Living in the 70s

It’s been a wild week. I think I have worked harder than I have ever worked in my life and I surprised myself to find that I was actually really enjoying it. We set out with the intention of painting the entire house, and managed to paint two bedrooms and my studio. This weekend brings more painty goodness.
I did manage to get my Month of Softies submission finished late last night – it’s nothing grand, but I quite like the direction it is setting for some more dolls along these same lines.

This is a self-portrait of me aged 5 circa 1977. I am wearing my orange gingham “BBQ dress” which was especially designated to days when sausages were consumed (as opposed to my zoo dress and library jumper). I am also sporting my door-step hair cut and cheeky grin.

I will be working on the gallery in spare moments over the next few days, so don’t be surprised if there is a small delay. We had oodles of entries – not as many as previous months but more than I expected so thank you so much to everyone who managed to tackle the tricky topic. This month’s theme is much easier – hopefully much more inclusive. The theme is “Recycled Monster Action”. Obviously the idea is to make some kind of monster but the catch is that it should be made from as much recycled stuff as possible. Now is the time to raid your closet and use all the old clothes you can bear to chop up.