This one is a new Hannah Lynn image from Crafts & Me called Sadie's Dragon which is clearly proving very popular with the Crafts & Me DT as lots of us have done her! I coloured with promarkers using a pink and lavender theme which gives her a much softer look. I adore the little dragon she has, wish I had one!
I'd lke to enter her into.....
Secret Crafter - Pastel Colours
Crafty Catz - Spots
Paperplay - Happy Birthday
Card & Scrap - Wings
Anything goes challenge - polka dot & birthday
Next up is Amanda which I've been itching to do for a couple of weeks but have had a lot going on so only just got round to having a play! I again used the pink and lavender theme but used bolder papers which are the fab Crafts & Me range HERE. I use these quite a lot as I'm not really an embellishment kinda person and find the papers really fill the card so you don't need an awful lot on. Here I've just used a bird die cut a friend gave me, a border die cut and 3 tiny nailhead gems. I think you'll be seeing more of her as she's lovely to colour especially if you're wanting to blend your colours as the hair is made for that.
I'd like to enter her into....
Well where have I been? Well regular readers will know I've been waiting for an assessment for Aspergers and the hoops you jump through to get there so it finally came around and I travelled up to a specialist clinic in Sheffield last week. They even had an encaustic art picture on the wall which I had to go have a looksie at lol!
So long story short I now have not only confirmed Aspergers but ADHD too which explains a LOT to me! That was a bit of a surprise but now I've familiarised myself with the symptoms things are starting to make a lot of sense to me now.
I've just taken some time out for reflection and a step back to view the bigger picture of life and slowed the pace a little. I never considered ADHD as lets face it I'm not exactly running half marathons however the symptoms in adults tend to manifest in more mental activity, taking too much on, starting new stuff and getting bored once the challenging bits are over. As a kid I was the classic ADHD in that I was always on the go, running, climbing etc but I'm certainly not like that now lol!
I've suddenly become very aware of my mannerisms such as the fact I fiddle all the time, I even make keyrings that I wrote "Designed by a fidget for fidgets" and its just something I've always done.
I' m also very easily distracted then forget what it was I'm supposed to be doing so Ive always written lists down of what I'm supposed to do and what deadline I have.
On the aspergers side its the attention to detail and one of my major ones is the dislike of being touched. Crafters who've known me from cross stitching days will remember the Non-Touchy Hugs they used to send me as they knew I didnt like it lol! It really is something that makes me incredibly uncomfortable as do queues, crowds and inconsistent noise - I can cope with the neighbours playing loud music as its consistent noise but DIY I wouldnt as it unpredictable - not that they do mind, they are good neighbours I'm the loud one!
Anyways off for a mooch x