In the middle of November I started to draw what was happening in my head. Well, it wasn’t only in my head. Some of the ideas that flutter around in my head come through my hands, or at least get started to see if they want to be fully birthed. Not all of the ideas … Continue reading Attention
Some day, and maybe someday quite soon, I want to paint really big abstract paintings. Yeah, this is nothing new. I have wanted to do this for many years. All kinds of reasons blocks rise up when I go to actually make these little ones on a larger scale...i don't have time, no one would … Continue reading Pensieve Paintings
Curiosity: "Hmmm...I wonder what my line drawings would look like embroidered?" Reason: "What, really? Ok, seriously...you're not thinking of starting something new are you?" Curiosity: "Why not? It would be fun! Just give it a go, and see what comes of it." Reason: "Jen, come on...you have so many projects going now already!! You do … Continue reading A Recent Conversation
I woke up this morning with these words in my head: "Sometimes we have to let go of the original plan in order to allow the newer, cooler design to come out." I was remembering meeting some new folks on Sunday, having lunch with the couple after church. The young gal had a crocheted purse that was lovely. I commented on it … Continue reading Let Go
I don't know what comes over me! If there's even the slightest prediction of snow accumulation above one inch, I seem to go into a trance. A yarn trance that is. Creative cogs in high gear, I pull down yarns from various sections of the house, putting them in my big white bowl to see … Continue reading Yarned In!
(Last year's Valentine's Card. I'm working on this year's!:) I think I might like Valentine's Day even more than Christmas. Well no...maybe it's a tie. What I like is that Valentine's is simple. Or can be. Just a little gift to let someone know you "heart" them. And of course, the chocolate is pretty cool too! … Continue reading *Crochet Your Heart!
Recuperating from major surgery affords one a lot of time to think and dream. In between the bouts of discomfort and the fog of pain meds, ideas drift through my hopeful head. Shawls and capelets to knit and crochet, drawings and paintings of knitterly things seem to waft through the air as I convalesce. I've … Continue reading Dreaming in Yarn
Harry Potter: "What is it?" Albus Dumbledore: "This? It is called a Pensieve. I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind." — Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter discussing Dumbledore's Pensieve. Several years ago, when I read the above in … Continue reading Creative Pensieve
This is how all my knit and crochet designs begin...with a sketch (or two or three!) and some notes! The Paper App for the iPad is PERFECT for this!
Gathering supplies is one of my favorite parts of a knitting project!