Monday, 8 January 2018

Sabbath Number One


So I used the first Sunday in 2018 to kickstart my Sabbath a week plans.  So what did my day of rest entail?  I decided that a  coast path walk would be lovely as the forecast was for sun.   It stayed dry but the wind and sea conditions were livelier than usual.  Here's what I mean.  The black dot at the top of the picture is a seal.  I'd just been wondering if they'd venture into such stormy seas and got my answer!

I walked with my brother who's staying with me at the moment.  We thought about a selfie but it was too nippy to hang around.  Our stroll ended with brunch in the  Wetherspoons at Paignton.  Then we caught the number 12 bus back to Brixham and had another pint in the one there.   Isn't that almost a pub crawl?


Back home for a nap to sleep off the ale and then onto a bit of printmaking.  Here's one I made earlier.  It's a print from my polystyrene pizza plate crab that I made when I was poorly. Hmmm!  No wonder I wasn't in a rush to show it off. It was not how I imagined.  Not enough definition.  So I've started again today.  The background is going to take some work for their to be plenty of contrast so the crab stands out.  I'll be poking around with a skewer for the rest of the week and then getting out the ink next Sunday.    I'm sure that fourth commandment said that crafting was mandatory on the Sabbath.


And so I had a lovely restorative day.  Just the thing before a new regime where I've put aside time to work on kick starting my business alongside full time employment.  I've got a feeling that being stern with myself about setting aside time for enjoyable pursuits is going to be a rather good idea.

8 comments:

  1. Yes, crafting is mandatory on the sabbath--God's resting so we get to play.
    Your mention of a new regime really touched me--my mother kept trying to start a "new regime" with her family of 4 creative, totally annoying children. As I recall, it always had to do with eating more vegetables, doing our household chores without complaining, and working harder to not embarrass our parents in public. As I look back, that seems sensible to me, but I know she had her hands full with us.
    I don't mean to suggest that we were all adorable little creative geniuses--none of us speak to each other now (although in a sort of benign, don't wish you ill, but don't interfere with my life way).
    Wow, that all sounds pretty grim. But there was much love entangled with all that craziness, and I'm pretty sure we all knew that and are sustained by the connection and history. I guess all I'm saying is keep on keeping on, and know that you have many kindred spirits trying to figure out how to exist in this world, and my heart is with you.

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    1. My mum tried to make New Year's resolutions for me too! Bless you for your kind words. Thanks so much xx

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  2. How lovely to live near the sea! Each day I'm walking in squelchy mud.I do enjoy the outdoors but mud can be a bit too much each time x

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    1. I thought the coast path was going to be muddy. It normally is right at the end of the walk. But even though it's been tipping down here recently it wasn't too bad at all. xx

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  3. So glad to hear you enjoyed your first day doing your own thingx
    Arilx

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    1. Yes avidly planning week 2 already and intermittently poking that polystyrene with a skewer so I get my desired contrast! xx

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  4. Fabulous picture of a boiling sea. Crafting started again yesterday in this house as well-I was trying out some wee projects for hand sewing with my two groups. Catriona

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    1. I'm pretty pleased with that picture. Just wish the seal was a little more prominent. Hope your own projects are going well. xx

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