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:
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.