Today is one of those days when I am trying to get lots of things done but nothing quite gets finished because then I think of something else that needs to be done and abandon the task in favour of the next thing that sounds interesting. It means that nothing is actually achieved and my tick list doesn’t get ticks even though I’ve been busy all day.
One of those things is designing wedding invitations. Our wedding is going to be themed on toys and games and so we are trying to do invitations that are reminiscent of board game instructions. The front cover is supposed to be a picture of Andy and I playing a board game. This should be simple. You know, I quite like drawing. I did Art at A Level. A simple picture of the two of us playing a game shouldn’t be a problem, should it? But no! I have been drawing pictures of me and Andy for weeks now! There is always something wrong. I wanted them to look amazing, look colourful and cartoon but recognisable and yet I still don’t feel like I’ve got it.
|This is a page from my sketchbook of invite designs. I keep drawing cartoon faces and not getting them right!|
The other exciting wedding thing is that my origami paper arrived! After despairing over how it was possible that you can’t find any good stock of washi paper in London I ended up ordering a lot from Japan which came in the post today. And wow! They are so beautiful. I cannot wait to make all my origami tulips from them.
Over the weekend I had a terrible cold where I was keeping tissue manufacturers in business, but I also really wanted to take outfit pictures for blogging. On the Saturday we went out and did them, but I was squinting in every single picture. You know I had that feeling when a cold makes your eyes hurt. On Sunday we tried again and Andy had to take a LOT of pictures but I was feeling better and less squinty. However I was still in enough cold-pain that my smile is a bit forced!
|This is definitely an I-will-smile-but-my-face-hurts kind of photo|
|The dress is from a little shop called Pollys in Aberystwyth. I love the poofy shoulders!|
|So at the weekend I also made a Carribbean beef curry with fried plantain on the side. It was incredible. I took lots of photos but as it was evening and indoors they didn't turn out so well. Please just trust me on how delicious it was!|
|Nom nom. Big bowl of plantain.|
|Our dinner all set up. Bowls of curry, plaintain chips and fried spinach on the top.|
Hope you all had a good weekend too!