December 10, 2013 · 7:30 AM
I first posted to this blog a year ago today.*
I wanted to keep a journal of the things I make and get into the habit of writing again.
On that point, I’ve stayed on course.
I wanted to publicly declare my unfinished objects (UFOs) in order to shame myself into finishing them.
On that point, I’ve utterly failed.**
And I wanted to keep true to my mission statement/manifesto.
That one had mixed results – I’ve slipped up on whining about my personal woes.
But woes affect workflow and the creative process – occasionally for the better, but most often for the worse.
Of physical states and habitation, nothing has changed from last year.
Of mental states, artistic paths, and new careers, I’m still lost.
This was also a year spent in mountains around the country and world and those were the good parts.
Otherwise the suspended animation-ness of the rest is maddening.
But I’ll continue to putter about and ramble on all things fiber for a bit – I’ll even fess up to some more UFOs in the new year.
*Thank you for reading.
I won’t brag about my reader statistics because I can’t – I know most of you in life or ravelry, so consider yourselves a special, intimate, elite group!
**In case you’re keeping track, I have not finished Long term UFOs – part I, part II, part III, or part IV. And I recently and completely forgot about part IV, but I’m closest to finishing that one and the quilts will have to wait until I have more space.
Filed under hiking, knitting, sewing, spinning, travel, unemployment
Tagged as alpaca, anniversaries, assessment, blue bucket, contemplating, frustration, goals, making things, work, writing, year in review
September 17, 2013 · 4:14 PM
is ____. or has a ____.
(Fill in the blank with your favorite sexual innuendo or phallic euphemism, or else think of a proboscis monkey instead if you’re blushing).
And according to the latest science, this eggplant would make a terrible father.
I’m a little concerned that our organic CSA is within spitting distance of a large campus of a “global BioPharma company.” That’s a big-assed evil major pharmaceutical mega-corporation to you and me. When you drive past it on the way to the seemingly bucolic farm, a high-pitched hum slithers into your brain and vibrates your fillings. I can only imagine what its doing to our vegetables. I think it’s possible I’m growing another ovary.
I do know my thoughts and actions are becoming increasingly random.
I’ve nearly completed several portfolio pieces, but I either need to come up with several more, or be able to make the case that these few are enough to stand on their own and carry the whole thing.
I’ve been doing a lot of writing lately in the hopes that an artist statement and clear language about what and why I’m doing it will just tumble forth from my fingers without any effort and to my surprise. Instead, I’m increasingly realizing that my hold on grammar is quite slippery, my comma usage is most certainly often wrong, and I really need a refresher on the basics in order to feel more like an intelligent and concise human being. I am not a millennial, I don’t text, and I had to use typewriters and rely on knowledge of spelling for much of my early education so I don’t have an excuse – not that anyone should have an excuse.
It’s bumming me out a bit at the moment.
You know what else is? At home in our rental in the vinyl village, a tree company came in and sawed off half of our trees. They didn’t take the three dead pines that will smash through our windows and walls with decapitating fury during the next superstorm, but instead took away 25 feet of branches (leafy shades) from the lovely Sweetgum right outside my window.
And now I’ll have to use my depressing vinyl blinds.
And lately WordPress keeps telling me that advertisements might appear from time to time at the bottom of my posts. I do not endorse anything that might be down there (unless of course I do, but I doubt they advertise wool). And I don’t think I have any control over what is there. For $30 a year, I can take away these ads which I’d love to do, but then another year will go by and another $30, then another $30, and so on (boldly assuming I keep this up). So my $30 will be going to things like health insurance and oats and toilet paper (and sexy mutant vegetables) instead.
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