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.