Month: April 2016

I Understand The Feelings Are Difficult

Whilst having a difficult day with my head, I stopped and asked, what did I need in order to settle my anxious thoughts, and what I came up with was someone to empathise with my difficult thoughts and feelings. And then came the idea to create this image so that I could reflect empathy back at myself. I thought of a star fish simply as something calming and added the shell for a bit more interest. This is the first painting I have completed for several months. I found that the process of painting itself did slow down my mind. I intend doing some more painting over the next few weeks.

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Granny Crochet Mandalas

I recently purchased a colourful ball of wool thinking I would embark on a small crochet project. To keep it simple I decided to just try making a mandala. The intention was to try and get interested in something but not start a big craft project. I ended up making two mandalas, the first in rows and the second, a continuous spiral.


The pattern for the mandala can be found here. The wool used was Stylecraft Cabaret Double Knitting shade Rainforest.