Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Doodle a Day Keeps the Doldrums Away

I'm trying to dig out my creative self again. My TRUE creative self that once was when I was much younger. I was a fount of creativity back then and now this dried up well only trickles the occassional original idea. sigh. What happened? How does one fight the daily doldrums? How do we stay positive and optimistic in a world that sometimes seems to do nothing but spiral into a dark abyss of.... wow ok that's definitely NOT how to stay happy. hahah Let's get away from that line of thought.

So I've been doing some doodling. I figured that should help at least a little bit. These came out of my pens throughout last week. Here are some happy dreaming little flowers. A girl and a... dog? Looks more like a weird baby kangaroo or something at her feet. Some owls, love birds... and fish that could be hot air balloons maybe if you looked at it with squinty eyes.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Day

Today is a good day. I think it's a good day. At least, it's a better day than some of the recent days I've had in a long while. The weather is mild with the smell of fresh rain in the air. The flowers on our balcony are all happily blooming. The pets are at peace. The house is in order (mostly - acceptably so anyway).

And there are a lot of cheery posts on other blogs. Read about making butter at Angry Chicken; especially the post that inspired her over at Portland Food and I don't know why reading about that made me feel good. Then go and read Alice's insanity at Finslippy. That was hilarious. Well, I thought it was. Probably because it sounds like she's my husband's long lost twin. Though he's not THAT bad. (~_^)

I know making this blanket has been making me happier too.

When I pick it up and work on it the colors scream "happy happy"! I'm behind in this soft-waves ripple blanket making craze I know but it still had to be done. This one is being made with misc. left over skeins so the colors and weights are varying. This other one (next photo) took me over a year to do (becuase I procrastinated THAT much) and was requested in those particular colors.

It was requested extra long too so that could be another reason why it took so long to do.

Anyway, Happy Day to you all!!

ps~ Thanks for all the posts

- from comments on projects to just plain good wishes -

its been very nice. Thank you.