• Welcome to My Creative Year!

    Thanks so much for coming to see what I've been up to. I'm in the midst of a self-challenge to *create* for a year straight. I needed something to fill a weird void I was feeling, and exploring different styles of art and creativity seems to fit the bill! So, Welcome! I'm glad you've come for a visit...
  • Heartfelt Thanks

    I don't always have a chance to thank everyone who leaves such lovely comments on my projects. I just want to express my appreciation for your encouragement and compliments on my creative journey. You are all greatly appreciated!
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  • 2010 Creative Goals

    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

  • Though Shalt Not Steal

Sketching

I’m in a rather foul mood today.  Not really for any reason – just one of those days that patience eludes me at every turn, and I just woke up on the wrong side of the rock this morning.

My escape from life is camping.  I’ve been reading this book on radical simplicity and there was a photograph of a sweat lodge that the guy built, and it just reminded me of my tent.  So I pulled out the sketch book, and this week’s contribution to my creative year is a simple sketch of my tent under a giant ponderosa pine, with a bush poking out from behind it, and my hiking boots tossed to the side.

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Ponderosa

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2 Responses

  1. Reminds me of Mom’s drawings! very nice!

  2. This is a great sketch. I especially like how you sketched the tree.

    How is that new puppy?

    Jeanette

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