I feel like all I do these days is realise I haven't been doing something that I really enjoy. I think I've been figuring myself out a bit over the past year or so (a forever project I reckon) and also dealing with general difficult life stuff (and everything else 2016 has thrown at us!) and thinking about what I want to do next with my work and I'm a little all over the place. I feel like once the mania of Christmas is out of the way I'll be able to settle into some sort of routine and I'll hopefully manage to fit all the things I like back into my days. I mean, just because you like something doesn't mean you have to be doing it all the time but I feel like I've unintentionally let some things go and not noticed and I want to get them back. Like taking photos while I'm doing something boring like walking to the city, how have I stopped doing that as often?! I got a bit caught up in how tiring things can be and not wanting to add stopping to take photos into what I'm doing that day but then that just removes some joy out of something which makes it worse, not easier. It's sad and I want it to stop so I'm going to try real hard ^_^
I started the day finishing off some orders and packing them up for my second Post Office trip of the week. I always feel bad if people order something right after I've just been to post stuff and try to do another run later in the week so they don't have to wait as long. I love it when people want names on their peas, it's always really sweet.
I know I'm not the only one but this really is my favourite time of year. The lack of light can get me down but I love being able to walk without getting overheated and everything is just so pretty. And when there is a sunny day but it's still cold, uh, that's my favourite thing ever.
We put some old shoes outside with all the best intentions of growing plants in them but apparently that doesn't happen if you don't do the planting and after care so all we've got is a lot of moss. But I love moss so it's worked out ok ^_^
I've been doing vlogmas! I had a go last year and did it in 4 day chunks but this year I'm uploading at the end of each day. I figure in the evening it's too dark to film anything well and all I really do is die a little bit on the sofa and watch X-Files with or without some more work to do while I'm there so I've been editing and uploading early evenings. With a week down I'm feeling a little like what's the point, my days are fairly repetitive and not all that exciting but I am enjoying doing it so I'm going to keep it up. I'm sure I'll appreciate them being there at some point in the future, even if I do end up with 24 videos that are essentially the same lol.
Here's day 7, the same day as these photos are from. If you're interested I'd love it if you subscribed to my youtube channel. I'm still finding my feet in terms of what I want to do with videos but I don't see myself stopping any time soon.
Here's a link to my youtube.
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Amongst other things I've been plodding away at uploading designs to my print to order shops. Here's some examples of the most recent ones (plus that streamer design that I've shared before because I just love it so much).
I list them all on both my Society6 and Redbubble shops and make them available on every item, unless the design doesn't fit the shape properly. As I add more of my drawings I'm getting a feel for what I need the designs to be to be able to add them to all items so it's getting easier for me and also more likely for you that it'll be available. So even though there's only one example of each design in this post, they're each available on the items the others are featured on (and lots more). If that makes sense lol.
I've now got two Christmas designs on there too, a gingerbread cutie and some bells. They'd be great on a mug or shirt or something as a festive gift but also for yourself if you wanted to have a seasonal phone case or scarf or whatever.
Pretty much all of the items available work well as a gift and we all know it's always a good thing to support independent makers, so please go check out my designs. Even if you don't buy them yourself, any shares would be very much welcome too. I appreciate all and any support I get from you lovely folk so much.
Times are pretty tough at the moment, I hope you're looking after yourself and that the weekend (and ever after) treats you well ^_^
Saturday, 5 November 2016
Our doctors surgery moved and to get there now the easiest way is to go through a patch of woodland we didn't know about. We're so bad, we've lived here years and there can still be things like this so close that we haven't found, it took us a little while but we eventually went for a wander round in there last week. We weren't up there long but it's really nice. Not so wild you can't get about but not so managed that it isn't interesting. Plus we can walk to it from home but once you're in there it's so quiet, you wouldn't know how close to roads and houses you were. There's lot's of mushrooms too so I was happy. Hopefully I'll go up there again before autumn is totally over, I love seeing areas like that change over the seasons.
This vlog has some woods footage in it if you want more.
Here's a photo of the wasp head I found in the video. It's so strange, what are the chances it would end up sitting so neatly on our garden table? It totally creeps me out but also it's very fluffy so I'm conflicted.
What would we do without our favourite lead cenobite? (Torture children instead of the people manipulating the children probably.) Such a cutie. I have a bit of a crush on Pinhead. I reckon it's a man in a dress thing though rather than a torture thing. Plus, he has good morals for a cenobite.
We watched the first two Hellraiser films again this week. So gross, so good. The special effects in it are brilliant. When Frank starts growing again is just amazing.
I know the title says fan art friday and this wasn't posted here on friday but I don't care ♡ (￣З￣)