Friday, May 22, 2015
Our wind is still decidedly cool but we are on our way to hot! It is time to let the wind blow all the spring dreams into reality.
And now it is time to turn some of my garden dreams into reality with a shovel, some compost and a variety of plants. I'm going to weave a white garden today. hmmmm, perhaps I need to add a dream catcher to catch some nice gentle gusts while those bug blowing breezes are sent bye bye! :O
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Its a mix today; kinda like the weather. Some necessary work, some play and lots of options.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
I really do luv to PLAY around. Especially with pigment, and pastes, mixed media products and pieces of ephemera and, and, and! It is all about Participaction!
I did think about a lovely photo shoot with ALL my favourite play things but it will take far too long to put my play things back from where I would eventually find everything. It is also spring and today, for the next few hours the weather forecasters are claiming it'll be warm and dry. There are all kinds of dire predictions of ugly weather for the rest of this May long weekend. :O
I'm not known for my practicality but the question begs to be asked- What is the purpose of playing?
I am back to my personal space. I need to play/make things for my home, my family and for me.
The twice-weekly letter from Robert and Sara Genn kinda clarified this important point for me.
"Here's a creative method surprisingly and often overlooked as we go about and busy ourselves in art-making. Take a look around your own home and family and see what might be needed. Find a wall or a space that can be filled with something you, yourself, would rather like to see. Take a look around your home and family and find something that is worthy of another look and perhaps a rendering for your own joy.
"Love something -- serve it" might seem like an outworn sentiment but it's often the very basis of great art and artistic evolvement."
Friday, May 15, 2015
Darn! I decided that Josh needs a journal to record his trip. So I stopped for a brief moment at the scrapbook store. First slip.
:O I woke up this morning and realized the trip is about the trip and not about complicated journals. vbsigh. I'll have to go back and get one of those little Smash books that have a wee pen with a glue stick on one end. I'll give him a little baggie a day with some 'stuff' in it to do whatever his heart desires. :} I have dusted myself off, tightened my laces and I'm trying the trail again. Today is my CPR course and I'll need the new skills when I tell the Rooster about my little accident! Ha, it was only a sprain and not a broken Patootie!
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Rooster has finally bought some new feathers and though the mending pile gets its own space that isn't photo worthy, at least until after I get them all hemmed. Note to self- next go round find a significant other with a ready to wear pant size! ;^)
The top of the mountain is weathered in but it covers my big dream. I dream of making a crazy patch lap quilt for the end of our bed. Having discovered that I may be lacking in some skill to actually do this climb I have joined a class and have been gathering some supplies for the test block. I'm not too sure where the squirrel led me for the month of April but I think I see a break in the cloud cover.
Kathy Shaw's free crazy quilt course. Beginners! I am gathering my supplies and I am determined to catch up asap! The new 'puter resulted in my losing my supply list and instructions but I'm reconnected and ready to go now.
series has been an enlightening journey. This particular path has gotten a bit convoluted but I'm determined to keep the forward motion going.
The whole point of ufo busting is to get things done so I can come up with a whole bunch of new ones! ;^) This isn't even a hike, a climb, or a full fledged expedition. This is the daily walk. :O
Indeed I do have a thing or two to keep me moving right along! And when I'm in need of a change of scenery there is always all the wet stuff I can apply to fabric and paper but that is for the painting post!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
As I've said before, blogging has been a wonderful pathway of finding friends, discovering new techniques and motivational tools but especially for learning about all kinds of new things. Foremost has been learning about myself. It has been most enlightening. Therefore when my Dearie said that I was a planner all kinds of misplaced pieces suddenly slid into place.
But even I know that the ultimate goal is finishing. It was even the word of the year some time ago. Really!!! ;^) But you can't finish if you don't start. duh! So much as I luv planning, I must start. So no Planning. At least not first up.
I want to talk about Plan Ting.
So for today I am potting, and planting and kinda playing. Does that count as starting??? ;^)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
April has been a fit and start kind of month. The part time job had aspects of full time job. sheesh!
Then the computer had to go in and I got a new computer. That has involved downtime and a learning curve which is still curving.
We had a short time away for a church
Came home to some kind of hack on the FaceBook account. :( Had hardly put the suitcase down when DS#3 phoned to ask why Fb was asking him for a friend request. argghhh!
I figured to get a quick racy start on Monday but the Rooster had taken an extra day off and we were in the city doing errands. May I say clothes shopping is not my favourite activity and shopping for men with The man is even worse! We also were investigating the options for the grand son and I to take a little trip together. So that looks like something Josh and I can be looking forward to this summer.
Today I will be fine tuning some computer stuff as my server and my/the Rooster's basic e-mail account are having issues. I also have laundry and all that kind of fun stuff. It does look like spring is well under way. The leaves are budding. The garden is ready for planting. The Rooster has this year's yard plan in place and the trees and shrubs should be arriving any day. :) In fact this is the first year ever we are actually ahead of the dandelions!!!
So as the vacuum revs up sew will my creative juices. woo hoo!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Company blew in and out again. I thought the laundry was going to follow them. Phew!
A series is a body of work connected by a common idea. The idea can grow from what if next time... or it can be just one idea that is fully explored. But it is basically a variation of one subject. But it should come from a natural inclination and interest. My natural inclination is a simple shape and the modern fabrics that keep winking at me. ;-)
The first step is to make a completely finished traditional quilt and proceed from there.