The last two or three weeks have been really busy. I have had a lot of cat jobs which have all been lovely but take up most of the day. In between cat jobs I have been continuing to clear Mum's house with my brother. It is a cycle of sorting, filling the car, unloading then sorting some more, reminiscing, taking things to the charity shop, or finding homes for them here if I am keeping them. Today I went, and decided to look in the loft. There are all sorts of old things in there from different eras, and I got quite distracted. We went up a couple of weeks ago, but this time I was on my own, so had a bit more time to look at things. It is sad to do, and I just want it to be over now. In between times I have been drawing in my journal, just pictures of toys mainly, and faces. It is relaxing and easy to pick up or leave. I have pretty much stopped knitting for a few weeks now, as I have a very sore left wrist. My left hand does the holding of the work while my right does the moving, but I think I must grip it too tightly. I have tried to relax my grip but every time I knit the pain is worse afterwards. Weirdly it doesn't hurt while knitting but I am worried I will permanently damage it if I don't have a break. I will be very fed up if I can't go back to it, but for the moment I don't have time anyway. So here are most of the pages so far in my new journal, with brief explanations.
Blank front cover, waiting for an idea.
A quote taken from Fresca's blog which I liked and sums everything up pretty well.
Made up faces.
Maths torn up and re-used!
Inspired by illustrations from one of the old books I found in the loft.
Doodle from a splodge of paint.
Made up medieval looking face and weird bunny.
Another face of the doll where the black paint of the eyes didn't run into the rest of the face!
Linda Sue's house. Thank you Linda Sue!