Getting stuck with pink and brown inspired me to make an abstract interpretation of an Entwife.
As an introvert, it's easy to think that I don't need to belong to groups, especially for activities that I normally do by myself. I've been a knitter for decades, but have never joined a club. When a friend asked me to join a small on-going group of knitters for a weekly get-together, my eyes... Continue Reading →
We want our creative work to be fast and easy. Inspiration is the word we use for the magical shortcut. But is it worth the wait?
After sharing about my recycled sock kitty, I started cruising the web to see what else I could make with socks. I found some great ideas. The classic sock critter is of course the monkey, but I've never really liked the traditional pattern (those red lips freak me out). However, people have taken the sock monkey in... Continue Reading →
When I saw that my quilt guild had a beading class with Lisa Yoder coming up, I debated with myself about taking it. I've been beading on fabric for years and have even done demos at the guild on basic beading techniques. What more was there to learn? Fortunately, I talked myself into taking the class.... Continue Reading →
I'm in the middle of knitting my block for the All We Are Saying peace blanket project. I probably should have tried crocheting it, but I'm still feeling like a bumbling beginner. As a beginner, I'm on the lookout for simple patterns that interest me so I can get some practice in while making something... Continue Reading →
If I waited for inspiration, I wouldn't write anything at all. And yet this is exactly how I approach other art forms, like spinning or drawing. I expect to be able to just make things, wonderful things, as a result of a compelling vision or urgent promptings from my muse. Sometimes it works that way.... Continue Reading →
I'm having a hard time getting my drawing homework done. I can blame it on a busy life — making the time is tough right now — but I know it's because I find it so hard to do. I have to overcome a huge amount of inertia just to sit down with my sketch pad at... Continue Reading →
Confession time: I've always preferred knitting to crochet mainly because I think knitted projects just look better. Crochet can look cheesy, even tacky, to my eyes. Recently, I've started finding pictures of crocheted projects online that are stunning, even elegant, and I'm intrigued. I want to learn how to make some of these beautiful things.... Continue Reading →