Saturday, July 16, 2016

Trying It On for Size

So we are moved in and progress has been made.  Most of the boxes are unpacked.  The boxes which remain hold decor, books, toys, etc. and are pushed into corners until I decide where things will fit, hang, and so on.

My studio is set up and functional and today I piddled in it for about 5 hours trying to get comfortable with where items are placed and how to move in the space.  The new shared arrangement with Peter is nice.  He was doing some technical stuff with the computer/tv connection.  I didn't know when he was in the room or out unless he said something to me.  With what I was doing today, the only time I couldn't hold conversation was when I was crocheting.  Overall, it was a fair run for trying the space on for size.





I did a zentangle to warm up followed by a face sketch and ending with exercises from the workbook on crochet.  But in full disclosure, a lot of time was spent browsing Facebook on my phone.  Discipline is the word for the rest of the month and must be had to get a groove going.
studio music was Regina Carter's CD, Southern Comfort

A friend asked me about dyeing fabric in ombre and that got me excited.  It has been 2 years since I had my dyes out.  We're working out a Friday that she can come.  This will give me the opportunity to to try out the set-up in the garage.

Trying to describe to myself what I feel like is going on with me as a creative person, I feel like I'm forever waking up from a slumber.  The closing down of my Mellwood studio and the year dealing with breast cancer and 2 moves in 18 months created an alternate reality that I'm trying to shed or bloom out of the pod.  But one thing I know is God is here in and of it and I'm trusting the process!

8 comments:

  1. SO happy for you and proud of you, Karen!

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    1. Thank You Deborah. I'm proud of myself and I can truly say that no matter what is going on, I have understood what it means to praise God through it all.

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    2. So happy to see you getting back to doing what you love. It is hard after dealing with breast cancer. I can so relate to that. I have been trying to spend more time in my studio too. I still don't feel like my old self. But I might not every get back to that. But so glad to be done with chemo. and have hair. Looking forward to more of your blogs.

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    3. I let go of the"getting back" to my old self. I have been changed but I was kinda hopi g the new me would have more gusto. :)

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    4. I let go of the"getting back" to my old self. I have been changed but I was kinda hopi g the new me would have more gusto. :)

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  2. Thank you Karen for your comments on the blog!!!! As a nurse I can tell you that healing occurs most often when we are busy doing what we love because while doing it, we are not worrying, trying to figure stuff out, but "letting go"! Looking forward to seeing the results of your creative process!!

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    1. I am going to keep piddling and waddling through until that groove strikes. I appreciate you stopping by.

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    2. I am going to keep piddling and waddling through until that groove strikes. I appreciate you stopping by.

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