Hope your week got off to a good start. Here it's still warm, wet and windy, but not really as we expect in January. But perhaps better than ice and snow!
Thanks for all the good wishes for my fingers, they are getting better. My skin is regenerating and the open spots are now drying out and healing, so I only have one bandaged finger now. It's still painful so I need to be careful, but it's definitely going in the right direction, for which I am very thankful.
On Sunday I decided I wanted to try some left-hand crafting, which is something new for me. I found some strips of a Degas calendar page which I had evidently sliced up at some time - no, I don't know why!! Anyway, after I had them on the table I started to arrange them in a loose weave:
Then I put some spots of glue under some of the flaps to hold it together, and
transferred it to a large sheet of white cardstock when it had dried. I used more spots of glue on the reverse to fix it to the paper, and started to look for things to add:
Then I decided to do some left handed stenciling - an adventure! My left hand does what it wants and not what I want. I held the Stencil Girl stencil with my right hand and used a sponge with Stazon ink to add the figures and sentiment. It took a long time, but in the end I got it done. It's all rather wonky, but hey, that's life! I gave the dancers some feathers to hold. No sewing this time, I'm not going to try that till my hand is better, but I'm happy I got this done. I'm linking to Jo's theme 'something new', at Art Journal Journey
and to More Mixed Media, anything goes with optional blue, as well as to
On Sunday I went for a long walk again, and then crossed over the bridge to the other side, walked to the next bridge over the Rhine, walked through Hofgarten and then back home, after having a hot, crispy chicken roll and a coffee at a bakery. I am still using my smart phone to take pics, it's not ideal, I just can't manage the camera yet. But soon!
Saw lots of sheep, crows and ravens: