Tag Archives: knitting

Everything’s Better with YARN on it.

Ever since my wonderful friend Mandy co-wrote the book “Yarn Bombing“, I have been itching to try it!

My 5 year old son has been knitting lots of different projects since he began knitting last year. He doesn’t quite have the patience to finish projects, though! So, when he saw this book, he wanted to use his unfinished scarf (originally planned for his stuffed dog, Dash) for some yarn bombing!

 

That yield sign is so much less unsightly now, don’t you think?

Teaching, Charity, Clapotis and a BOOK.

I am so excited about Friday. I’ll be teaching painting for the first time ever! I realized recently that I want to have more fun (who doesn’t?) and the way for me to do that is to teach. Somehow I knew this instinctively, but was fighting it, because I have never considered myself a teacher. We will be doing intuitive painting, for lack of a better description. I need to come up with a better name (suggestions welcome). There are books out there that describe it, like “Point Zero” by Michele Cassou, and “Painting from the Source” by Aviva Gold. In a way, it is a lot like dancing, which is another thing I love to do. The emphasis for both (for me) is on the process, rather than the product, and responding to our inner urges when deciding what to paint next. The old, perfectionist me would have to take a few workshops and read all the books, and spend a year painting before even THINKING about teaching. But, I was dared to do it (thanks, Nancy!), so I am jumping in!!

Blogging with Lila is over, and the winner of my painting is James! Thank you for helping Lila with your generous bid of $150!!

I am finally, FINALLY, done Clapotis. I think it was festering in a bag in a corner for months. At one point, I wanted to wear it, and went looking around the house for it. It took me a good 10 minutes before I remembered that I didn’t actually finish the darn thing yet. But now it’s done. It’s blocked. It’s awesome! I knit it with Curious Creek yarn (but don’t ask me more than that, because I threw out the label…oops).

Lastly, my most exciting bit of news: I am going to be in a book! I was asked to participate in a book on art journals. I am thrilled about this, and have to keep reminding myself that it’s real!!  YAY!