Musings of a dyer and fiber artist from Lord of the Rings and Narnia country, the South Island of New Zealand.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Getting back to normal
My degree course is in Visual Arts, and one of my classes involves drawing organic objects. I have never had any training in art, so this stuff is pretty challenging for me. Here's a rose stem I drew on Thursday. I missed most of the Tuesday class due to the earthquake - I couldn't concentrate after I received the text from Sophie saying she was stuck in her building, so went home. Now I need to get more drawings done to catch up.
I went shopping on Saturday morning - restorative shopping, that is, as opposed to shopping for necessities. I bought some yarn I wouldn't normally buy (it's acrylic) but I really liked the colours, and it's boucle so has plenty of texture and only a simple stitch is needed. I've stopped watching the TV footage of the quake as I find it too stressful Instead, I watched DVDs over the weekend, and knitted this stocking stitch scarf. I'll just knit to the end of the ball which should make a good-sized scarf, and then make a hat and gloves or mittens from the 2nd ball. Like many handcrafts, knitting is soothing so always makes me feel better.