It’s the first day of winter here so we’re celebrating with hanging a little snowflake garland, made from felt, interfacing and doilies. Now when I say “celebrating” I should clarify that I really, really, don’t like winter.
I am very sensitive to the cold! I seemingly feel the cold more than the rest of my family. And it’s not just the cold but those dull grey Melbourne skies. But what can you do? As the song goes, “you got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the postive, eliminate the negative." Or as Machiavelli puts it, “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”. Or simply “If you can’t beat ‘em, join em!”
As kids we had to catch an early bus to school. Oh! Those foggy, frosty mornings! Mum would put our shoes in the oven before we had to put them on! As a film student, our peak filming time was through the winter. For three years I managed to cope with outdoor shoots, night shoots and worst of all – outdoor night shoots – by wearing a snowsuit. The sound people would be very annoyed if I moved, but it was the only way I could manage to get through was by zipping myself into those overalls!
How do you cope with winter?
This first month will fly for the sister outlaws because we will be taking part in the Winter Artisan Market at the Northcote Town Hall! So we will cope by making and selling gorgeous wintry-recycled-felty-jumper-goodness!