... that its been nearly a month since I last updated my blog. I know I keep saying it but where does the time go?
I love the spring when everything starts coming back into life, the brighter mornings, and the sound of the dawn chorus. Eventhough I'm still not working, I just have to get up once I'm awake that's anytime between 5:45 and 7:00 am I just can't lay in. I don't go to bed particularly early either 10:30 - 11:00 pm is my norm... then I read for a bit before I go to sleep. The only problem is that sometimes the days drag, especially if I don't see anyone or get any phone calls.
I have a routine once I'm up. Firstly I visit the bathroom, then feed Brandy, make a cup of tea, pull up the conservatory blinds to let in the sunshine (light), log onto the computer to check my e-mails, Blogger dashboard, Twitter & Facebook, then job search sites for about an hour or so before I shower and dress, then ... well that's the difficult bit.
I'm full of good intentions, I know I've got all the time to craft and scrap which some people will envy, but I feel that I'm forcing myself to do it which doesn't always have the desired effect and I find that I'm not enjoying my hobby as much. What has kept me going over the months I have been out of work are the 2 monthly challenges I receive from Inspired Blueprints I look forward to receiving them on the 1st & 15th of each month as they really do get my creative juices flowing. I have to search for the photos, papers, embellishments, that I want to use, then using the sketch try to make it my own. Here is my interpretation of sketch 43 using the sketch below. I hope you like it.