Dining with nature...
Dear blog readers,
My blog posts seem few and far between these days, and I do confess to struggle a little with my "blog-life balance". How do you squeeze family life, work, a bit of well-needed exercise and a bit of well-wanted blog time into a day with a modest twenty-four hours and a week with a meagre seven days? Any top tips from you "blog coaches" out there?
And if that were not enough to fill one's time, there is that itchy, itchy creative nerve, sitting there unwavering, whispering its nagging needs. Over the weekend, that particular nerve became a little overbearing in its demands, and I caved in. I could here erupt in a myriad of word plays, perhaps saying that "I branched out a little", or that I am "sticking to what I know", but I am not that funny... Instead let us focus for a brief moment on the idea, which I think I got from a -I think- French magazine a year or so ago, where wooden or plastic handles of cutlery had been exchanged for driftwood. Now, with no sea and even less driftwood in sight, a few twigs from the forest would have to do, with a coat of left-over wall paint. Some cheap second-hand shop cutlery, and voilà, creative mission completed on a next-to-nothing budget.
Hm, did it turn out the way I had hoped and do I know what I am going to do with these? I am not sure, and do they not look a little too much like skeleton bones or broken animal antlers? Well, the latter are very trendy these days, so perhaps that is not such a bad thing... However, if I let my twig-skeleton-antler-cutlery "sit" for a while, I think the best place for them will become clear...
Until then, I can play tricks on my boys and tell them
that they are part of a Scooby-Doo mystery...!
Wishing you all a fabulous week,
and to those of you who feel neglected by my
absence in your commentary fields, I am sorry.
I am thinking of you!