Monday, 23 April 2018

This week. #1

I have been thinking of bringing this blog back to life for a couple of weeks now, and so yesterday I re-read all the post I have written here and oh. I was transported in another world completely. So many happy moments from last year came back to mind so vividly. I am planning to post at least once a week, to try and record the all the little things I want to remember.

This week...

I'm reading Italo Calvino's American Diary.

I watched Barefoot in the Park for the first time last night and loved it. I'm in the mood for old movies lately.

I'm crocheting squares for a blanket and I only just realized I need about 360. Oh well.

I visited my tailoring instructor's studio, which she shares with a goldsmith. I don't think I have ever been in a place like that - a place where creativity is lived and breathed daily. The goldsmith shared her immense knowledge with us and gave us a little demonstration of what she does for a living. I asked her if she's always been a goldsmith and she said yes, she went to art school and has been working with metals all her life. I have always known I am a bit of a coward but when I heard her talk about her "career" (such an awful word) I fully realized that I really am a coward. When I finished high school the recession was still very much a reality and I was scared to death that if I chose a more creative path I would have starved for the rest of my life, so I went to Law school. How many things I would change if I could turn back time! I love what I am studying and I can see myself working in the Law field, but still there's a bit of remorse. Anyway, the afternoon we spent in the studio was incredible and it reminded me how important it is to create.

I'm listening to Fiona Apple's Why Try to Change Me Now.

I'm enjoying the warm weather (finally).

I'm itching to try and knit a sweater, even though Summer is approaching. I bought all the yarn for it and started crocheting it a few months ago, but now that I am a bit more experienced in knitting I want to try and knit one.

I'm loving catching the scent of wisteria flowers when I walk down the street.

I'm hating wasting time chasing my tutor about my dissertation. He won't reply to my emails, which is maddening to say the least, so I basically have to stalk him. On Wednesday I had about an hour to kill before I could talk to him, so I walked around the neighbourhood while eating a slice of pizza, and then sat in the park for a while, with a book and a ice-cream cone in my hand. It was lovely.

I received some fabric that I ordered online and started making a little two-colour bandana with it. I hand stitched it but when I go back home next week I will sew it with my sewing machine. I also received another bandana I ordered (I've been obsessed with bandanas lately) but was too embarrassed to wear it out because it's bright yellow. Silly me.

I need to remember to take more photos next week.

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