or badly, is a way to make your soul
grow. So do it.
~ Kurt Vonnegut
Blog Hop so here goes...
1. What have been the doings/makings/scribbling's
at your desk/making table this week?
This week I am participating in a post card swap
so I have been working on greetings to add to
the back. I have also been working on some
embroidery since I am in sad need of new throw
pillows and thought it would be fun to make them.
If you know me you know that there is always, always
knitting. I have projects by my rocking chair, my bed
and there is a project that lives in my purse so when
I am out and about I am never without something
to do with my hands.
Most of my inspiration comes from reading
your blogs, pinterest, which is a giant rabbit
hole I have to be careful of, and nature. On
my walks or bike rides I often spy something
that has an interesting shape or color that
makes me want to photograph, paint or
or draw it. Sitting on the shore watching
waves crash on shore always has me
dreaming of knitting a sweater in the
colors I see, can't you just imagine that
'green' with that cream? Oh! Often when
I can't sleep I just lay in bed and dream of
all the project that I hope I have time to
how do you blend this with your work- life-
As far back as I can remember I have created.
I can not think of a time where I haven't
had a sketch book to practice drawing. Painting
is something I love to do, but I don't often
set the easel up, not sure why that is. I
don't limit my creativity to one world, I want/crave
to do it all. I am trying to learn to take better
photos and practice daily. My dream is to one day
have my own potter's wheel and kiln, one day.
There is also the dream of learning to spin my
own yarn, although in my coastal town it's not
a skill that is really popular.
Right now knitting has been in the front
line. I taught myself to knit four years ago
and have knit every day since.
I blend my creativity in with my day, whether
it is in the kitchen trying out new food ideas,
[fermentation is going strong in my kitchen]
or sitting in the middle of the yard drawing,
or knitting, it all just blends in because
it all makes me who I am.
"I make art to show my soul
I am listening!"
Thank you Karen for allowing me to
show a little bit of myself. Now I need
to nominate two awesome women to