Earth Hour last night? For one hour, from 8:30pm, you switch off all electric lights - and other non-essential elctric gadgets, because otherwise switching off the lights would be kinda pointless..Read more about Earth Hour and check out the Flickr group.
The past couple of years, I haven't been able to do it, for some reason we've always been at Tony's parent's house on Earth Hour Day and I reckon they'd have a good laugh if I got up and started switching off all the lights and the telly..
I couldn't even persuade Tony to switch off the telly, so I retreated to the bedroom with a handful of candles. As you can see above.
You know, I gotta tell you, it was actually pretty nice to sit there with just the candles. Hyggeligt, as we'd say in Denmark. :-) And quite productive too.
First, I drew two of the candles, which was quite interesting. And the end result isn't too shabby! Considering that I've barely done any drawing this month, so I am feeling a bit ..rusty.
I crocheted a couple of rounds on a crochet square and filled a couple of sketchbook pages with sketches for new patterns.
I think the reason it was so nice was that there were no distractions. No telly, no computer, no radio. Not even proper lighting. Although it wasn't that dark, actually. We often get distracted, don't we? Trying to do too much, do everything... maybe an hour in the dark now and then isn't a bad thing..