Posts Tagged ‘crochet’

Necessity and Invention…oops

June 10, 2013

Well, this go round, with my shot at blog posting, I posted the picture and no text. Here is the text. 

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse.

I love the 3 Rs of Eco Friendliness. I love to use things in new ways. I love to be practical about things.

I had a tomato cage and a larger vine cage. No planting this year, but I did have a huge need for yarn storage. (I became a collector, rather than a knitter, crocheter) I found a great deal on yarns and would like easy access to it as well as an attractive way to store it. 

I took colored jeans that were passed over to me from a friend and made strips that I wove around the cages to make really lovely storage for my yarn. I did bend the bottom wires of the smaller tomato cage. The larger, looks pretty cool to me with the 3 wire legs wound together into a point.

Both of these will be hung low on my walls, so that they beautify my studio and are easy to access.

Sure hope I find more tomato cages. I still have more yarn, and I would like to make a tutorial. 

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Carve it out, Make a decision

February 7, 2012

Up in the wee hours of the morning. Trying to make time for fitness and art. 

Carving out time for peace and creativity takes effort, but it is worth it and makes the days move along much more smoothly. 

When I show my Iart–person to person, they are always stunned at how I can, ”get that done” or ”wish I had time to be creative.”  I wonder at these statements. 

I don’t spend a  lot of time on tv, I probably spend way too much time on the computer, and I don’t go barhopping. Those things that I do not do give me time between full time work, commuting, home work help for my son and other mom/adult jobs to get creative and get fit. 

Granted, they are not long lazy hours of creative thinking. I am thinking of ideas all the time and when I am ready, I go to my list/notes/sketchbook and get focused. 

I also like to have my stuff out. Out as in covering the art table, on open shelves so I can see what I am looking for rather than digging around for it which leeches away creative time. 

And since time with family is very important, I wake up early on weekends too. The boys love to sleep in. I take those extra hours and put them to use as well.

Some say, focus your artistic endeavors. limit yourself to one or two media and push yourself in these areas. For some folks, I think that is fine advice. Stretch yourself as an artist. I don’t seem to be able to do that. I become bored, or lose interest. I am thinking ADHD, undiagnosed  😀

But it works for me. I am happy with what I am accomplishing. And no, I have not gone truly public with my art, not posting regularly, but, I am going to carve out another 15 minutes for that beginning this next weekend. i have a goal. 

Honestly, I have been quilting and crocheting and painting for such a long time and have avoided taking pictures of my work so that I would not be asked to make the same thing over and over again Utterly boring in my opinion. 

Though I am considering working in a series. That may be something to focus on during the summer when my time is not as scheduled as it is now.

Well, this is my 15 minutes….got to go get some painting done.