I want to share with you a full burst of colour and happiness, if I may. For the moment, I have had enough of being an adult. By late last week, I was going mad with all the news everywhere. So, I decided to disappear into made-up worlds. I was searching for the ultimate escape within them.
I tried to continue with the everyday, but found it too tiresome. I made this Lego Harry Potter quilt specially for a little extra comfort on these kinds of days. This time, I wanted to hide under it forever.
Hiding forever does not work, of course. I played with the new Lego that had arrived at my doorstep earlier that day. Lego brings to mind the thought of ultimate childhood and innocence. In the story these two characters have a special love that made me think of my cats.
We worked together quietly into late hours, listening to our favourite music. His presence cheers me up and his purr calms me, which in turn helps me concentrate.
With Artist Paintbox finished ( pattern can be found on Etsy ), I worked on the red umbrella quilt pattern. Rain makes me happy. I learned the other day that I am a pluviophile. I like that there is a word for people like us. Since we are still in the midst of a long drought, I work rain into my creative world.
My husband stepped out to the local art store and got inks for me to play with.
Play with ink I did. The FW acrylic inks are gorgeous. With their help, I painted a forest full of happy trees.
I continued to sculpt and create trees over many hours while listening to an old favourite — Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone read in the comforting voice of Stephen Fry. I love forests full of wonderfully old trees. In my made-up world, the forest gets splashes of beautiful rain, trees continue to grow to hide the critters from the dangers of the world, so they can continue to play in the soft, filtered sunlight and mist that comes after the rain.
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