Happy Feast of St. Nicholas! Today’s card was much inspired by a post by Aimee over on Instagram. She had a little chalkboard with the saying and it took off from there.
Very zentangle-ish today, playing with the idea of endless circles and some triangles thrown in based on some artwork I saw recently. I don’t think I’d make something like this again- not really my style- but it was fun all the same. These were done with Staedler Fine Line pens on ATC cards. In this particular case the watercolor ridges on the ATC card interfered a bit with the crispness I wanted in the lines. If I were doing this on a larger scale I’d definitely switch to a different, smoother media. The quote has been rolling around in my head this week. I used to be very resilient to change but have burned out the last few years, making transitions even more difficult- and as I work towards a healthy way forward I want to remind myself that change is an opportunity to grow.
I finally settled on this cowl, which is knitted in the round. It alternates between a knit row and a purl row but being in the round, it’s interesting. So far so good, but I think I dropped a cast-on stitch somehow (didn’t realize till row six). Do you all have any recommendations on how to fix that or should I just frog it and try again?
I’ve been mulling through Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything by Laura Grace Wheldon. It had been in my library queue for a while and I finally got a hold of it. It’s been interesting to dig into. I guess to be fair I should also say I’m reading Henry the Sixth and Oedipus the King, but I didn’t think of those as reading as I am referring to them for research for something else, but it is reading all the same. It is definitely a change after reading good fiction most of the summer. Different but good.
Sharing with Ginny today.
We’ve struggled the last few days with a particularly nasty bug that went through all the kids quickly and stayed with the adults much longer. Definitely one of those treading water kind of weeks.
I was working on a piece before we all got sick. These were just some random scraps laying on the desk and I started playing. I’ve got an idea for a third layer when I get the time.
In related news, it was so delightful to see my dear friend Kelly Sauer front and center in the newest Artful Blogging. It was lovely and beautiful and real, just like her.