Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Friday, January 23, 2015

Knitting and painting...

Lots of excitement with Micah frequently visiting the doctor to check on things with baby Adele. She's hanging in there, but this Mama's getting a little worn out, I think!  I did a lot of vegetating today, and it didn't make me feel any perkier. I think I need to get up and move more.

So, the big tuh-dah moment from my last post fizzled a bit. I messed up on that knitting project and decided to just start over and do some simple knitting...minus purling. I've gotta get the hang of that before trying to do both. So, I'm making the classic beginner's scarf from the "oatmeal" yarn I showed before, and this little number will be an ear warmer, I'm thinking. (It's not as wide as it looks here.)

I'm still hoping to finish my latest ATC art for the Landscape swap. Here's #3. I used a photo from Paint My Photo, which is a great source for copyright free photos.

http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/monument-valley-11
I'm feeling a bit blue. I think it has to do with an article that Micah posted earlier today on Facebook about a little girl who died after a car crash. Micah is a certified child car seat safety tech (that's probably not the official title) and she has a passion for raising awareness. But it can be a sad business. It lifted my spirits a bit to work on this piece of art. I think that's one reason that art is so important. It reminds us of the beauty that remains in this broken world. At least, that's the kind of art I like to do.

Time to get ready for bed. Back to work tomorrow.

 Blessings on all of you dear readers and much shalom in your households! :)

6 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you had a 'blue' day. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

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  2. Hi Lisa! Baby yet?
    I love your art work! I love your knitting, too!

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  3. " I think that's one reason that art is so important. It reminds us of the beauty that remains in this broken world. At least, that's the kind of art I like to do."

    This is my opinion, too, dear Lisa!

    Your knitting is very nice!

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  4. Your ear warmer knitting is really pretty. And so's the landscape art. I did a little drawing of a seed packet yesterday. It's card for my friend who's dad was an avid gardener and just passed away. I loved thinking about him and coloring the card. You're right, art is good for the soul.

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  5. Oh, my, that must be wearing, knowing that your grandbaby is having to go back to the doctor often. It's hard to be perky all the time, and not necessary. You are carrying a burden with your prayers. I pray that the Lord gives you good rest tonight.

    The tones of the variegated yarn you are using for the ear warmer are really lovely.

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  6. Your knitting is coming right along, and I think it is wise to just knit first. Purling can be awkward :) Plus, straight knitting will give you a better finished shape. It looks lovely! We are a bit blue this time of year also -- it's the weather, the winter. Things that we could emotionally handle better in June, are tougher in January, I think. Keep painting for your mental health :)

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