally unique.
Off to the library in the morning to do some research for a little idea which is lurking in the back of my mind, so watch this space.
See you next week!