Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
But I do something that is in itself a form of meditation. I knit. People have knitted for centuries. While nowadays it is often considered a woman's craft, military men throughout history knit socks and hats and sweaters.
One stitch at a time. Remember you don't have to create anything big or serious. And it doesn't have to be perfect. Stitch by stitch. One at a time.
Five favorite times to knit:
- as a passenger on a long road trip
- rainy day (with or without a glowing fireplace)
- watching Netflix series
- sitting with someone in a nursing home or hospital
- waiting for anything
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
|The DH hard a work|
|Ready to fire|
Thursday, September 7, 2017
"Water Spout" (on right above) will be at the Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) show at Arts Center East in Vernon, September 1-29 (juror Nance Stula, Executive Director, The Benton, CT State Art Museum).
Arts Center East
709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066
Opening Reception - Sunday, September 10th 2:00-4:00 p.m.
"Knight and Day" is debuting in the #IBelieveInWaterbury show at the Mattutuck Museum in Watebury, CT, September 10-December 3, 2017
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Opening Reception - Sunday, September 10th 1:00-3:00 p.m., free and open to the public
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
|A spiral becomes a heart|
|This one reminds me of seagrass and ocean water|
|A bird on the wing|
|One amazing group of women - thank you!|
Friday, August 11, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
I settled on a selection of cream, orange, red and blue, a combination which made me smile.
I have a friend who says she always sees movement in my work and elements of water and fire. She thinks it is because I am a water sign. Yes, LOL, he still needs a tail!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
That warm welcome set the stage for a wonderful, the dreary wethered weekend. From a dinner of homemade pizza with mozzarella, tomato, basil, garlic and capers to breakfast of fresh fruit and yogurt, local bacon and great coffee we had a great time. The house, which from the road appeared small, was actually a rambling space with a writing studio for Drim's dear husband, an art studio for her and many other large and small rooms scattered throughout. Every nook and cranny was a feast for the eyes!
In the kitchen the pots and pans hung from iron hooks mounted on the old oak beams that crossed the space. Juxtiposed were paintings and sculptures of big colorful chickens. On the counter a magnolia tree waited for Nature's cue to bloom and bright red chairs flanked each side of a short narrow table where we spent the most time talking and laughing.
On the way there we stopped in Northampton, Massachusetts at the Woodstar Cafe. I just love the Ginger Chai Latte they make. And then it was an hour more north on Route 91 to the town of Newfane. Driving through Brattleboro on Cedar Street we saw a chicken rock, a pig rock and a toad rock. These were wonderfully large mosaics that encompassed grand rocks in a front yard but were cleverly arranged to resemble creatures. What serendipity!
|Frog Rock in Brattleboro|
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Like many creative people I have been making 'stuff' since childhood. From Halloween costumes to pants to handbags to hooked rugs I made it all. The scrap bag in the closet was my go to place.
So why then has it taken me more than 40 years to realize that 'making' was food for my soul? I am so much happier when I am stitching or painting or writing. And when I consider the times when I wasn't it explains the drab nature of those days. And all this time I thought I was just not cut out to be a mother.
On that note, why not pick up your pencil and jot down the top 3 creative things you would like to work on this weekend? You might want to try a new recipe, or sketch a cardinal at the bird feeder, or doodle. The key is to write it down and then begin.
Yes begin. And that might mean buy the ingredients for that new recipe, or just photograph the birds. Getting started is often the hardest part for many people.
Have a good weekend.
-Live a Simple Creative Life
Saturday, February 4, 2017
I made more stars and squares at a quilt retreat two weekends ago but still need a few more. This project is entirely scrappy. I will share additional details on making the blocks soon.
|Star Studded by Mary Lachman 2017|