Battling the blues

It’s true: I do find that craft is a great tonic for keeping the old anxiety in check. Blogging, too. Which is a very good job, because that’s one of the main reasons I’m doing it all! That said, the blues I’m battling right now look more like this:

One down, 10 to go.

One down, 10 to go.

Yes, indeed. I’ve started kitting out the blue team for my huge fussball table challenge, again in lovely Decopatch papers. Here’s another one:

Two down, nine to go.

Two down, nine to go.

And another:

You get the gist.

You get the gist.

I’m really getting excited now: only the rest of the blue team to go and then I’m on to the rods, the handles and some tidying – all of which should be a darn sight less fiddly than sorting out the players. You never know, I might even get it ready for the start of the new football season!

In other news, my photography woes continue. Having done some quick research online, I experimented with being a bit more technical for this post. I even used three lights at different angles, and still the shadows persisted, at which point I gave up and used a window sill and natural light and to hell with the shadows. Grrrr. But I think I’m starting to see how it should work if I can just get the lights in the right position – and that means I need to carve out some time specially just to get a sort of regular studio set-up established. One that I can easily take down, but something so I don’t have to reinvent the wheel every week. Watch this space (but I’d suggest not too keenly, as you may be there a while and your eyes may get tired; if you do keep watching, remember to blink occasionally).

Lastly – for this bulletin, anyway – I’ve decided that this fussball table art will represent an improbable game between The Cherries and VfL Bochum – our teams, as you’ll have gather from my recent post about the red team. And no, this didn’t take an awful lot of thought: the colours of the strips kind of made the decision for me. Anyone would think I’d planned it that way, which – oddly for me – I didn’t.

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