Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I like my quiet little life. I really do. I just wish I had more time - as I blog while putting on my makeup. Something happened to me not too long ago. It's like I woke up and realized that there are an infinite number of interesting things to do.
Here's wishing the world a peaceful day. I hope everyone takes a moment or two to notice or do something interesting.
Monday, July 15, 2013
A couple of drawings from my Drawing a Day tumblr page. Can I just say, btw, how much I'm digging tumblr. I love seeing all the creativity out there. I still want to pimp my page and redo my blog, but I just didn't find the time this weekend. Hopefully soon.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
My latest fascination is with the Paper 53 app on my ipad. So. Much. Fun. I've played around with a lot of painting and drawing programs, but for a doodle app this one is really remarkable. It even inspired me to start a Tumblr blog to record my daily drawing. I'm really looking forward to pimping out my Tumblr page and finally reworking this blog now that I have time. I've still got the Etsy shop closed for now, but I'm looking forward to lots more making and posting. So many interesting things to do...
I'll have lots more to share soon, but here's a small sample of my daily pics. I don't have the stylus, so all images were drawn/painted with my finger. Finger painting for adults - I love it.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
I find these images from Handcrafted Modern, by Leslie Williamson, so soothing to look at. I really love the variety of texture within a neutral palette, which keeps the rooms looking cozy and sleek instead of boring.
This is just the kind of inspiration I need for my next home project: For a while now I've been wanting to repurpose an Irish sweater into a pillow. The sweater is lovely piece of knitwear from the Aran Islands - it also makes me look like the Michelan Man. If I don't completely unravel the knit, this is a nice way to keep a lovely, well crafted souvenir and add some lovely texture to my home.
I'm thinking it will look something like the picture below.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Hello World! It's been soooo long since I've had a chance to post. And, yes, I realize that my last post Finding a Balance was all about blogging more and how creativity can sometimes go the wayside when you're busy paying the bills. Let me tell you, though, I'm so happy to be working full-time again. I think I just naturally like to be productive, which is why I tried to stay so busy making things, learning stuff, etc. So now I want to continue making things and learning stuff, but it's just a matter of finding the time. I'll figure it out.
If the above pictures look familiar to you than, like me, you're probably a huge Project Runway fan. Yes, I know many people didn't like Kenley, but I thought she really grew a lot - at least from what we saw on camera. Plus, the girl's got serious style! How many ladies went to the Emmys in a somewhat updated 1950's party dress with clunky taupe shoes? The navy dress was designed by Ven (the guy who has a problem with "real sized" women) and.... someone else, I forget. Anyway, the navy color was some lame project placement thing where they had to design a dress that was the same color as some sponsor's car.
I'm sure a lot of people will cry foul with the judging since technically she was supposed to wear the navy dress to the Emmys, and that was what the judges were supposed to be bearing in mind - i.e. is the navy dress appropriate for the Emmys? Answer: No. It's perfect for afternoon tea, church, a wedding, a cocktail or dinner party. But who cares? That floral number is just so fabulous. And let's face it. Being fabulous is always more important than the nebulous rules of some reality show.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
After a VERY long blogging break I'm finally back! I didn't intentially set out to take such a long break. Actually, after working here and there at a number of different jobs and barely getting by I finally landed a full-time gig. It's been so long since I worked full-time; I forgot how much energy it takes - especially in the beginning when everything is so new. And then working on the weekends at a part-time job, plus there's cooking, cleaning, shopping....
But I've really missed my creative projects. What I love about blogging is that even if you think no one is out there reading your posts, you're still publicly announcing goals, ideas, etc., which is such a good motivator to follow through. I still spend much of what little I have of free time jotting down ideas, sketching, dreaming about things I want to make, making lists. I even did make a few things these last few months. I just didn't blog about it.
So now that I'm settled in I would like to find a balance between my creative life and my work life.
For those of you who read my Project Runway posts, I had so much fun recapping and wanted to recap again, but I just didn't have the time. Maybe next season. If I were recapping I would not have had anything nice to say about Ven's response to the real woman challenge - grrr!
(P. S. The picture is something I may have posted before. I really need to update my flickr. Anyway, it's a pattern I created, inspired by sea urchins.)
Friday, April 13, 2012
I am in LOVE with this video of Rob Ryan's work, his approach to his work...even the music. It's all so pretty and it makes me feel like doing something creative.
Speaking of creativity, I've been feeling creative but also taking a little break from the internet this week. I spent most of my time using my hands to mix paint and using my eyes and brain to read words on a page. Will post soon to share my endeavors.