Monday, 1 April 2013

April already

Here are the little kokeshi made for a raffle for a fund raising friend. They stand up but in order to get them in any decent sort of light, they had to loll drunkenly on the window ledge! The little pale blue is the one that was bought by a friend whose daughter was expecting.

Remiss I have been at posting, but it is not easy to do so if one is not in good spirits. Australia was awesome, but this weekend brought a rare bout of homesickness. (Bearing in mind I have not LIVED there since my twenties - it is rare that it gets bad, but it did this week). It was probably to do with distance and lack of seeing my family and of course the wonderful sun. It is true that the sun makes one feel better.

But, Big J and I ventured out in the icy cold to Hastings one day over the holiday and went to the Jerwood Gallery. We loved it, small and beautifully laid out, it has some pretty impressive works in it. We pottered onto the beach where the snow came blowing in, so the remedy was a plate of hot fish and chips.....

I have not touched my crochet hook since getting back and feel a bit stalled. The project I started when I was at home, all from my head has taken shape nicely, but the motivation to go on has gone, for now.

Mojos return and mine will. No point in pushing it. Em and I are off to Belgium on Friday and the crochet will come too. Some quiet evenings in the country might help focus my mind a bit....






 

3 comments:

crunchnrustle said...

Your kokeshi dolls are lovely! I like how they're each slightly different too.
Perhaps your mojo will kick in when in Belgium? Have fun, and take lots of piccies to post!

Karen said...

Liz - I too am more homesick after a trip back to Oz - and same as you haven't lived there since my 20's (I believe I left just after you - what were we thinking? :) I keep myself going by imagining my retirement years lived in the sun in Australia:)

Jay said...

The dolls are gorgeous, so pretty! Have a great trip to Belgium.