Where I’m at

Hey all,

I’m posting because I miss being on my blog. I don’t often have something that I want to write about. Too bad I’m not a writer instead of a painter – then I’d have lots more to say, I suspect. Oh, and I’d say it well, too! Ah, well, too bad!

I’m feeling a step removed from this whole holiday thing. It kind of feels like it’s going on around me, and I’m not really involved in it. Maybe it’s because the kids are getting older, and not quite as excited about it as they were in the past – I’m not sure! Maybe I just waited too long to bring out the Christmas CDs.

I’m starting to feel a bit stalled with my paintings – not sure where they are going. They feel kind of stale to me. It’s time for some fresh ideas! I just haven’t thought of any yet. I’m hoping they will just come once I start painting. I guess this would be a good time to do some process painting a la Michele Cassou!

On a totally different topic, I haven’t actually enjoyed any movies since the Matrix (!!) so I am thrilled to actually be excited about two movies, almost three. I say almost because I am not excited about seeing “We Have to Talk about Kevin”, because I know it will be disturbing, but I want to see how it compares to the book. The other two I’m looking forward to are “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Hunger Games”. I really did not enjoy TGWTDT books and I had no plans to see the movie until I found out that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were going to do the soundtrack. Well. That settled that! Go back and listen to (yes, listen, more than watch) “The Social Network” and you’ll see why I’m excited to hear this movie. I just might keep my eyes closed for several scenes! Loved “The Hunger Games” book, so I am looking forward to the movie adaptation. Yay!

5 thoughts on “Where I’m at

  1. Esther

    Interesting post, Bel. When I’m ‘stuck’, I usually try something totally out of my comfort zone – something new and perhaps a bit ‘scary’. Not sure what that would be in your case – for me its easy – a new technique or stitch or colour scheme. (e.g. the steeking cardigan – tense, for me, but it got me to the next level). Anyway, maybe a new medium, or different colours than you usually work with, or new technique you haven’t tried or that you haven’t done in a long time. (e.g. I remember you used to do pointillism). Anyway, just a couple of suggestions, for what they’re worth. Love you,

  2. stacie

    Hi Bel, I am looking forward to the Hunger games too. Read all three of the books for our book club. I just saw the documentary Finding Joe that Marisa and Sean mention in one of the videos. Loved it!!! I ordered a copy to have. You can go to their website and download and watch it instantly for $8. Totally worth it. Here’s the site http://findingjoethemovie.com/

  3. Lauren

    Boy, do you sound like me. I’m just floating thru this holiday.
    No advice on how to spark some creativity. Maybe mine went on vacation with your’s cause I don’t have any inspiration either. Cranking up some good tunes and putting pencil (or brush) to paper normally gets things going for me.

  4. Jamie Lees

    Hi Belinda,

    Love your work and your sketchbook project. Hey if you want to do a process painting workshop, one of Michelle’s teachers is coming back to Windsor, Ontario this Sept. for another workshop, this one will be 5 days. Come and join us!


    1. belknits Post author

      Thanks! And thanks for letting me know, Jamie! I travel quite often through the year, and this year is pretty full, so I doubt it will happen. I’ll keep it on the radar, though.


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