Candes Saint-Martin, my favourite spot in La Touraine.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Autumn colours - but not what you think

Now that the days are getting shorter, I'm looking for some new things to do indoors. Things other than household chores, watching TV and reading blogs. I used to do a lot of knitting when I was in my twenties and thirties. I've forgotten how many sweaters and pull-overs I knitted in those days. The results were often disappointing, though ...  Many of my creations turned out to be way to large and ended up on the bottom shelf of my wardrobe.

During my two moves over the last 15 years, most of these 'failures' were put in large plastic bin liners and taken to the community centre. I hope they have found a new owner - bigger than me - who is enjoying the warmth they provide.

I gave up knitting after my 2000 cervical hernia. The repetitive movement that knitting requires is not beneficial to cervical hernias, believe me.

This autumn and winter I've decided to give in to a new hype. I usually stay away from 'hypes' because I don't believe in 'herd-like' behaviour. So, let's just see how it turns out.

How do I plan to spend my winter evenings? The above photo is a hint. Any idea? And is it the latest craze in your country too?


Bob said...

Looks like pencil shavings for drawing! Are you going to do illustrations for your book???

Carolyn said...

I agree with Bob that those are pencil shavings. But since he guessed drawing, I'm going to guess woodcarving.

Leon Sims said...

Are you about to take up sketching?

chm said...

You're going to take up wall painting and redecorate your livingroom, for a start!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Looks like colourful sketching to me. have fun. Diane

Louise said...

I think you are starting a new and creative project...drawing, illustrating...experimenting...looking forward to your reveal!

ladybird said...

Bob, they are pencil shavings, indeed. My book??? Which book?? :)

Carolyn, No not wood carving. Too messy!

Leon, I haven't the required talent :(

Chm, Oups ... that would take an awful long time using just a few pencils. Lol.

Diane, I'm sure I will enjoy it, but it is not sketching.

Louise, I'm embarrassed to write this, but I'm taking up colouring for adults.

To all, remember when you were young, these great colouring books, featuring your favourite Disney characters... Well it's the same, but with far more intricate an detailed designs. It requires a lot of concentration, a steady hand and some creative thing to turn these black and white drawings into little pieces of art. It's the latest hype here ... So why not!?

chm said...

Good for you.