New class by Tara Leaver – check it out if you want to get more playful with your art.
I’ve participated in another of her courses and keep returning for inspiration, as you have unlimited access once you buy it. The Charcoal class is on my list too! Well, right now I’m just waffling through life, but eventually I hope/expect to find a way back to myself and the studio.
A very timely post on many levels, one of them being how I’m not really posting here at the moment.
I have been instagramming a bit, so you could always scoot over there to have a look, you can view and comment even on a PC.
Anyway, I recommend Sarah’s list on how to “go viral” (it may not be what you think it is). This was my favourite of her suggestions and wise words:
It’s been a while since we had one of these posts! In fact this has been sitting as a draft for a year today exactly. So I’ll release it into the wild with one newly found link as well as the ones I found last year.
As we get older, we focus more on specialized knowledge than broader learning. A new paper argues that’s slowing us down.
Well, I may be deluding myself of course, but I feel every bit as sharp as I did 30 years ago. If I needed to learn a new language for example, I’d assume I could just go ahead and do so. How about you?
Since I’ve been playing at making a small, selfhosted fiber blog in Danish (and then not done much in the way of yarn activities to write there), I seem to have gotten into a frenzy. While I haven’t been able to find the perfect template for anything on closer inspection, I’ve decided on an experiment where I separate photo galleries and paintings into two separate blogs – while business continues here at Colour Cottage quite as usual. Continue reading
I don’t have any and I’m actually not that keen, but I sometimes end up on websites describing projects that sound like fun, so I thought I’d share a few. Autumn holidays are soon to begin here, after that of course there’s all the other holidays coming up! I remember how nice it was to do little projects like this, must be even better these days when children are living in symbiosis with their computer…
Painted sticks – use outdoors craft paints for use in the garden?
Last month I received a gift of handmade, natural soaps and now that I’ve been using them I can definitely say that they keep their promise. In between cats, horses, paint, dye chemicals, gardening and the usual reasons, I wash my hands a lot and had been noticing that my knuckles have become very dry and scruffy over the winter. Now that is completely gone without any use of lotion, my hands are very soft again.
Nope, I have not fallen down another rabbithole.
Jeg har ikke tillagt mig en ny hobby, men i går lå der i min postkasse en fin lille hilsen fra Sæbedamen, også kendt som Uglemor/Krydderuglen. Og jeg syntes lige jeg ville vise dem frem inden jeg begynder at bruge dem. Senere kommer et indlæg om min oplevelse af naturlige sæber – jeg skal jo lige ud og møge mig til før jeg kan prøve dem. Hvor er det skønt at få overraskelser med rigtig post ved siden af de sædvanlige 2 kg lokalaviser og skrammel!
I’ll write about them in two installments, today I’ll just show and tell, later when I’ve used them up I’ll tell you how I like them compared to commercial soaps. Normally we use liquid soap, but I’m interested in the non-chemical way as well as the medicinal properties one can combine in different soaps and ointments.