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31 July 2005

My second knitting project turned out pretty well! I borrowed Sue’s knitted flower pattern (which was really easy to do) and added a few more stitches to make it a teensy bit bigger.

It just feels so good to make something out of nothing. Ok, it isn’t much.
But I swear, the need to create must be woven into my being. I just get so restless and frustrated if I don’t have my head in some project. I figure it’s something between needing to express some kind of tangible evidence of my existence (aside from the kids)… and needing to know that I can still make things. Beautiful things.

I just love having that first vision. A vague picture in my mind of what it could be. An image blury enough for creative accidents and spontaneity. And then there’s that rush of putting everything together – the plan, the stuff, the skill and flair.

I guess I’m doing lots of creative stuff each day. It’s enough stuff to keep me sane. Playing with my kids. Tinkering with this site. Taking photos. Making up yummy recipes.

But eh. I’m struck with bigger and bigger visions, growing each day. Painting. Screen printing. Wood block printing. Exhibiting. Fashion. Textiles. Photography. Illustration. Writing. None of them focused enough for a complete business/career plan. They’re just little dreams. Just a list for the future. To check them off and go, yep done that. But I have so many. And there’s so little time.

Ah. I guess I’m still young. The kids will grow up. By then I’ll be in my prime. I’ll be wiser. And richer. I’ll have plenty of time then. Well, that’s what they tell me anyway.