So I made 60 Russian Dolls this fortnight... A bit like when I had the bunting factory, again I had a mini-production line going. I very much enjoyed making them and tried to get so that everyone's was as individual as possible. After posting them I realised I should have given them a number so that they were part of an edition, but we live and learn. Maybe something for next year?! Numberless, they are all in the post now, apart from a few which are waiting for Henry to sign when he returns from India. Looking at the postal dates we are cutting it 'mighty fine'!
On top of this Russian Dolling I am recording double the usual amount for the Bare Necessities Project because I am having to do all the Christmas presents, their wrapping and all the receipts. I'll have to do this again after Christmas Day as I want to capture anything I receive as well... It's all about the integrity of the project for me. I am recording what I am giving away as I think that this is part of life - it is something that makes life possible - it is something about the workings of our society in the 21st Century. Post Christmas I will have to record anything I receive as well. This is because I am likely to use such items in my daily life. Once March comes I can stop all this spreadsheet nonsense and calculate the proportions and get painting - no more excuses then!
Progress on Till and Lini's wedding sampler
So I have been very busy doing anything BUT painting! Apologies to all of you who look forward to my posts - but I am guessing you are all in the same place and busy, busy, busy preparing for the festive season. Next year I have made a pact with myself that I won't be so distracted by Christmas and more focused. I keep thinking back to last year and can't believe I was trying to complete the SBA diploma and pack for Bali on top of all the Christmas stuff. Maybe that's why I am keen this year to put more energy into the festival?
The Big wheel at the Christmas German Market in Hyde Park
which I couldn't resist a ride on last Thursday.