Tuesday, 3 August 2010

First impressions

Crafting is a lesson in creativity, it allow me freedom of expression...

...which is why I've spent this evening drawing an anime style picture of one of my male collegues dressed in drag. Every time we have a birthday at work, he draws a caraciature in the card - and so we have decided that it's time we all got our own back and we each have to submit a picture...

My drawing is *so* dodgy I can't even post it on here. To be fair, the halloween costume from which I took my inspiration was even more dodgy, so I didn't have much to start with. But when I dragged out my drastically underused coloured pencils, it made me wonder if there was a better way of storing them than the plastic bag they live in under the bed.

I think the other thing that crafting does is it stops me throwing things away that might be useful. I get to the point where I walk past skips and think "wow, if I sanded that down and restained it - it would look great". On a slightly smaller scale, I have this - which used to have hot chocolate in it and doesn't any more.



And I still have a massive stack of these left too.



I can cover the tin with some filler I had left over after repairing the hole in the hallway wall last week.



And pressing the tiles in...



keep going...



Quick wipe over once it's dry and that's it.



Hopefully it won't encourage any more deviant art.

1 comment:

Gemma said...

Oooh! Lovely. Thanks for showing us how you did it
Gemxxx