Magnets and Pins!

These are the magnets and pins that I worked on in December – custom orders from five different people. I had fun making them – I really like when people have ideas for what they want to see on my magnets. And art. With the art it is a little harder to customize exactly the way a person wants it, but luckily most people just give me an idea of the colours they like and the words they want, and then I run with it. To me, custom art doesn’t have the magic and spontaneity that other pieces have. They are close, and perhaps I am the only one who notices it, but they are more like “work” and a little less like “art”. I don’t find this to be true of the magnets, since I am always searching for new words to put on them, so I am happy to have input!

On a totally different topic, I’ve eaten about 10 of our freshly baked lemon honey drop cookies. Okay, maybe more. Who’s counting? As long as there are enough for the kids tomorrow, it’s fine!! I finished reading “Women, Food and God” by Geneen Roth. It would probably be a great book for some, but I didn’t learn a whole lot that I didn’t already know.  I’d recommend it to anyone sick of dieting or wanting a different relationship with food, but there is nothing earth-shattering about it. I’ve just started “Room” by Emma Donoghue. It’s got me hooked already – I think that’s mostly because it is written from the point of view of a just-turned-5-year old boy, and I have a boy who is almost 5. The relationship (as he sees it) with his mother is so touching and I can just sense it will get heart-wrenching…

2 thoughts on “Magnets and Pins!

  1. Lori-Ann

    I love the magnets. Sounds like the “collaboratory” style works for them!
    I read the Roth book in the fall too. It seemed good at the time, but I didn’t really get a lot out of it either–at least anything that “stuck.” And _Room_ is staring me in the face right now, waiting to be read. . . but I don’t think I’m ready yet! I’ll love to hear how it goes for you.

    1. belknits Post author

      Thanks, Lori-Ann! So far, “Room” is gripping and well-written. I’m loving it. I’ll let you know if I still feel that way when I’m done! I’m half-way.


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