Today I made a mosaic sunflower. It was a hot overcast day, too hot for Autumn. We steamed under the verandah, hands grey with grout and glue, hammering and chipping tiles into shapes and patterns. Next time I will mark out some designs for other people.

Tomorrow I drive South through farmland and country towns to volunteer with another group. This time painting wooden toys at a community centre in a coastal town.

On the other days I am making things for myself. Sunday I was using model paint to paint patterns on table place mats. Monday I was making ceramic tiles carving patterns into clay and patterning with black oxide. Two friends are also busy making in clay as well as wrangling bicycle rims, wire, computer keys for sculptures.

In Spring the three of us are collecting the things we have made and selling them at the Stirling market. I need to work faster.