A strangely familar NEW sensation…

… looking at the world through totally cataract-free eyes today! The colours and shapes are all more sparkly and defined – and I can read the small print again! 😀 As I have astigmatism, I will probably still need glasses for close work sometimes, but it looks like I’ll be OK for distance and screen work for a good while again, as all my old specs are now redundant except if I’m doing something fiddly – like threading needles! 😛

As you know I’ve had tech trouble a couple of weeks back and, with yesterday’s eye surgery looming, it’s been a little bit of a drain on my energies for coming online up until today. Things should improve over this coming weekend though, as I’m also nearly finished with my latest domestic craze for curtain-making. Actually, they’re not so much curtains as wall hangings, as they’re primarily made of voile, with a faux suede effect section at the top, for where they attach to the curtain rings. I was going for a fancy pleat effect for the hang but decided it against that when I opted to use the cave art animal pattern I’ve got made especially as a single ‘tapestry’ piece for each window (there are three – well, two and a half). Because they’re all floaty for most of the length, when I have the windows open they’ll move with the air to give a really bright ‘torchlight’ ripple effect during the day – like I’m in a cave with the light pouring in. 😀

I’ll be putting up pictures of the final effect once the whole place is finished (couple more months I hope) but here’s some of the design 

I’ve been adapting in various guises for the new free-flow living area that’s gradually taking shape around me. This image began as the work in progress cover image for Milele Safari (when it was still called Safari Tales), so it’s something that’ll really suit the mood I wanted to give to the free-flow living space, to reflect my own life and emotional journey. Some of you may recognise the imagery as I use it quite often as a thank you post on Twitter for mentions and promos that people put up for me. All my artwork works hard and long for it’s living! 😉

When all the work’s been done, it’ll all look super, and worth the outlay I’ve put in to making my home ‘future-proof’. Lots of pics of that to come as and when it happens. Come Hallowe’en it’ll be mostly finished, and I can look forward to being able to cook a proper Xmas dinner for the first time in ages. Also to sloping off to the library/study add-on and writing up a storm in inspirational and comfy surroundings for the duration!

I’ll be like a pig in clover! 😛

16 thoughts on “A strangely familar NEW sensation…

  1. Happy to hear that all went well for you! I have the same issues, so its good to hear the postive outcome!

    Your drapes sound amazing! I look forward to seeing them!

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    • Eyes are so important, DL and, as an artist as well as a writer, there was no way I could let my vision deteriorate just because I have a phobia about edged instruments near my eyeballs… 😎
      I just finished the smallest wall hanging an hour ago – it looks wonderful and I can’t wait for them to go up now! 🙂 It’ll take the rest of next week to finish the 2 larger ones as I’m hand-sewing them (I really can’t handle sewing machines at all), but it’s worth all the effort! 😀

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      • Funny, I have the same phobia, too! (I am sure it didn’t help hearing about my grandma’s surgery for it in the seventies… I still shudder how they used to do it!)

        Wow, sewing by hand over machine? Impressive and gives a more tailored looked!

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