knitting and planning

Well, I finished the gray scarf the other day. I stitched until I couldnt stitch any more! I think it came out nice and because of the wool content it's very warm! I took this photo outside yesterday evening when the winds started picking up and getting a little brisk. That night we saw our first whirling snow come tumbling down. It was just a dusting--- the whole world looks like a gingerbread cookie with a little bit of icing. But it was so pretty, and its nice when snow is unobtrusive. Just pretty. That's nice.

2012 is going quietly but diligently. I'm working on some commissioned pieces that are fun, and my show at Deep Fork is officially over with as of yesterday. It was a good exhibit and I met all sorts of folks who said they saw the paintings and liked them there. I was so surprised and honored when people would seek me out after seeing that show, even though I'm not in OKC. It was so fun and nice to hear the comments on the paintings.

But that's not the end of the shows though! I have another show going up in mere weeks--- tentatively scheduled to hang February 1, I'll have a month-long exhibit at Shades of Brown Coffee and Art in Tulsa. I did a gallery there a few years ago and it was really fun and they're very sweet there. They also make a killer grasshopper by my favorite is the frozen heath mocha. For some reason when I buy coffee drinks I prefer them frozen. More like ice cream that way, probably ;)

I'm feeling good though. Quietly inspired and recuperating a little after the craziness of December. I never got sick after the shows (which I sometimes do) but I got run down and sort of ragged. Its nice to rest up and get back to work.

So. Now I really want to knit a shawl. I'm not sure how to go about it. I guess I need to haunt Ravelry and see if I can find a simple pattern. This time of year always makes me want to knit! Its great for fidgety hands.

What have you been up to this week? Have you been creating? Resting your muse? I was listening to a Roseanne Cash interview on OnBeing yesterday (I love that show!) and she mentioned a quote she enjoyed, and I quite liked it too. She said that, when you're creating, you have to "show the muse you're serious." That means working through funks and not giving up. Show your muse that you mean business and you're willing to tough out the bad days or the lack of inspiration to get to the good stuff. I think that's a good thing to remember.

Well, enough rambling!~ Back to painting....
~H

6 comments

  1. I like that quote! My muse and I have been laying low, because we're in one of those seasons of parenting where you do well to just keep holding the basics together every day until you fall in bed at night. Ivy is teething and on day 4 of a cold, and she's no longer the dream sleeper that she once was. I am doing well to just get dressed every day and keep us all fed. Sigh. This too shall pass, huh?

    Love the scarf and your gorgeous haircut. Excited for you about the Shades of Brown show!

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  2. great quote...and great scarf you knit up!
    ravelry has great patterns...i've been working on a hat ;)

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  3. What a lovely picture of you, smiling in your scarf. Just catching up here ... your vintage photo is perfect!

    Shawls. If you want something easy check out this one ... http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/shawls-shrugs/feather-and-fan-comfort-shawl.htm
    If you take a look at the Ravelry page for this pattern you'll see lots of people don't add the fringe ... I think I prefer it that way.

    Happy knitting x

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  4. What a great scarf, and a lovely picture of you wearing it!
    That quote is so good - I'm taking it to heart as a new year of creativity begins!

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  5. You're so cute! I like your scarf, too. I usually get a knitting itch this time of year, too, and this will be the first winter I totally ignore it--I've got a wrist injury that knitting only seems to aggravate. :-(

    I'll have to check out OnBeing. I've never listened to it, but I am a huge fan of American Public Media.

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  6. Oh your scarf is SO lovely! I adore the color - it's perfect for winter. The easiest shawl to start off with is a triangle scarf - the Stitch 'n Bitch book (the first one) has the instructions. If you like, I can send them to you. :)

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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