I am pleased to report that it still seems to work. I timetabled days in my studio leaving family to do creative things with left overs.
This left me time and space in my head to rework and resolve these crow collagraphs.
A family trip to Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust fired me up to create more bird compositions.
I even had the energy to do some experimental enamel. I received some eBay purchases of pocket watch parts before Christmas, so I have been itching to make things with them.
With steel moths and an etched copper disc I experimented using my new riveting skills.
I am finding if I look at something long enough ideas pop into my head, so using small but powerful magnets I attached this moth construction to a previously enamelled fork. If I add text to the cutlery and do a little more work on the moths I may have a set of work I could use...can I hear you saying spoons?
With a brisk return to college in the first week in January I have been able to start a new enamelled concertina book. Very much a work in progress, but again all the components were prepared before Christmas, so I just have to continue rather than try to start again, psychologically it works for me.
Happy New Year everyone and here's to a creative continuum.