We watched a documentary about the great Oliver Postgate the other night and this quote about dolls really stuck in my head-"Dolls can never choose, they can only be chosen."
Chosen at the moment, are a primitive doll from Miss Pootsie's Primitives- by Penny King, who smells delicious (the doll I mean!) and the gingerbread girl, who should, I suppose, taste delicious. They seem to have taken up residence on the back of my sofa. On the arm are two more dolls-little felt heads from AsherJasper on etsy. Her felted toys are just great. I have a couple and I gave Milly and Sarah one each for Christmas. Milly's was an instant hit and was thrown around a fair bit before being stuffed into her pocket for later! They have little bells inside which is an added bonus. Have a look at her Princess and the pea play set here-I love it!
Sketches whilst on the Eurostar. There were so many lovely barebones trees flashing past the window.
The second drawing was based on a scene we passed by, where some graffiti was perfectly reflected in the water at an angle, from a sloping concrete bank. The little buildings and trees behind were glimpsed at some point.
I love travelling on the train, reading, staring out at strange scenes, and sometimes trying to draw them.
Back to work tomorrow. I feel so relaxed and unstressed it seems hard to believe! The holiday has been lovely though, and has seemed quite long, but I am always a little sad when it is over.
I am going to be a more positive person this year though so I will not start with a moan. I will read my little book on happiness at least once a week and try to act on the advice I find there!
I wish you all a lovely week, whatever it may bring.