When I started this blog a few years ago I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with it. I still don’t, so I just tag along and see what happens. I also still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, so I guess it’s a trend.
I enjoy connecting and sharing about most any subjects really and since I’m addicted to learning new things, as the blog grows subjects evolve, are added, while others slide into the background for a while.
In the beginning there was plant dyeing along with some knitting and spinning. I enjoy painting, photography, and photo editing, if pictures and colour are involved, I’m hooked. At the moment I’m learning about weaving and the very latest addition is archery. With making fabric comes improving my sewing skills, and on the bucket list is among other things bookbinding. And so it goes, skipping along, sometimes going round in circles.
It appears that working with my hands is necessary to keep my imagination and my brain alive. Amazing discovery. I may talk about such things too once in a while.
We live in the country, in a small house in a windtunnel surrounded by nothing but fields. Can’t imagine living in a place where I can’t see the horizon! Unless it’s a forest, which would make me very happy too. A selection of animal friends also occupy the premises, often competing with a pile of books for my attention.
I’ve suffered from fatigue for quite a few years now, in the beginning fighting it in all the worst possible ways until finally I crashed in 2011. Now I’m slowly learning to be nice to myself and that organism I live in, managing the stress syndrome which has become a part of it, not actually improving physically but hopefully coping better. Which came first, fibromyalgia or stress, hen or egg, there’s rarely just one clear explanation to these things. I’m fortunate enough that I don’t have to take a job just now, leaving me free to simply get on with my life. I’d love to be self employed again doing something “artsy and creative”, but time will have to tell me if, what and how.
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Last updated June 2015
Farvehytten (<- nu med dansk blog!) var en titel min mand fandt på da jeg havde ledt og ledt efter et domænenavn som ikke allerede var optaget. Og det passer meget godt, vi bor i en lille knaldhytte på landet og jeg tænker stort set ikke på andet end farver, jeg spinder, farver garn, strikker, væver, maler (ok, påtænker at begynde igen), fotograferer, nyder naturen og får et kick over enhver solnedgang jeg ser.
Men man kan også gå og tulle for meget rundt for sig selv har jeg opdaget. Det tog lidt tid, for jeg er rigtig GOD til at underholde mig selv, men inspiration kommer altså ikke kun indefra, den kommer i høj grad ved at dele med andre og suge alt til sig som verden har at dele. Kommunikation skal der til for ikke at gå i stå. Så jeg håber at lære en masse, få øvet mig i at skrive og danne interessenetværk på tværs af grænser, hvorfor jeg primært skriver på engelsk.
Plantefarvningsemner om sommeren og alt muligt andet om vinteren gætter jeg på.
Jeg elsker når folk giver kommentarer for at få en dialog i gang!
Opdateret 22. juli 2016