Tuesday, July 31, 2012

To Quilt or Not To Quilt

There is a wonderful small business in the next town that sells TONS of 100% cotton fabric for quilting, along with cute little gifts.  I've been considering whether to start quilting.  I've always thought it would probably be something I would enjoy, since I like to sew and design (such a great way to combine the two!)  Of course, I don't really know very much about quilting, but all I need is to find a book or two about it and I'll have no problems!  I mean, I taught myself to crochet from just a book, and to make jewelry from books, so quilting couldn't possibly be any more complicated than those.  My main hesitation is the lack of space in my house.  That, and I don't have a table upon which to work.  Every time I need to sew something, I have to put two tray tables together and put my drawing board on it so I have space to work.  SO...I would love to start making quilts (so I can add yet another thing to my list of crafts I enjoy), but I think I should probably wait until John and I build so I have the space I need.  Which is too bad because that quilt store is having a great sale right now on a few of their quilt kits.  *Heavy sigh*

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Journey Begins

I have to admit, I've considered starting a blog before, but I was never sure if I would have enough to say.  Well, a friend of mine has inspired me to start one, so here I go...onward into the unknown future of "words, words, words" (as Hamlet put it).  My level of stress, frustration, and depression has been extremely high this year, with no certain end in sight.  Time to push on though; wading my way through the filth of life and the chaos that is my mind.  Perhaps having a literary outlet will ease the tension and despair for a spell.

The purpose of this blog is to share design ideas (since I love to design), as well as to share my creativity with anyone interested in reading my blog.  I love to make things, all kinds of things, it makes me happy.  Jewelry is always fun, and who doesn't like some nice new dangly earrings and a matching necklace?  I've recently taken up crocheting; which I find very relaxing, even in this heat.  Of course, I also love doing both art and photography.  While I was in school for my Residential Planning diploma, I rediscovered the pencil artist in me (I'll make sure to post pictures of my work).  Digital art is also a lot of fun, though.  There are so many things that can be done digitally-though my digital art tends to be much more abstract and/or geometric than my traditional art.  As for photography, I am a proud shutterbug!  When I have kids-I'll have a million photos of them doing a million things.  I could use another lens or two though; which would improve my nature and macro photography.

To accompany the rest of the creative talents, I love to write.  I'm working on a poetry book right now (all my partially written novels are on a back burner for now).  Oh, and I love to sing and play the keyboard!  I'm not great (on the keyboard), but I get better the more I do it.

Well, I suppose that's enough about me for now.  Stay tuned for far more interesting and inspiring posts! :)