Sunday, March 28, 2010

Earth Hour 2010

Did you 'observe' 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..


Kelly said...

I wish that we had remembered last night, because we joined in last year. After living in the country for a year without electricity, an hour without it is easy.

I'm sorry that I haven't commented before, because I really enjoy your blog. I just added embroidery to my needlework repetoire a few months ago and your designs are so inspiring!

~ Kelly

Sandy said...

Nope. We went without electricity for over 8 hours a few weeks ago during a storm. That's enough for us.

Carina said...

Thank you for commenting, Kelly. Do share when you get some embroidery done, I would love to see it. :-)