...and I've also been drawing inspiration from my friend Andrea at abccreativity. Amongst other things, she facilitates creativity workshops and gives great guided meditations.
Meanwhile, I'm still painting. I've had trouble with the the feature wall in my living room and have changed the colour three times. I started off with a french wash in a butterscotch colour but couldn't get nice, clean edges so I painted it over with a matt paint called Banana Crepe:
Frustratingly, that colour came out too bright and clashed with the lime~washed pink walls in my bedroom:
so I've just painted it again with the cafe~au~lait shade I used in the kitchen
...and I really, really like it!
Of course, I've been crocheting and currently have a chevron lace cardigan on the hook:
Although the pattern's written for wool, I'm making it out of cotton and so far it's draping well. It's a great design ~ it involves top~down construction so I can try it on as I go and it's really quick to crochet.
I've been growing silverbeet too:
It's extremely easy to cultivate and it's lovely to have fresh greens on hand. I've been putting it in salads with fresh and sun~dried tomatoes, marinated fetta and avocado, as well as trying recipes from here and here. (Edited to add: silverbeet is called Swiss chard in the USA and Britain.)
I have been working really long hours as well. I'm glad I have enough energy to spend some time on living creatively outside of it.
Wishing you all a week that's touched by kindness and beauty.