2018 So Far

You might have noticed that I didn’t follow up my “So that was 2017…” blog post with my usual “…and this is 2018” post.  Or any post at all actually.

At the turn of the new year, I was very happily loved up in a new relationship and a little distracted from absolutely anything else at all.  Unfortunately that relationship failed at the end of March, but 2018 moves on.  It’s very nearly halfway through the year and I still haven’t posted my new year post, or anything else.

I have lots of ideas for posts, as always.  And I quite often have little oomph to actually post anything, as always.  I’ll try my best.  And I can start that best by writing about my plans for 2018.

Surviving.  That’s my main goal for most years.  I do it, but it’s a real struggle.  Every day is a struggle.  Sometimes getting out of bed feels like climbing a damn mountain.  Most days actually.  I struggle to get out of bed, and I struggle to get anything done other than throw myself into my crafts.

Which leads me to my second plan for the year.  To continue my learning to draw.  Here are a few of my recent pieces…

…and you can see more of my progress at CraftedByColette.com

It also occurred to me a month or so ago that I completely forgot about my yearly challenge.  So this year I am doing a half-yearly challenge.  I narrowed down a few options, and put a poll out on some social media asking people to pick a number between 1 and 4.  They didn’t know what the options were, but I had these written down…

1) Write a blog post every day.
2) Turn a cloud into a drawing every day.
3) Knit a mini alien every day.
4) Make an origami something every day.

As the votes were coming in I realised that 1 mini alien a day is an awful lot of mini aliens.  Even though they’re one of my best sellers at school fairs, that really is a lot of mini aliens, so I changed the challenge to 2 a week.  Which is just as well, because that option won by a landslide.

My original plan was to start in June, but it was only yesterday that I realised that June is not the start of the second half of the year.  July is.

And so, for my Slightly-More-Than-Half-Yearly Challenge I will be knitting 2 mini aliens a week.

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About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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