Ban The Bomb: Weekend Crafting
|John Lewis Wooden Peace Symbol – £15|
I nearly had a moment of weakness the other week in John Lewis. I was on the verge of buying a lovely wooden CND symbol ornament for £15. I carried it around the shop for quite a considerable amount of time, stroking it, but after a while I realised that I’d just feel bad if I spent £15 on an ornament. By that time I’d had it for long enough in my hands that the shiny new feeling had worn off so I was quite able to put it back on the shelf without purchasing it.
I occasionally get pangs, thinking I might go back and get it (it would look lovely on my fireplace) but even just seeking out the picture and putting it on my blog now seems to have helped. Anyway, this whole incident made me wonder why I have not been doing my own home crafty decor using the CND symbol.
And now I have made my own little piece of Art-Attacky Crafty Goodness in my house, to replace the hole where a CND symbol shaped ornament should be. Hooray!
N.B It really is proper Art Attack. Neil Buchanan would be proud of the papier mache on newspaper, finished with acrylic paint type action that I have been engaged in.