Sunday, August 31, 2008

Knitting valium

Drawing 228

I've been knitting a LOT lately. Stephen King refers to book valium, which works well, too, but my current sedative of choice is knitting. These are currently making my feet very happy:

Knitted totally from stash yarn (scraps and odds 'n' ends - for a woman who only learned to knit four years ago I seem to have accumulated quite a bit of yarn), a pair but not matching. It's all 8ply so they're thick but very comfy for house socks. Better than slippers for keeping my tootsies warm, and I can wear them in bed - can't do that with my slippers.

These came first, though:

I couldn't resist the lime green, though it's crappy yarn, and the black stripes really make the colour pop. Also very thick and good for house socks. I'm onto a third pair out of various greens and blues (but not the lime - it overwhelms everything else) with two rows of yellow separating each stripe. I like!

Gettin' there...

Drawing 225

Drawing 226

Drawing 227

Here we go again...

Drawing 222

Drawing 223

Drawing 224

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Phew! Caught up :)

Drawing 219

Drawing 220

Drawing 221

Time, where does it all go? I never seem to have enough time. I'm like the White Rabbit, running around looking frantically at my pocket watch (I seldom wear a wrist watch, it's always buried in the bottom of my bag or pocket) and muttering to myself. Need to calm down!

My brain is a bit full at the moment. Full of a rotten cold. Full of stress. Full of school. Full of homework (or rather, full of panic about homework not started, or not done, or not good enough, or due in, or...or...or). Full of exhibition panic. Full of family stuff. Full of fed-up-with-winter.

Just full. I think there's stuff falling out of my head, never to be seen again.

Still catching up

Drawing 216

Drawing 217

Drawing 218

More Ketchup

Drawing 213

Drawing 214

Drawing 215


Drawing 210

Drawing 211

Drawing 212

Playing a little catchup, here - unplanned blogging hiatus caused by stinkin' cold and overwhelming study load.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Drawing 206

Drawing 207

Drawing 208

Drawing 209

Regarding the monstrosity that is drawing 209: some days the drawing mojo works, some days it does NOT. Today is a "does NOT" day. But I did say I wouldn't edit, regardless of how the drawings turned out, so here it is. Oh, the horror...

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Drawing 204

Drawing 205

Blogging is sparse at the moment for a few reasons, one of which is I'm busy with school - we have a printmaking exhibition beginning Sept 1st - and a second is that I have a few things on my mind and I'm thinking furiously. My brain may burn out.

Friday, August 8, 2008


Drawing 201

Drawing 202

Drawing 203


Drawing 198

Drawing 199

Drawing 200

Made it to 200 drawings! When I began, I wondered if I could keep up the habit for a week, a month, and here I am still. There was a gap in February when I was sick enough to wind up in the Emergency Department, but apart from that it's been every day. I've used several of these drawings to work into bigger pieces, but mostly I love them just for themselves. One day I'll come up with a way to present them all together.