It is cold and dark up here, just as it is supposed to be in December. Every day I build up at least two fires, possibly three, as we have three different spots in the house to add extra warmth. I love that task, I love coming downstairs early in the morning, when I am all alone (except for the dogs and the cat) and while I am waiting for my strong coffee, I build up the first fire.
Thank you to all of you who are still here and have been commenting and sending me messages! xx
Today is our Independence Day - congrats to all the fellow fellow citizens! If you look at the map
to see the shape of the country, there is a lady sitting there, waving her right hand. This lady is aging; she is celebrating her 95th birthday.
December is already well on the way. Preparations for the holidays are happening and this year until now (I know it is early yet!) I have managed to stay calm, focused, and not too worried.
My creating live has changed just a bit. Very little knitting is happening; I have one pair of socks on the needles but will cast on for a new something when these (Shani by Nancy Whitman) are done. The progress is very, very slow, as I seem to knit only when it is not possible to do anything else.
Few weeks ago (in late September), I challenged myself to make one small quilt a week. I have managed to stay on track and I have 10 little quilts. I will show them all to you before the end of the year, as I am thinking of continuing this challenge next year. Here is the latest one.
Earlier this fall Karin Eckmeier was visiting the Quilt Show and she introduced her Happy Villages on the show. I simply fell in love with that concept. I have done four villages, all inspired by her, and plan to continue with them. (There is this little gift something that I need to clear away first.)
If you have been reading my blog for some time, you already know how I admire Carla Sonheim and how I enjoy her approach to making art. I took her Imaginary Creatures online class earlier this year (I think it was this year). When her book "Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals" came out, I of course bought it. If you ever feel even just a tiny tug towards pen or pencils not knowing where to start, get this book. It will have you running (drawing) very soon.
I have been drawing a lot this past fall. I cannot talk about it yet, as I am not doing this alone. It might take a long time before I mention it again, but if you have been wondering what I have been doing, now you know ;-)
While most of what I have been drawing is secret, here are two drawings that I did following Carla's advice.
This is the blob fox...
And this the sidewalk crack
I guess, I could call this little painting "A good deed".
Hope you are warm,
Wool with you,