…camp covid 3.0…

In an ideal world, I would be sitting in a cafe with a coffee, and a breakfast made by someone who isn’t me. I would be chatting with my friends, not negotiating which umbrellas can be used to go play in the rain. I would be surrounded by projects, not chores. And yet, we don’t live in an ideal world. […]

…blogtober day 20 :: do it for the process…

Tapping away on my iPad after dinner, Pencil in hand, I was making progress, working away on my animation, when Bear leaned over. “Whatcha doing?”. Pausing, I pulled up my work to date, explained the guidelines and the way I was creating the progression of each frame. “EACH frame? You know there’s like tools that will do that for you […]

…blogtober day 19 :: WIP Wednesday…

Sometimes, projects seem to grow legs all on their own. I can start off with the best of intentions to make something quick and simple, and then once I start, the project demands I look in a new direction. Suddenly, what should have taken 10 minutes, is now on day three…and counting. The inspiration struck late Sunday night. A last […]

…blogtober bonus post :: mid week flash…

The hinges creaked as Katja pushed the door open, screaming in protest after being undisturbed for so long. Her steps shattered the silence as she moved into the house, the air around her dancing with speckles of dust. Around her, the house seemed to vibrate with memories left behind, no-one to carry them into a new life, a life far […]

…blogtober day 18 :: delicate little delicates…

When my parents, sometime in the mid 90s, decided to put their reserved, obliging, shy young teen in sewing lessons, I’m sure they envisioned a wholesome old fashioned hobby that would distract me from my troublesome reading addiction (doesn’t everyone read Bryce Courtenay’s Jessica in a single sitting?). Maybe they expected I would be sewing quilts, and bags, and tiny […]

…blogtober day 17 :: Monday making…

In our homeschool, we don’t follow school terms. We’ve found a different rhythm that works for us, but still gets the requisite time in each year. Most recently, it meant that we worked through the first week of the school holidays, had a week of drama classes which I’m counting as school, and then holidays last week. Today, then, is […]