Spirit Animal Prompt 5

 

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This week’s animal is:

Fox

Here are some questions to get you going—

 

What about this animal appeals to me?

What about this animal repels me?

Why is this animal coming to me now?

What can I learn from this animal?

What is this animal trying to tell me?

How do I interpret the knowledge this animal is giving me?

How do I make use of the information this animal is giving me?

 

Use these questions as a springboard.  Ask yourself more questions.  Ask your animal more questions.  Delve deeper into the mystery set before you.  Enjoy the process.

What can you do with these prompts?

Anything you want to do.

Write a story.

Create some art.

Write a poem.

Knit.  Crochet.  Bake.

Whatever it is that you feel called to do, so long as it harm none, feel free to do it in response to these prompts.

 

 

 

 

 

Another Week Of #100FunFabFaces

The journal I am using–isn’t really meant to be an art journal.  It’s a simple 8 inches by 6 inches book, filled with thin brown-toned kraft paper.  The pages are thin–and they do not seem very thrilled with wet media…They are going to have to suck it up anyway because that’s what I fancy working with at the moment.

You can learn more about the #100FunFabFaces challenge that Karen Campbell is hosting (for FREE!) here.

Here’s my second set of faces:

Karen actually had two reference photos for that week (watch her video–you’ll see why)…and this is just the set I made from the first reference, using sharpie and water color…because my Jane Davenport mermaid markers are finicky.  Some pages in this journal, those markers work fine.  The color moves effortlessly with just a touch of water…on others, that stuff doesn’t move if I use a bucket of water on them, several times….so I turned to my watercolors to play with these faces.

My next set of faces will be coming…soon…

Spirit Animal Prompt 4

 

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This week’s animal is:

Hare

Here are some questions to get you going—

 

What about this animal appeals to me?

What about this animal repels me?

Why is this animal coming to me now?

What can I learn from this animal?

What is this animal trying to tell me?

How do I interpret the knowledge this animal is giving me?

How do I make use of the information this animal is giving me?

 

Use these questions as a springboard.  Ask yourself more questions.  Ask your animal more questions.  Delve deeper into the mystery set before you.  Enjoy the process.

What can you do with these prompts?

Anything you want to do.

Write a story.

Create some art.

Write a poem.

Knit.  Crochet.  Bake.

Whatever it is that you feel called to do, so long as it harm none, feel free to do it in response to these prompts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Knitted Rugs

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Hand knitted rugs…oh my

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I posted this on my Instagram feed a while back…

The purple lighting is from plant grow bulbs–for some reason, they put out purple light–and I am so used to it now I don’t actually notice it that much anymore.

Now, what appears in the picture is just–awesome-sauce.

A hand-knitted rug.  We now have about six, maybe seven of these.  We found them at the thrift store–and as I have been talking about knitting up some rugs to use up my acrylic stash for…years now…when I saw them…I grabbed them up immediately.  I did not grab every single one of them.  Just the ones that looked must…uhm…rug-ish.  There were a couple that were too long and thin to be rugs–but were still too thick and short to be shawls or anything else.

Now, I know what these actually are…and it sort of makes me sad.  These — well, they could be charity knit works made for animal shelters for larger cages.  I am always sad to see things like this at a thrift store that will never donate to animal shelters–or anywhere else that I am aware of.

We found some similar smaller panels a few months ago.  My son loved the colors so much he scooped them all up and had me “put them all together” (I crocheted them together) for him to make him a blanket.  I did…and he loves it.

It looks like these larger ones were made using at least three, but maybe four, strands of acrylic yarn held as one.  Colors are all mixed up.  All of them are striped.  Some were knit sideways.  Some were knit lengthways.  Some have sparkly yarn.  All of them are beautifully colorful.  There are ends tied off all over, especially after I washed them.  The bind off confuses me because it looks as if there was a cord or something pulled through the last row of stitches and tied off to keep things loose.

They are so squishy to step on.  It’s a luxury to walk on them; it’s so cushy.  I have one dog who always sits on a rug and one who doesn’t.  The one who doesn’t now always sits on one of the rugs, to get her treats or whatever.  The cats love these things, sprawling out across them.  The humans love them, due to the cush and the squish.  The only drawback is…I didn’t back them with anything non-slip…so if you are making a mad dash through the house, you are likely to slide…(think cat races, lol)  After that first slip and slide adventure, both youngest boy and dogs figured out the best way to run over them without hurting themselves…

All the rugs are currently in the kitchen.  I am thinking I may need to knit some more…and when I do, at least I know they are going to be tough–they will last–and they will be so yummy to walk on.

 

 

 

Karen Campbell’s #100FunFabFaces Challenge

#1–I am wicked behind on this challenge.  I started it with everyone on time–then my husband went out of the country on a business trip…and then the December holidays hit…along with my being sick, then the small boy being sick, then my husband’s annual ski trip–and he brought back some horrible germs from that trip–although I am deeply thankful our youngest didn’t get it…I did though–and am still fighting off bits of it to this day…

#2–I mean to finish this challenge, one way or another, lol.

#3–I don’t count other faces/etc that I do elsewhere for this project.  If I don’t make them in my specific to this challenge journal…just…because…that’s how I’m doing it.

And so…if you are interested in playing along–it’s all free…you can follow along on Karen’s YouTube channel here. You can get all the details and more there.

Here is what I did for my first week…

 

I started working, trying to do something more like what karen did…and then allowed myself to evolve and play with things.

Some of these I love; some I like; some I am not happy with…and I decided I would just go with whatever came out, depending on the products I used.

I’ll have another post ready to show you soon…

Spirit Animal Prompt 3

 

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This week’s animal is:

Stag

Here are some questions to get you going—

 

What about this animal appeals to me?

What about this animal repels me?

Why is this animal coming to me now?

What can I learn from this animal?

What is this animal trying to tell me?

How do I interpret the knowledge this animal is giving me?

How do I make use of the information this animal is giving me?

 

Use these questions as a springboard.  Ask yourself more questions.  Ask your animal more questions.  Delve deeper into the mystery set before you.  Enjoy the process.

What can you do with these prompts?

Anything you want to do.

Write a story.

Create some art.

Write a poem.

Knit.  Crochet.  Bake.

Whatever it is that you feel called to do, so long as it harm none, feel free to do it in response to these prompts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Much For “Easing Into” The New Year…

So, we are nearly halfway through (!!!) the first month of the New Year…and all my plans for this is what I am planning for my blog here have come to …nothing…because the Universe apparently had other plans…

I started making art.  I started a fiber project journal (for knitting and crochet).  I started writing up posts for the blog.  I have plans in the works for my Gumroad shop.  I have things written up in my planning notebook…and then…and then…I got sick…like sicker than anyone could ever be sick with some virulent germ-bug that basically took me out of action, literally, for over a week…on top of the other issues I have.

I stepped into January with Christmas presents yet to knit…and thankfully those I finished–and the recipients loved them.  They were projects for Duncan and people who help him–he wanted to do something–he wanted me to knit something–he picked out yarn and colors–he picked out patterns…so a collaborative effort there.

And in a fluke of serendipity (thank you, Universe) — all those hats I was going to knit for people for #hatnothate, hats to be completed before October last year–yep, finally got those out to people this past week–and nope, I don’t think more than one or two were actually any shade of blue–but the people wanting and needing hats from me–got them…before, ya know, spring or summer arrived…

Overall, a productive month thus far, behind the scenes…but I have PLANS for this year…and for this space…and as all my plans go…it seems I will be moving more slowly than I plan for, more slowly than I like–but I AM moving…and moving forward…

So…watch this space…I swear things are percolating and will soon be showing up here…slowly but surely.