Monday, February 8, 2016

trying something new

Happy Lunar New Year!

I would love to be posting about wonderful new crafts I'm trying and updating my progress on some old ones, but you can see that I haven't had much activity lately.  Since the new year represents a new beginning,  I'm trying something new.  My goal is to post things I love and quotes that inspire me.  I think these two are a good start.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Another quote to share

Tales from a happy house.: About Me: ..."learning from my mistakes and trying my best as I go"
I hope that I remember this from Gillian, as I embrace the challenges and celebrations of life.

I love reading these quotes. So true.

GraceLinBlog: fortune cookie friday: "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." - Buddha

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mandala update

I've continued to use up my yarn by crocheting mandalas, discovering different patterns and color combinations.  My next step is to find a layout to display them.

I've been waiting to see how Lucy at Attic24 will be displaying all the mandalas she has received (as of today, she has loaded photos of 1,190 on her pinterest board. Wow!) at Yarndale 2014.  Will she hang them?  Will she attach them to the wall(s)?  Will the cover the workshop tables?  Will they be part of the outdoor yarn bombing?

For now, I am planning to attach my mandalas to this artist's canvas and fill in the extra spaces with some sort of crocheted flowers.  Do you have any suggestions?

I hope you are happily crafting too!

Monday, August 18, 2014

On my Wall

"On my Wall" for today is by another of my favorite artists, my Aunt Donna.  She painted this when she found out I was engaged, so I would have something to hang in my new home.  This is the third house it has hung in.  I love the colors and her mixture of watercolors and pastels.

Aunt Donna was a wonderful artist, crafter, mom, and listener.  We had lovely discussions about my hopes for my daughter and understanding how to raise my son (She had four sons and I came from a family of daughters).  She frequently told me, "Find what you think and feel.  You're smart and can make the right decision."  This is in my thoughts for many aspects of my life ... marriage, parenthood, careers, where to live, how to find something to enjoy.  Missing you Auntie Donna.   Thanks for all the inspiration.

Monday, August 11, 2014

On My Wall 8/11/14

This is another piece by my daughter.  She made this in her high school ceramics class.  She was inspired by Spring and chose a photograph of cherry blossoms by a lake.  This piece inspires me to use unusual color choices.