Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My little art room mascot . . .

This is my little girl kittie, Gwen, doing what she loves to do best in the art room - sitting in my chair! It is not uncommon for me to be working with my back to the door and I will hear and feel this big thump as she jumps up on to the back of the chair and sits behind my head and decides to keep me company and take a nap. It is one of those feelings that makes my heart feel complete and content. Note the in progress work on the art bench for the upcoming show!
I am still knitting like a fool. I am loving the projects in the Knitting for Peace book I got and another book I picked up this last weekend by Nicky Epstein called Knitted Flowers. I am doing a field trip tomorrow to the Yarn Lady in Laguna Nigel - an awesome yarn shop I can't wait to introduce my friends to! I can't wait to see what yarn calls out to me in light of the new projects I have been knitting. There's something about knitting that makes me think of old ladies (and I am getting up there, but don't consider myself old yet!!), and yet there is something very calming, and meditative and grounding in doing it. I don't want to be like the old auntie that crochets doilies for everyone and they smile as they take it and then put it in the Goodwill bag! Hence, I will not be making scarves or doilies!!!
Well, I'd best get back to my projects for Saturday, but just wanted to share a picture or two of Gwen with you.


Fanciful Expressions said...

Gwen is such a sweetie--love her blue eyes. I've always enjoyed it when Jake or my other kittie, Jasmine,join me when I'm working. Another thing I like is when I'm reading a book they like to snuggle with me.

Tamsie said...

As an wearer of a knitted origianl by you, I say, keep going. Your work is beautiful. Of course this is an unbiased opinion based on pure personal opinion.
Have a fun day. Thanks for the new post, makes payroll so much easier!