The prompt for this week is "Create Art". I thought this would be an easy one for me to do. Because I dabble into a LOT of things. I sketch, sew, crochet, make jewelry, of course, and my first love: embroidery.
I also had a project sitting in my to-do list for a long time. So I decided this was a sign for me to begin, and finish it off in one week. And I did start it too! On Sunday. On Tuesday, I went to see the hand therapist for my thumb tendonitis, and everything was put on hold. For at least 6 weeks.
I figured I could still do sketching. But. I didn't feel like it. So I did not. In fact, I did not do anything at all this whole week as far as straight-from-the-heart-creation goes. I am okay with it, I know my mind needs a break :-)
Am sharing a picture of an old sketch I had made of cats. From a calendar. It hangs along with one of a lion and another one of a blue bird in my husband's office.
(yes, that thing on the top left corner is also a cat :-))
I would like to update everyone who read and commented on my post from last week.
This Monday was the first long weekend of the year (not counting New Year's day of course), and I did keep my promise to go some place I have never been before.
I went to this place about an hour's drive from home, it has a windmill farm! I had wanted to go there for a very long time. It was only an hour away, and I have been in that area a lot of times, driving alone, to meet family. But this trip was different. I was not going to a familiar place, I was not going to meet my own people. And to top it off, there was no address to feed into the GPS. Those who have met me, and know me well, know that I have a great sense of direction. I can get lost inside a house :-) But I made it there, and back. Yes, I was scared to get out of my car when I got there. There was absolutely no traffic there, not a soul in sight. And very narrow road, very small turnouts to pull over for pictures. (I bet it would not seem like that to someone else, as I know a lot of people who have gone there and taken excellent photos, but this is what we see from my perspective, ok?) But I did it :-)
I did not get good pictures, but here is one that I do like
I stopped by in a cute little shopping/dining area for lunch. Had some time to kill before I ate, so went to T J Maxx just because. I took quite a few pictures of things that caught my fancy there too, but this is what I liked the most
And this one, I found hidden among bedsheets and towels and what not. This photo is for all of you who commented on my post from last week, and encouraged me to do what this piece of artwork says :-) I hope to make this a regular feature in my life :-)