I have had S.A.D. (I think). Six weeks of gale force winds and rain. Today, no wind and occasional sunshine. (Still bloody freezing, but who cares). The snow drops are blossoming. Amazing what a bit of light can do -I may survive :-).
I have not precisely wasted the winter. I painted ( a little).
It was a commission of sorts. (read ‘gift’ – friend needed trees for an empty wall).
Nothing scares me more than boredom. Winter in the UK is extremely boring. So I acquired a doll house – somewhat bashed about, and just a shell, it was donated to the charity shop where I work. I bought it and undertook to refurbish, then, when complete, will donate it back – and maybe raffle it?
The ‘refurbishment’ has involved endless hours of fiddly activity. I have rules. I must either make everything myself, or find whatever from charity shops – i.e. do not spend real money!
I have made furniture from bits of wood, foam sponges, scraps of fabric, dominos and small treasures unearthed in charity shops. I have modeled fruit and veges, baskets and bowls from clay. I have created oriental carpets from table mats and coloured them in with koki pens. I have sewn tiny cushions and painted pictures on them. I have been extremely lucky and what I couldn’t possibly make myself (the loo, etc.) have simply appeared – donated!
It’s not finished yet – I am currently attempting to tile the bathroom – and a nightmare it is. Big mistake – but I shall persevere. I broke down and bought the little lamps! They are led lights, intended for reading but work perfectly. Oh happy day (£2 each :-)) I have unearthed tiny jars and filled them with herbs. I have made tiny pots and pans. I think I have lost my mind…..
It is almost done and soon I shall have to part with my toy.
I need little mirrors and can’t find any! They will turn up.
So. What next? Maybe Spain.