I got tired of looking at the same title in my blog, so I decided to change it.....by making a new post.....not sure what yet....but I'm thinkin'!!
A couple of new activities that I'm doing......knitting and painting...on a canvas....on a music stand (I don't have an easel yet....Christmas list!!!)
The knitting is My So-Called Scarf The video instructions for it are here It took me ages to finally get it going and to be quite frank, it looks ok, but there are still a gap or two that I'm going to have to deal with at some point. I have knitted about 15 inches so far and intend to continue until I've finished the two balls of wool I have for it. I also have found a matching pattern for a toque called My So-Called Hat which I'm hoping to manage to do at some point. I have no idea why I started this project, but I think it intrigued me. I got the idea from here under her knitting section. So I sit and watch TV and knit....and believe me by doing that I have dropped some stitches and with THAT pattern, it's a tad difficult to pick them up. However, I have an idea to fix any gaps that may occur.
My other project of painting was long overdue. I picked up a cheapie pack of canvases at Walmart (my motto...go cheap if you're a beginner) and I put one of them on the music stand and it sat there for a few days. I was working on some drawings and kept looking over at the blank canvas. One day I finally said....what that h--!! I'm going to go for it. It was amazing...once I started painting the back ground...the ideas came flowing out....and when I came to a problem area, I knew it was time to take a break. Three days later, I got back into it and corrected any problems and added more things to it. It is presently sitting waiting for me to work again on it...and I have already sketched an idea to add to it. It's very forgiving working with acrylics....I just had to realize that I had to wait for the paint to dry before working to change something...otherwise I would end up with mud!! It's very therapeutic and I shall keep at it and see where it takes me.
I think that I have to learn to see what people are doing and enjoy it but then leave it. If I keep adding to the litany of things in my head that I want to create, I create nothing....nada. I cannot get it out of my head, there's a traffic jam of thoughts that cannot escape to land on the paper or whatever it is I'm supposed to create. This is a drawing of what I think my brain is like when it's full of creative ideas and thoughts....fighting to find the exit... the little door in the bottom right hand corner of the picture.... Those are my eyes by the way.... So there you are....yet another posting which actually had fulfilled my description of my blog...a journey towards finding a creative soul. It's a journey which is not always full of uplifting thoughts and ideas, but it's a journey that gives one pause to think about how one looks at life and my life in particular. Hopefully in time, I will feel confident enough to post occasional pictures of what I'm doing in my workshop.....but after looking at the state of my mind.....you can see why it may take a while!!! :-))