There has been very little sewing going on here for at least a week, and the weather has matched my mood, grey.
My carpal tunnel syndrome (and cubital tunnel syndrome – same nerve) has really flared up, and I have been unable to do much with my hands, which has really made me feel glum. The buzzing feeling along my ring and little finger has also given me difficulty with wearing my rings.
I have had a lot on my mind, and my distraction has led to me to (probably) move my engagement ring from my ring finger to my little finger, without really thinking about it, while out last Monday afternoon. At some point, within a 90 minute window, it slipped off my finger and I am now bereft of my beautiful emerald engagement ring, and losing all hope of getting it back.
The wet and grey weather has not been conducive to photography, but in an effort to have something to post here, I pulled out the tripod and did my best to photograph some new prints we have recently put up on our walls.
Here I framed a small card I purchased at the Bendigo Art Gallery last year, which is a copy of a work held in the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra. This beautiful piece is a woodcut called “The Rose” by Thea Proctor, 1927.
This is a print I purchased and gave to Luke last year, “Friends” by Geninne Zlatkis, whose beautiful blog from Mexico I read avidly. You can see a much nicer photo of it on her blog here, and there are still a couple of copies for sale in her Etsy store. We purchased the frames on a recent trip to IKEA, where we also got some picture ledges to display more of our family photos.
This is a corner of our home (the Lounge room) that you have never seen, because until now it looked so uninteresting. It is a pretty ordinary photo, (thanks to the heavy, grey cloud cover) but it gives you some idea of how our new picture ledges look. Luke and I would like one or two taller prints or photos for the top ledge, and the whole thing needs more interesting styling, but I included this photo in the interests of “keeping-it-real”.
I even left “The Last Box” in the photo, which has still not been unpacked since our move 2 years ago. It mocks me. It is full of lovely art materials from a-long-time-ago when Luke and I were Uni-students, studying design. We just can’t work out where to put the contents.
While I have not been making stuff, I have luckily had other distractions, like this new release from Robin Hobb – City of Dragons. The weather is finally cooling, and less humid, so hopefully my nerve issues will calm down, and I will be back to creating very soon.
Have you got any new art on your walls?